... It's only been two weeks I know, but I was just wondering if any of you that had voice troubles after thyroidectomy could give me some insight as to how long it took yours to get back to normal. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Patty!
Dont panic! I'm 10 months post Op and the nerve to my vocal chord was actually cut during my TT! I lost my voice for a good few weeks and every word I uttered (or whispered) was extremely hard work. I had to take a breath with almost every word.
The good news is that my voice is now fully back to how it was - although it doesnt get a little weak sometimes.... (3 replies)
... aw the doctor on day six he mentioned that the right vocal cord was swollen. Can you ladies or gents who have had this surgery tell me how long it took for your voice to get back to normal? ... (3 replies)
... Six Months! I see a vocal therapist who has given me some great exercises to stengthen my voice and tips on how to talk when voice is not cooperating. ... (6 replies)
... to feel pretty normal. I still feel my voice is weak at times. I sang horrible before and it's way worse still. So, I am sure it just takes some time. ... (6 replies)
... e me feel alot better. I guess I was hoping for too much too soon. I get so frustrated not being able to speak loudly when I need to and by the end of the day my voice is so tired. Part of my job is answering the phones and paging employees. As you can imagine this is quite a challenge. ... (6 replies)
Have a hard time raising my voice at the kids (Darn) That's good for them bad for me.:eek: I was hoarse for a while. It gets better, but time will heal. Definately talk to the doc.
Kathy (6 replies)
... Yes I had my surgery of a total thyroidoctomy in 2004 I struggled with my voice for 12 months could not raise my voice it would cause me swallowing problems it was like the voice box would swell up. Also if I would talk for long periods it would play up. ... (6 replies)
... Talk to your surgeon about this, but I found it challenging to talk the first couple of weeks, and until 3 months, I wasn't able to sing---raise and lower my voice level----then I got totally better.
My surgeon said there's internal swelling and that can affect voice for quite a while---even many months.
My friend had a "paralyzed" vocal chord, and it took quite a while... (6 replies)
... I had intermittent hoarseness, mostly when I would sing. My voice was fine after surgery, but the other night, I did a lot of talking and found I could barely talk the next morning. ... (4 replies)
... I KNOW my calcium levels are VERY LOW. I have already had blood drawn twice since leaving the hospital. This might be why we are having voice problems. Your doctor will probably check at your appointment. ... (10 replies)
... I had a total thyroidectomy in March 2007. I too had hoarseness with my voice, couldn't raise my voice, couldn't sing, etc. Many times people asked me what was wrong with my voice. ... (46 replies)