I had an ACDF of C3/4/5 11 weeks ago today.
I had swallowing problems after surgery, but they are almost back to normal now.
What I am finding is that I cannot sing! Lower notes are easier than higher notes, but if I try to sing much my voice gets even worse and then I can't make much sound at all. It also starts to hurt, like I have strained my voice.
I am wondering if anyone out there could share their story with me.
Did you have singing voice problems (my speaking is mostly ok unless I talk for long, or am passionate about what I am saying, then my voice will go hoarse and squeaky)?
How long did it last?
Did it ever resolve completely?
Did you have any sort of treatment for it?
I am wondering if I should let anyone know about this. I also wonder if I should sing at home to try to improve things, or should I avoid singing to rest it.
At church yesterday, after trying to sing several songs, my throat started to hurt and then my voice (even my talking voice) went all croaky and weak.
I look forward to hearing how others have coped :-)