from a fellow vocal cord paralysis, post TT gal
Have you seen an otolaryngologist? Otherwise known as an "ear, nose & throat" doctor? That is the specialist you need to see to follow up with vocal cord issues.
I had bi-lateral vocal cord paralysis after my TT in April 08. My right laryngeal nerve was sacrificed as it was encased in cancer, so my right vocal cord won't move again, but my left vocal cord has just started to move as of the end of July.
Vocal cords can take up to a year to recover. Mine were paralyzed in what is called a "mid-line" position. So, my airway was restricted, and it was difficult to speak. Now that my left vocal cord is moving, my voice has gotten better (I'm probably 75% of what I was before the TT), and my airway is less restricted since the left cord is now moving somewhat in and out.
Do you know if both of your laryngeal nerves are intact? Did they have to take one during the surgery? If they are both intact, you still have a good chance of them waking up and beginning to function normally again.
Hope that helps
Let us know how you're doing. I ***soooo*** feel for what you're experiencing