I still can’t talk.
Treatment: steroids, z-pak, fluids, voice rest (plus ice cream)!
My sweet grand baby is very puzzled (and a little frustrated) that Gran isn’t as interactive as usual. I’m amazed at how much I talk to this 8 month old person! I really, REALLY didn’t realize how much I converse with her– until it became painful to do so. On a similar note, I am also surprised at the number of times I talk to myself. That’s disturbing on a number of levels but I’ll leave that for you to dwell on…. I’m going to try to NOT think about it.
Also, my dogs respond to VOICE commands–although they are learning gestures– some of which are less than animal-appropriate. They do, however, respond to “the look“. You know–THAT look. The one mothers use when a six year old is about to spill some crazy family secret at the PTA meeting?? Yeah, that one. Once they catch my eye, it’s instant guilty face….. I’m surprised at how smart they are. Conversely, the cats never listened anyway, so not having a voice isn’t an issue.
If this isn’t remedied in 48 hours or so, I’m not sure what I’m going to do. It will be grossly inconvenient! Right now I’m confident it will resolve–that’s what I’m betting on. My second job has been interesting–I’ve emailed staff members instead of calling and I’ve had to postpone a couple of things. No real issues so far… Gonna go take a nap with my sweet little Peanut!