Re: 5 days post ACDF, trouble talking, weak hand
I am now four weeks post-op a one level 6/7 cervical fusion. I can now swallow water without choking, most of the time. My primary problem is still my voice. I have hardly noticed any improvement in the past few weeks. I can still only speak with a hoarse whisper and only with a high-pitched voice. I have no lower register tone at all.
My voice is a little better in the morning when I first wake up, but it "leaves" shortly thereafter.
I'm more than a little freaked out now. I have a follow-up with the PA in two days and am very interested in what he has to say. Is it normal to take this long for voice recovery???