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Old 10-30-2012, 07:44 AM   #5
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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???