Not to worry. I actually had my right laryngeal nerve removed along with TT in April 08 as the cancer had wrapped around the laryngeal nerve (which controls the vocal cords - one nerve on each side). So - I will always have vocal cord paralaysis on the right side, but actually had bi lateral vocal cord paralysis post surgery (lots of swelling & trauma to the area).
Although my voice isn't 100% a year later, it is still improving. I also love to sing (at church, etc) and it has been so difficult to not be able to for so long. But even with my paralysis, I am happy to say my singing voice is coming back!!!
So never fear! I have been seen by otolaryngologists for my vocal cord situation and they have assured me nerves take a long time to heal, but the body is amazing. Hang in there!! Also Reece is correct. As the specialists have told me, I can ***use*** my voice, but it's not good to ***strain*** the voice.