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Cindy,
I just had a TT 2 weeks ago and my left lobe was totally wrapped around my vocal chord. Now prior to surgery my voice was so hoarse I could hardly talk on some days but right after surgery it was gone. I had no ill effects in that way, but what I have is when I talk or chew it will swell and becomes pretty painful. The surgeon said it is totally normal for it to "react" to being so handled for up to a year. I have had dramatic improvment this last week, but still, if I talk on the phone, I can feel it start to swell after about 10 minutes, it is so bothersome.

Can I ask you this..............are you still having trouble with eating solids? Here I am over 2 weeks post-op and I am still eating mostly pudding because chewing and swallowing solids causes the chord to swell as well.

From what I was told by my surgeon, with the severity of entanglement I am very lucky to have any use of it, sounds like you are in the same situation.

Did anyone have any idea how big yours was prior to surgery?

Best wishes,
Karen





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