Last May I had a neck fusion, a plate was put in and everything was going along well..until one of the xrays showed one of the screws backing out. I did have trouble with high voice registers and swallowing. In Nov. the plate was removed and now I have almost no voice. After 3 months I went to an ENT and found out that one of the vocal cords is paralyzed because of the seond surgery. Last week I got a sore throat and my voice was almost perfect!!!. As I got well, my voice faded back to a whisper. What I hear is WAIT. In 5 months the voice has not changed a bit. IS this common, is the hardware at fault, will my voice come back (5 months now)? Has this happened to anyone else?