Karen Cortell Reisman Executive Communication Speaker & Coach chronic coughingA colleague just sent me this email:

You and I were talking on the phone many years’ back and you brought to my attention that I had cleared my throat WAY too many times during our conversation and that I might want to go see an ENT doctor.  

I finally got diagnosed.   I had NO airway to speak of.  I had serious genetic sleep apnea and my airway was almost non-existent.

I have not been able to breathe…my whole life.  I just did not know any different.

13 months ago I had double jaw surgery to open up my airway.  It is now 4x the size.  I can breathe!!!!  For the first time in my life.  

You identified it years ago. Now I can sleep for the first time in my life and….I don’t clear my throat anymore!

All my best,

Steve…..and I can breathe!*

If you have a chronic cough please seek medical advice. It could save your life. Or, slightly less dramatic, you could start sleeping through the night, breathe, and be in a better mood!

*Source: Steven J. Anderson, Founder and President of TOPS Institute – Total Patient Service

* Blog pic: Copyright: <a href=’http://www.123rf.com/profile_ljupco’>ljupco / 123RF Stock Photo</a>

Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S., author of 3 books and President of Speak For Yourself®, works with decision makers on how to speak with gravitas. It’s all in how you speak for yourself. Karen also speaks about her cousin, Albert Einstein, in a message about hope, resilience and brassieres.

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