I just had my follow up with my surgeon after my 1/2 thyroidectomy a week ago, and now my right vocal chord won't move, and my voice sounds horrible. I sing in 3 choirs. I sang in Carnegie Hall. I sang under the direction of 3 world famous composers and along with 100 people was chosen to be the first music ambassadors to China in 2007. I have gone through so much much, and have had so much already taken from me, that it took till today to even process the idea I may not sing again. Does anyone have any experience of trauma to the vocal chords, and them recovering as normal?
My surgeon said he definitely saw the nerve, and he's seen this one other time...I am to follow up with him in a month, and he's referred me to a speech pathologist.