Table 1: This table illustrates the questionnaire that was handed to the recruited patients. The remainder of the survey questions is demographics related.
(a) Please rate the level of throat pain (not the surgery site pain) you had after your surgery

DayPain score

1st day after surgery012345678910
During the first week after surgery012345678910
At day 7 after surgery012345678910

0 = no pain.
10 = worst possible pain.
(b) Please rate the level of swallowing disability you had after your surgery

DaySwallowing disability score

1st day after surgery012345678910
During the first week after surgery012345678910
At day 7 after surgery012345678910

0 = no swallowing disability.
10 = unable to swallow.