"Can you identify?" >> ok so i just revealed my age!
I had heart failure and was intubated prior to having a pacemaker installed. After intubation I had a sore, raspy throat for 4 or 5 days. Of course, doc and nurses all indicated this was normal. I used throat spray, and moved on.
I am now 30 days+ post extubation. My voice has dropped from soprano to low to mid alto. I can speak audibly, but for projection, or to use a phone, I have to tuck my chin to my chest. I have been a singer since 5th grade.
This voice loss bothers me the most as I am no longer able to sing in Worship at church.
Is this unusual? Will it just get better? Do I need to see a speach or ENT specialist?
I really appreciate all responses.