I was wondering if anyone among you could mention something about the recovery process of vocal cords/voice box after quitting smoking.
I am on day 14 of my quit (feeling strong and confident about it), however I seem to be waiting for the coughing to start (I have read the "every quit is different" article and learned a lot). This has been a problem with former quits, as once it started, the coughing really bothered my throat and voice.
I am a singer in a vocal ensemble.
This time there has been no coughing ,but my voice seems to be experiencing the same kind of reactions as if I were coughing! (Is this making any sense)? My voice is "breaking"...similar to the way adolescent boys sound when their voices start to change. This is happening during regular speech. While singing, it is worse and causing me to really go off key - quite embarrassing when it happened during practice yesterday. (I would like to share the fact that everyone in the ensemble is absolutely thrilled that I have quit smoking).
Again, I do realize that every quit is different, and everyone's physiology is not like mine, but I was just wondering if any of you all are singers or public speakers and could let me know what to expect time wise with these manifestations. I don't like them, but am willing to acknowledge that (hopefully) they are signs of my healing and will pass. Can anyone comment?
Sue in Israel