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Old 04-28-2006, 06:46 AM   #1
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Tonsillectomy - Voice Change?

29 yr. old male.....I teach and also part time radio sports announcer......can I expect a change in voice because of the tonsillectomy? Will I be ready to teach 10 days after surgery? Lots of horror stories around here, but I'm ready to go under the knife!

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Old 04-28-2006, 07:56 AM   #2
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Re: Tonsillectomy - Voice Change?

How long were you off your feet? I'm having surgery on a Thursday, can I expect to be ok the followign Monday (10 days after surgery)?

Old 04-28-2006, 10:26 AM   #3
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Re: Tonsillectomy - Voice Change?

Yeah. I am 3 weeks post op and someone yesterday told me my voice sounds higher... which in my opinion is good since I had a sorta deep voice for a girl..

Meh, oh well.

Old 04-28-2006, 12:47 PM   #4
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Re: Tonsillectomy - Voice Change?

At 10 1/2 weeks post op, I still can't say certain words correctly (wall, talk just to name a few.). I still don't have volume yet. I was one of those who had lots of complications, including post op bleeding and 2 1/2 weeks of thrush. Harlee hit the "danger" days for post op bleeding correctly. And I totally agree with Harlee about not doing too much. I still need 10 hours of sleep every night or else I'm exhausted the next day. Listen to your body and get plenty of rest and eat a good clean diet. Please let us know how your surgery goes.
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Old 04-29-2006, 01:34 PM   #5
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Re: Tonsillectomy - Voice Change?

Well, my husband is a 1st grade teacher, and I had my tonsils out almost 4 weeks ago, so I asked him what he thinks. He said he would consider the following factors:
* your age (the older you are, the harder it is)
* what day of the week you would be going back (if day 10 is say..a Thursday, than only working a couple days to start as opposed to a full work week might be ok)

My worst days following my tonsillectomy were days 7 and 8. That is fairly common, as that's when scabbing starts coming off.
Personally I didn't go back until day 19. I am 37 years old, and I wait tables, so it's a tough job on the body. I know teaching is tough too, especially if you teach little ones.

I'd give it until day 14.

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