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Voice has not came back after being on resperator for 9 days, And it's now 6 months out of hospital

I was in icu with double pneumonia and put on a resperator for 9 days, I still have not got my voice back and it's been 6 months, Can anyone tell me if they have went though this. I am going to see a ENT this month to see if their was damage to voice when removing resperator.

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My wife tells me that my voice is much quieter since my stay in ICU, and I do feel I have to make more of an effort to speak louder. I've just accepted it as a permanent change. Hopefully, ENT can help you to get yours functioning again. All the best.

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Hey there, I was shouting at my husband when they woke me (I was still hallucinating) so I guess my voice has always been pretty sorted since I awoke! I'm sure my hubby will confirm my voice is now back to normal bellowing self and I'd make sure you get checked out asap.

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Hey BBDEBS, you sure you didn't hallucinate about shouting at hubby? 😊 When they brought me out of coma I was still intubated, then trachy for about three weeks, so no chance of shouting at anyone! 😄

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Nope, I very much called him all names under the sun. See in my nightmare, I was waiting for Willy Walsh to allow me on his personal jet to take me to Bristol for treatment but because my husband is type 1 diabetic, he'd gone to get some food. I missed my slot on the flight (this is all bol****s BTW) so I was so angry with him for jeopardising my recovery I was shouting at him. The nurses were telling me off for being so horrid to him. I think I actually made him cry!!!

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