I am 48 hours post bilateral polyp removal from my vocal cords. I have no voice at this time, What should I do? Vocal rest, assuming the cords have been traumatized? I am fearful.
I am glad your surgery was successful. Absolutely rest until it is fully healed, and follow your doctor’s recommendations. Your doctor should recommend a voice therapist for you to work with once the vocal folds have healed, and give you follow-up appointments to keep you on track. I understand your fear but it is important to keep in mind that the body is a miracle healer and many people have healed perfectly from such surgery.
It is essential to work with knowledgeable professionals to retrain and develop your voice. It is also essential to stay relaxed and positive so that your emotions and concerns do not cause stress on the instrument.