I had my surgery on Tuesday morning and was discharged from hospital on Wednesday. By Thursday I could manage speech on a single high frequency - rather like the monotonous daleks that kept us hiding behind the sofa when Dr Who was new.
By Friday I had improved to a 'throttled frog' in time to visit Gary Wood, my speech therapist and work out some exercises to improve my range.
Things have been improving virtually hourly, as wth hoarseness and swelling subside in roughly equall measure. It is hard to predict quite where things will settle down but my resting frequency certainly sounds markedly higher to me than it did before. Of course, you are not usually the best judge of your own voice, as you don't hear yourself as others hear you, so I am looking forward to hearing the reactions of others in the next few days and weeks.
Robin Moira White