Jan 11, 2011

Rant of the Week: Lost Voice



Rant of the Week: Lost Voice

I lose my voice once a year. Now is that time of the year. What causes this to happen is unknown to me. Usually, I have a nagging whooping cough throughout December that destroys my vocal cords. Such is the case today. It sucks because I take the ability to speak for granted. Now, it's an inconvenience that I must deal with. During my senior year of college, I completely lost my voice for 3 months. It turned out to be a root canal/crown mishap, that I probably could have sued over, but there wasn't a throat specialist in the world that could tell me why I couldn't speak. It always comes during the worst times. For instance, I had an interview today over the phone. I had to start the conversation off with "first of all, I would like to say apologize about my voice, I seemed to have lost it." I also have to talk more on a given day than I would prefer, so I have to do it with a raspy voice that cracks every 5 words like I'm going through puberty all over again. There isn't a cherry-flavored throat capsule in the world that can save me now. FML.