Well, I still can't phone post, so you'll just have to take my word for it.
My voice is functioning. The secret to stopping my cough for the night seems to be taking pain meds. And stopping my cough for the night seems to be the secret to getting my voice back. So it seems that more pain meds will be in order for a while. A call to the doctor will be made tomorrow. Hopefully I can explain myself clearly. We'll see.