Hi all! May 20th had 3 level acdf with hardware. Have relief from arm and neck pain some numbness still left in two fingers. During the surgery however my vocal chord was damaged and I am still having difficult swallowing. Has anyone else had this problem. Was sent to an ENT who confirmed that my left vocal chord is paralyzed and the nerve is partially severed. I cannot swallow solid food and have been on pureed food for over a month. Went to a swallow doctor who did some testing and taught me how to tilt my head to the left and down when chewing and swallowing. I have had two episodes of severe choking where I aspirated. I am taking in protein in protein sugar free shakes as I am a diabetic also. I have lost 22 lbs. and I have lost a lot of hair. Anyone else with anything like this going on I would greatly appreciate hearing from.