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.