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"From the Ted Talk by Charity Tillemann-Dick: Singing after a double lung transplant"

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During the thirteen-and-a-half-hour surgery, I flatlined twice, 40 quarts of blood were infused into my body. And in my surgeon's 20-year career, he said it was among the most difficult tntarpslans that he's ever performed. They left my chest open for two weeks. You could see my over-sized heart bnietag inside of it. I was on a dozen mniecahs that were keeping me alive. An infection ravaged my skin. I had hoped my voice would be saved, but my drtoocs knew that the bnaterihg tubes going down my throat might have already destroyed it. If they stayed in, there was no way I would ever sing again. So my doctor got the ENT, the top guy at the clinic, to come down and give me surgery to move the tubes around my voice box. He said it would kill me. So my own suoregn profrmeed the pocurdree in a last-ditch attempt to save my voice.

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During the thirteen-and-a-half-hour surgery, I flatlined twice, 40 quarts of blood were infused into my body. And in my surgeon's 20-year career, he said it was among the most difficult ___________ that he's ever performed. They left my chest open for two weeks. You could see my over-sized heart _______ inside of it. I was on a dozen ________ that were keeping me alive. An infection ravaged my skin. I had hoped my voice would be saved, but my _______ knew that the _________ tubes going down my throat might have already destroyed it. If they stayed in, there was no way I would ever sing again. So my doctor got the ENT, the top guy at the clinic, to come down and give me surgery to move the tubes around my voice box. He said it would kill me. So my own _______ _________ the _________ in a last-ditch attempt to save my voice.

Solution

  1. breathing
  2. transplants
  3. machines
  4. performed
  5. doctors
  6. surgeon
  7. beating
  8. procedure

Original Text

During the thirteen-and-a-half-hour surgery, I flatlined twice, 40 quarts of blood were infused into my body. And in my surgeon's 20-year career, he said it was among the most difficult transplants that he's ever performed. They left my chest open for two weeks. You could see my over-sized heart beating inside of it. I was on a dozen machines that were keeping me alive. An infection ravaged my skin. I had hoped my voice would be saved, but my doctors knew that the breathing tubes going down my throat might have already destroyed it. If they stayed in, there was no way I would ever sing again. So my doctor got the ENT, the top guy at the clinic, to come down and give me surgery to move the tubes around my voice box. He said it would kill me. So my own surgeon performed the procedure in a last-ditch attempt to save my voice.

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pulmonary hypertension 3
heart failure 3

Important Words

  1. alive
  2. attempt
  3. beating
  4. blood
  5. body
  6. box
  7. breathing
  8. career
  9. chest
  10. clinic
  11. destroyed
  12. difficult
  13. doctor
  14. doctors
  15. dozen
  16. ent
  17. flatlined
  18. give
  19. guy
  20. heart
  21. hoped
  22. infection
  23. infused
  24. keeping
  25. kill
  26. knew
  27. left
  28. machines
  29. move
  30. open
  31. performed
  32. procedure
  33. quarts
  34. ravaged
  35. save
  36. saved
  37. sing
  38. skin
  39. stayed
  40. surgeon
  41. surgery
  42. throat
  43. top
  44. transplants
  45. tubes
  46. voice
  47. weeks