I am almost 9 weeks post op.(ACDF C6-7 with plating) I have posted here before about my speech being affected since surgery. I finally went to an ear, nose, and throat doctor and have been told one of my vocal cords is paralyzed but that it should be back to normal within the next couple of months. I am just wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I tend to cough and choke and speak in a very high pitched soft voice. Otherwise I have had good relief of the pain and numbness that I had pre-op and am back to work, etc. without a problem.