I went for a check up on my vocal folds yesterday. Waited nearly 6 months for the appointment. This I initially went to the doctor because of a cold that lasted 3 weeks at the start of the year, luckily i didn't need to cancel any gigs.
The doctor basically put a camera up my nose and down into my throat and asked me to say "EEEEEEEEE". It wasn't sore it was just tickly. Im glad to say he said my Cords were in great working order and it was likely that it was just a bad infection.. I must admit getting told good news gives you a boost.