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GUEST,JB Tech: Vocal cord paralysis (16) Tech: Vocal cord paralysis 30 Aug 18

Almost 3 weeks ago I suddenly lost my voice after playing at a street festival. It started with a numb feeling in my right face, which then progressed to a pain in right ear, then hoarseness and subsequently total loss of voice. After medication the ear pain disappeared and I have no pain now, but also no voice.
After several visits to different ear and throat specialists, I was finally diagnosed with Vocal chord paralysis, or paresis.
I am now having logopedic therapy to try and re-activate the vocal chords, but progress is very slow. I have had loads of blood tests carried out to detect any signs of a viral infection and I have had MRT scans on the brain and throat area looking for signs of tumours. So far all my tests have been good and all the exoerts seem to be in the dark as to what the cause is. Some feel it could be pychosomatic as I lost my dear wife to cancer after a long illness just 8 weeks ago and am totally devastated and lost without her. We were married for forty years.
I just wanted to know if anybody has had any experience with this phenomenon and how things worked out for them.
Naturally I have had to cancel all my gigs and can not say if I will recover or how long recovery might take.
I would really appreciate any information or suggestions on this.

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