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Laryngitis?

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posted on May, 26 2019 @ 03:03 AM
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Laryngitis, ever had it?

I can't believe anything could silence my voice, but for the first time in my life laryngitis has completely taken my voice. It came on over the past 24 hours and now I got nothin'. At first I could talk normally, with an odd squeak now and then. Then it became more squeaking than talking. Now, even the squeaking has been replaced by just pure whispering air.

I don't even think I was really sick, I mean I did have a stomach ache for a day or so and my wife had been sick for a day where she got kind of hoarse. I didn't have anything like a sore throat or anything, although I was extraordinarily tired yesterday. I just woke up (about an hour and a half earlier than my normal 3:30am wake up time) and let the dogs out. Now I just realized one of the pitfalls of no voice...I can't call the dogs back in. I can whistle, or clap, but the dogs just look at me like..."Cool, Dad, what now??". Normally, a whistle or clap would be followed by an voice command to do something (and these dogs are extremely well trained), so they look up and kind of shrug like..."I guess Dad is just practicin' his whistlin' and clappin', party on!"

**sigh** (silently, of course)

How do you get rid of this crap???

Oh, and if you see an ACD and an Australian Shepard with a herd of critters rounded up, send their asses back home. Dang dogs probably have half the critters in the County rounded up by now! Maybe I'll just start drivin' around in my truck and randomly honking the horn. Then people will think I've really lost it this time! LOL!

ETA - Those two have already rounded up the cows, the neighbor's horses and some geese they found somewhere! I got a feeling I know what I'm gonna' be doing come daylight!
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posted on May, 26 2019 @ 05:18 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Yeah sucks.
I had that once when I was a teenager.
Imagine that. A teenage girl who lost her voice.

It was quite tragic really.

Feel better soon.

You'll be singing again before you know it.



posted on May, 26 2019 @ 05:40 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Not cool... I don't know, maybe heating up some water a bit and adding honey to it, then drink it?



posted on May, 26 2019 @ 06:33 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Singing is not something you want to hear me do!!

I can do a lot of stuff, but singing is not one of them! The last time I sang the paint peeled on the neighbor's barn several miles away and livestock across the county got spooked.




posted on May, 26 2019 @ 06:41 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I've never had that but I bet it sucks. I hope you get better soon. In the meantime get yourself a bicycle horn and you can honk at people like Harpo.




posted on May, 26 2019 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

oh... well sorry.... You will be back to making speeches again before you know it. lol

In the meantime keep typing. Its a pretty good substitute for talking.

Who knows maybe when it comes back you will be able to sing.

Going to karaoke I've learned that a lot of people cant sing lol but if you got the balls to get up and do it in front of a room full of drunks than I am going to applaud you like you're Pavarotti.


Feel better Boo.
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posted on May, 26 2019 @ 07:54 AM
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3 fingers of whiskey, juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of honey. Mix well and take 2 tablespoons to sooth your throat.

Or.....3 fingers of Whiskey, a lemon and a jar of honey, throw away the lemon and honey and drink the whiskey.



posted on May, 26 2019 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I picked it up once in college. Ironically, I was actually getting over what had made me sick. One morning, I woke up ... and NOTHING. Not a squeak!

Have you ever tried to call all your professors and coaches and the doctor and communicate that you cannot make a sound when you cannot make a sound beyond a harsh whisper at best? Then have you had to spend a couple days writing out everything you wanted to say on a notepad? Oh, then the fun of getting your boyfriend at the time to call all those people and explain that he's doing it for you and because you literally cannot make a sound ...

Then going to the doctor and being told to not even try to talk for at least two more days, but being cleared for everything else, so you haul your pad of paper and pen to track practice so you can try to communicate with your teammates and coaches and everyone there that you cannot talk ...

Yeah, it's frustrating.

I don't envy you.



posted on May, 26 2019 @ 11:11 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk

ETA - Those two have already rounded up the cows, the neighbor's horses and some geese they found somewhere! I got a feeling I know what I'm gonna' be doing come daylight!


You should of grabbed a piece of cheese and showed it to the dogs. Then threw it on the floor inside. They would of come running in



posted on May, 26 2019 @ 12:05 PM
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Gargle with some salt water, about a half teaspoon in a cup of water works good. Salt in that concentration can kill bacteria, but also can open up receptors and allow fluids out of swollen cells, just like when you salt meat it pulls water out. You do not want to make it too strong though, it can hurt.



posted on May, 26 2019 @ 02:47 PM
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Winter setting into Cape Town, but my mum had a terrible bacterial throat infection the past week.

At first it was a sore throat, or she burnt it with a hot spring-roll.

But burns recede, and this keeps getting worse.

This thing only starts on day three.

By day four you can't talk (everyone thinks you're nuts or putting on a show).
You can't eat, you can't drink, and even your spit won't swallow.

What was worse when I had it (with HIV) about three years ago, and it was resistant to the first two treatments.

Nothing helped or killed the pain - I really wanted to die eventually.



posted on May, 26 2019 @ 03:30 PM
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Not to be alarmist, but what once started and ended with a quaint sore throat, can nowadays turn into your worst nightmare.

They've altered these bacteria, possibly incidentally via irresponsible usage of antibiotics.

The worst thing about the throat is - a broken arm or leg, you can keep it still - but eventually you have to swallow.

Like the red hot lava of a volcano pouring down your gullet every minute.


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posted on May, 26 2019 @ 03:41 PM
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Luckily, when I couldn't talk anymore, I could write.

Now imagine a poor dude who never learnt to write gets this, and he pitches up at the clinic ...



posted on May, 26 2019 @ 04:43 PM
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It's ngg ... it's gg.
OK get the cop van he's drunk!

Sweeties wait for it!

I wanted to phone the ambulance for myself, but I couldn't speak on the phone.

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posted on May, 27 2019 @ 05:50 PM
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This is TERRIBLE!!

I literally cannot communicate with people, I have no voice. It's horrible!

I love communication, and I simply cannot do it now. I cannot communicate to my employees, I can't argue with my opponents...I'm totally screwed.

I can't even answer the freeking phone!!!!

I know have a sign which says ...."I'd love to say something, but I have NO voice!

It's not a metaphor, my physical voice has been lost in the past 4 days. All I can do is "squeak" (sometimes). I literally have no voice.

A colleague of mine called me tonight, a call I was expecting, and he asked if this was my wife? I was just whispering.

Man...I'm seriously humbled right now. I have NO voice!

Doc says I shouldn't try to talk for at least two days. That's impossible for me! How do I answer the phone? How do I conduct business...with no voice?

***BIG sigh***

What to do???



posted on May, 27 2019 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Wait til your voice starts coming back.

If it's like mine, then it comes back in fits and starts. Here you'll be going on in a loud whisper like your doctor doesn't want you to and all of a sudden, your voice comes in and you'll be shouting for a word and a half ... then it's gone again. And you cannot predict when it happens. It's like you're an adolescent boy with a breaking voice.
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