I was a second grade teacher before my Nissen, and my voice because increasingly hoarse and strained. I could no longer sing with my students, and often asked my TA to read aloud to my class, as my voice was so bad and so uncomfortable that I couldn't do it. It was better and worse intermittently, but was often bad.
I'm not sure what I experienced was "pain", but it was a real effort to talk.
I know how hard it is. Sorry you're dealing with this!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”