JVOX Posted January 5, 2012 Share Posted January 5, 2012 I'm wondering if there are any members here who have experienced polyp removal, and what your experiences were 3-4 weeks post op? I had surgery 3 weeks ago, and I have been talking and doing therapy for 2 weeks now. My concern is that my voice is totally broken up, strangled, and hoarse still, even after having started my therapy. I've looked up some videos of people talking around this same point post op, and their voices sound normal, if still weak. Mine speaking voice now sounds like my singing voice did pre polyp surgery. And I'm experiencing a good bit of diplophonia during the exercises. I'm going to the Voice Center at Duke U, and I know they are top notch. But my concern and depression over the situation is making matters even worse, and my therapist can only tell me that everyone is different and she's seen people with my problem make a recovery. Which isn't very comforting to say the least, haha. I was diagnosed with sulcus vocalis as well, but this was evident before my operation, and did not interfere to much of an extent in my singing voice, and certainly was not evident in my speaking voice. But at this point in my recovery, I'm having totally broken up and raspy speaking voice - and I tried to do some scales (haven't gotten to full voice scales in therapy yet) at home and it was a total disaster...My voice couldn't even make pitches, it was a crumbly broken mess. So I guess my question is - Anyone here been through this surgery and can tell me how your voice quality was within 3 weeks after the surgery? I can't get out of my own head on this issue, as I am a professional singer, and I am supposed to go back to touring 10 weeks after the surgery (only 3 shows the month of February though, a much lighter workload than full time). Thanks so much! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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