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Recently, after a trip to the doctor's office, I was not-so-pleasantly surprised to find out that I have laryngitis.
As part of the healing process, I was instructed to go on vocal rest, aka not talk/sing/whisper/use my voice at all, until I got better (although due to my sore throat, talking became extremely painful).
As anyone who knows me can tell you, I'm a very vocal person, and I love to talk, so this news did not go over well.
1. So not even whisper?
2. What if I really need to get someone's attention?
3. Okay, I SUCK at mouthing words.
4. Do I really not have a whiteboard? I don't want to waste a whole notebook writing down what I need to say.
5. I'm really gonna end up texting my mom while she's in the same room as me just to ask what's for dinner.
6. Not gonna lie, I feel pretty rude just smiling when people say "I hope you feel better soon!"
7. Day two of vocal rest: I have resorted to communicating by hand gestures: thumbs up = yes, thumbs down = no.
8. Currently texting my dad to ask if we still have my old chalkboard from when I was a kid somewhere in the basement.
9. Yes, I am 100% ready to communicate via chalkboard.
10. Might as well listen to some music to cheer myself up.
11. This is my favorite song!
12. Aaaand I can't sing along.
13. Should I wear a shirt that says "currently on vocal rest" so that people don't think I'm being rude when I don't respond to them?
14. ... I'm totally overthinking this, aren't I?
15. Am I allowed to laugh?
16. Because I really can't help but laugh sometimes.
17. Why is every song I listen to a song that I really want to sing along to?
18. That pharmacist definitely thought I was the weirdest person ever when I handed her a note that said "Hi my name is Sarah, and I'm currently on vocal rest so I can't speak. I'm here to pick up my prescription."
19. Is my voice gonna sound different when I'm able to speak again?
20. Seriously, how long is this gonna last?
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