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After taking a devastating kick to the throat CO my little nephew (yeah, he's gonna be quite the Steven Seagal), my voice pitch has increased about an octave and my NY accent is totally gone (not that I'm going to miss it). My sister says it's temporary, but I can only hope. This happened Thursday of last week, and there's barely any improvement. If anyone else has taken a blow like this, please tell me about your experiences and the result.




Man, there's nothing I love more than Gary Larson's sense of humor, and your opportune use of it. Thanks, Kiteman.

Ouch, must be like being permanently pubescent all over again... how's it doing?

Pretty good. I still have a voice crack rarely, but today was pretty good. I'm producing a lot of phlegm, and it hurts when I yell too loud, but otherwise very good. All his mom did was say, "Oh, honey, don't do that to people, you could have hurt him!" And then take away his phone for a week. Oh, well.

Haha, have you seen a doctor? If you're producing a lot of phlegm then it might be infected. Not sure really.

No, it's a lot better now. I think I'm fine, other than humiliation. My sister says it feels normal, so I'll trust her. Thanks.

ah its all cool bro once you get older your voice would of changed anyway

well you could of said that one earlier ummm it might stay that way it just might go back after more time

No, it's pretty good now. I have to clear my throat from time to time, and I can't yell too loud without some discomfort, but for the most part I'm as healthy as a horse. I just LOVE my nephew.

well then some time was the remedy good luck with that little dude though

i have two twin nephews and they are..........................wow.............crazy

fuggedaboudit, I don't think you had a Brooklyn accent if you think that way.

Man, did you see or ask any medical professional about it?  Any external bruising?  Crushed windpipe or larynx ain't good.  They might have to put you under to stick a scope down your throat.

There's not much of a bruise from what I can see, just a little yellowing. It hurts to swallow too hard. My other sister's studying to be an ER nurse, and she says it's normal for a change in voice tone and pitch. She says it's like losing your voice for any other reason--misplacement of your vocal cords. I've managed to avoid a nice, juicy throat injury for a good long time, so I have no idea about treatment of one. I'll wait it out for another two days and if there's no improvement, I'm under the knife. Thanks for your help. Wish me luck.

Oh, by the way, it's either foo-gedda-bahdid or fa-gyetta-bottit. I've never heard fugeddaboudit. :P

Thanks again.

Belt Parkway, Brooklyn-Queens borderline,heading to Longuylind.

Maybe the doc can just reach down there and pull up your misplaced vocal cords.


Haha, I remember seeing that sign. I think someone called it stereotypical or something and that they were going to remove it.

Well, my voice is almost back to normal (and look, two days, just like my sister said), but that sore throat feeling is still there. The bruise is gone, for the most part. I hope the possibility of needing surgery is eliminated. But I'll stop worrying when my voice is completely back to normal. All this caused by a passive-aggressive kid. :P Thanks for your help.