Oct 23, 2012 - 8:33 am
Wonder if anyone else had this problem. I had transhiatai esophgectomy on July 20. Upon waking up I couldn't talk. Tests and evaluations found that my left vocal cord had zero functio.
They say the nerve controlling was cut or bruised. Surgeon claims all work was done on other side of throat and if any problems he would expect right side, not left.
Besides no talk (think shallow whispers with only two or three words between breaths), I am having trouble swallowing without stuff going down into lung. Eye ear nose and throat guy painted cords with some " goop" and it helped a while, now getting worse so more goop in a couple weeks whe he has time.
Anyone else have this problem and what did you do? They say it will take one year waiting around to know if it's permanent.