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Timeline for voice to return after thyroidectomy?

I had a total thyroidectomy 2-1/2 weeks ago and my voice is still a whisper. At my one week follow-up appointment, a laryngoscopy revealed the right side of my vocal cords wasn't functioning. My dr said the nerves weren't cut during the surgery. Parathyroid glands are functioning well according to blood work.  I do have some slight numbness in my chin to neck area. I would love to hear from others who have been through this.
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I had my right thyroid removed in Oct and the left one removed  Nov.  24.  My voice comes and goes.  My surgeon said that sometimes the vocal chords get damaged and it takes a while to get back to normal.
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The nerve can be stretched beyond the limit during surgery (not necessary cut) and this can result in dead voice cord.
I recently watched one video with patient have had same results after surgery; the ENT did another surgery to the vocal cord fixing this condition.
Approx 4% of the population has vocal nerves embedded in thew thyroid tissue so damage is inevitable.
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