I had a complete TT on Feb.3.. And am done with RAI.. For now anyway.. I still don't have anymore that a whisper for a voice.. I saw an ENT specalist and he and 5 othere ENT's agree with my vocal cords are paralized and that it would be very rare for them to work again.. They say I am lucky, because after surgery my vocal cords are open about the size of a straw and that is what I have to breath through.. I choke on liquids daily to the point of vomiting, I cough most of the night.. Last night, I chocked on a piece of meat, it was the most scarey time I have had !!!
Has anyone else had this happen to them ?? And what about the coughing any ideas? I have elevated my bed 6 inches.. I run out of breath just whispering and doing anything at all is hard..Someone please help me ...
Oh My.. You poor thing. What a awful thing to have happened. I wouldn't give up though it's still early.. I knew of someone who regained her voice 6 mons later after surgery. I know Doctor's are NOT always right!!! I will keep you in my prayers believing your cords will heal!!!
Hi, I too had the same surgery and 1 day after you, I also have the similar voice problems. I talked to my doctor and he told me some people are not able to talk at all after this surgery and it could take up to 6 months for things to work. Yes it is fustrating but I did some research and found out if you go to a larynx specialist he can tell you what the problem is and in most cases it is easy to fix. There is a lazer surgery that will help to get things in place and working. So don't give up. If I am not better in that 6 month period I will go to a larynx specialist too. Good luck and God bless chickamin Also, with the breathing problems its hard but to sleep I use two pillows to keep head up and although fustrating I just try to not over do things even though That isn't much at times.
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