This is a technical question, Does the Ivor Lewis operation effect your tongue or back of your throat in any way? I had the IL 2 years ago next week and also play a brass instrument I have difficulty with quick tonging now, could be I’m getting older though my colleagues tell me I sound as though I am making a throaty noise. I also seem to fill up with saliva more than I used too. I have all the usual IL changes in life, and am glad I can continue with this hobby.
This site has helped me so much to know my new normal, thanks to you all.