Yesterday was my speech therapy appointment. Since my surgery my throat has been wonky so the good ENT sent me to a speech therapist to look into vocal cord issues. I could have told him there were issues with my voice. I can hear it. It sounds too often like my sister’s voice which is higher than mine. Plus there is a gravel quality to it at the end of the day.
This was one of the most fascinating tests I have ever taken. The therapist, Matt, explained everything we did and why we did it. It does seem there is a little bit of “bruising” to parts of my vocal cords. We are going to try a few tools to help it heal.
The first tool is to soften the beginning of my sentences. This means starting with a soft sound like “H” instead of something hard like “G”. Yep… I have to break myself of saying “Good morning” Turns out this is a Bad Thing for Vocal Cords(tm). From now on it’s “hello” or “hi” or “Hood morning”
Wish me luck with that one!