I just had surgery about two weeks ago, and have not recovered my voice...seems it's not even better at all
Can't even make a phone call.
I have read some allude to vocal cord paralysis in these posts, but say their voice is weak..my just is non-existent.
Most annoying were the nurses that would not answer my call because they couldn't hear my response after buzzing for pain meds! I would advise anyone having this surgery to make sure their surgeons keep the nursing staff informed of the fact that they may not be able to talk!
Anyone ever have no voice at all? Do exercises help with this? I had my husband make an appt. for me with an ENT doc, but I thought I would have my voice by now.
I had C/4-7 fused. Long scar chin to collarbone...hence zipper neck...hope to be getting some Vitamin C serum on this soon.
The best news is: my hands are working !!! And the trapezius pain and neck/shoulder is so much better, as are the headaches. I knew I did not have carpal tunnel (and of course their tests pre-surgery confirmed that.)
Thanks for listening...I can barely whisper and even that just wears me out.
Anyone with total loss of voice out there?