Thursday, July 16, 2009


Has anyone seen my voice?

Explanation: The annoying hoarseness in my throat from yesterday has gone away. No more of that silky smooth "I'm going through puberty" voice of mine. Nope. It left. I woke up this morning and all that was left was a note:

Dear Jeremy,

We had some good times. It's not you, it's me. I need some space to deal with some things I'm going through right now. Thanks for the memories.

All the best,
Your voice

Now I'm stuck trying to communicate to my 5-month-old daughter using a bizarre combination of hand gestures and whistling in Morse code. It isn't pretty. Anyone out there have a "sure-fire" cure for laryngitis?


Jeremy said...

Not sure how much of a "Cure" it is, but if you contract Bird Flu, you won't be worried about laryngitis anymore.

Willie Y said...

In the vast majority of cases, laryngitis is caused by a virus. The virus is often the same one that causes a common cold or influenza (the flu; see influenza entry). In very rare cases, the disease is caused by a bacterium, such as the one that also causes tuberculosis (see tuberculosis entry). In people with weakened immune systems, such as those with AIDS (see AIDS entry), laryngitis can be caused by a fungus.

Stop talking.