First of all, I'll introduce myself and give you a little background. I'm 34 years old and recently had my thyroid gland completely removed due to a massive goiter. The left side of my thyroid was 3.5 inches in diameter and the right was 2 inches in diameter.
Before this, my thyroid function was normal according to the doctors, though I believe I was probably at the low end of normal. I've never asked for my numbers, though I plan to when I have my first blood tests in a few months.
Anyway, I'm now six weeks post op and healing well. I can talk normally, but have lost the ability to project my voice to be heard in a loud room, and also to be able to sing anything above the middle of my previous range. I'm not a professional singer, but I do enjoy it, and I'm feeling a little frustrated. I know I have to give it 6 months before I know what's permanently affected, but would doing voice exercises help? Or is it a case of if it's screwed, then it's screwed no matter what?
Thanks in advance!