I was referred to Vanderbilt so I could see a national expert in otolaryngology and... there's good news and bad news!
The good news:
They said that Amyloidosis in the larynx typically looks slightly different from what I have. It tends to be uneven. I got to see in my throat for the first time, and compared to a normal throat, mine is like the fucking Michelin Man! Everything is ballooned up, but they said my vocal cords and the stuff below them look fine. So the reason my voice is shit lately is not because of my vocal cords, it's the fact that I can't get enough air down there to make normal sounds most of the time. Who knew?
However, they said if all my blood tests came back negative, then I might have to be referred to the amyloid center.
I had about 12 blood tests, and they all seemed to come back relatively normal, but this is what the doctor said when I messaged her about them:
The only result that was significantly elevated was high-sensitivity CRP. Although this tells us