Patient Testimonials : Patrice Hinds

Patrice Hinds

I just got back home from a huge family reunion, out of state. The wonder of being able to actually communicate with family members was awesome. It’s only been a few months that I’m able to speak above a soft whisper. Dr. David Rosow is solely responsible for this. His arrival from Boston to the U of Miami Health System has opened all sorts of new procedures restoring my vocal cords. My history of voice loss started 15 years ago. I was diagnosed with many reasons, many doctors, & many surgeries. My normal, active social & family life was very limited. Family events were frustrating in trying to be heard by whomever I was speaking to, phone technology by speaking slowly into the receiver was impossible. Any event (Thanksgiving, Xmas, Easter, etc.) was difficult to socialize. Any lunches or dinners, I’d request a table in the back, & even then depending on the noise level it was hard work to speak. The simple task of ordering at a drive-up window was disaster. With Dr. Rosow’s laser techniques & injections the last few years at the U of Miami, my vocal cords have not developed lesions at the rate as before, in fact they have almost disappeared. The cords have become stronger to the point I have obtained an actual tone, no more whispering. It has made such a difference in my life. I’ve been able to resume almost all activities. The reunion was a BIG TEST!! After a week I was a little hoarse, but not back to the whisper!!! I know I’ll never be 100%, but that is OK!! There is no malignancy, & I’m able to carry on a conversation with my family, friends & the public. I owe all of this to Dr. Rosow. One of his technicians told me when I first met Dr. Rosow that he has seen him do miracles & that one day I will speak too!! Well, it has happened & I am his living MIRACLE!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH Dr. ROSOW!!!!!!!

Patrice Hinds