Had my TT in December 2012 for follicular carcinoma, the scar has healed beautifully, mind you I have used massage with coconut oil and vitamin E cream as well as bio-oil. But my voice is awful, still rather weak and low, I sing like a bear growling which I hate as I used to love singing and had quite a nice voice, my vocal chords were partially paralyzed for a few weeks after the operation and I did have a scare when I woke up not being able to breath in until I coughed and coughed to clear the airway, my surgeon said it was caused by a virus but I am not too sure about that, it happened a couple more times always at night. I practice singing scales when I walk my dogs round the farmers fields only the birds and dogs can hear and they don't seem to mind too much but I can only manage one octave starting 2 scales down from middle C, as I said before like a bear growling. I would like to hear from others who have had this problem especially if they have recovered over time.
I have had a multi-nodular goiter since 1993 and could not get any doctors to take me seriously they just kept changing my dose of Thyroxine up and down until the nodules started to interfere with my breathing then I managed to get a doctor to tear himself away from the computer screen and look at my neck long enough to see that there was a problem, this only after he had prescribed anti-depressants which I refused to take as I was not depressed, only very tired, very overweight, sleeping badly, having headaches, losing my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. I have now had RAI treatment and even that was not so easy as I had to have thyrogen injections even after 4 weeks of low iodine diet and 2 weeks of nil medication and a TSH reading of under 2. So now I am on the mend and the oncologist has dismissed me back to the surgeon.
Hope all you other thycar guys are finding life easier and feeling positive, I really think that helps.