Today I will have to become silent and not whisper or talk because due to talking over the past few days has kept my laryngitis from healing 100%
I have done practically everything to insure good health after the flu.
Except, keeping my mouth shut!
I have gotten over the flu, a bad flu that has taken a while to get fully over it but due to the fact that in spite of moderate laryngitis, which I get about once every other year at some time or another, I failed to head the facts that are written on many reliable websites that all state the exact same thing, which is, "IF YOU HAVE LARYNGITIS DON'T TALK, DO NOT EVEN WHISPER." They tell us on all the sites about how important is is to rest your voice, that is why after a long night's sleep my voice seems almost normal but then I start talking every morning, to my wife, which is basically normal for me, I notice I have to clear my throat and talk and realize that my vocal chords are not working perfectly. It will be now about day 7 since the symptoms of laryngitis began after getting over the flu and only today I can actually write here about it, that I have to start DAY ONE with not talking, not even whispers.
On top of that, I have allergies, bronchitis and GERD and sleep apnea. All these are tied in to each other in some form or another. There is a definite feedback loop with having problems with snoring at night, as before I began using my new BIPAP machine, and the constant dry cough that also irritates the throat and larynix.
It isn't easy to just stay quiet and not even make a sound but what have I got to loose, besides my voice, right?
I will rest my voice for several days if at all possible, trying to answer my wife's questions with a pad of paper and a ball point pen. It will be quite a challenge for me, because well, I am quite the talker!
The voice is a thing I no longer will ever take for granted and I will learn to speak softly in the future and that will be a good improvement in many ways.
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