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New user, week old VNS surgery

Hi all, I had surgery last week to get the VNS installed. I anticipated my voice would be gravely, and all I see on the net talks about this being the case. My main 'concern' though is the post are preceeded by 'when the device is on' you will notice changes...etc. My voice has gotten worse even without the unit being on, and has been doing so since Monday of last week when I had the surgery. Is this normal? If so, how long did it take your voice to 'clear up' post-surgery? Thanks!

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