Monday, April 19, 2004

Learning to Talk

I'm going to learn how to talk! I saw an Ear, Nose & Throat doctor today because whenever I get stressed out, I lose my voice. It was much worse at my old school, where I was perpetually stressed out, and the kids were much louder, and more of them per class, and more classes per day. I know, I know, now you all think that I scream at the kids all the time, but it's not that. I'll admit, I've been known to yell on occasion, but losing my voice seems to happen just due to strain on my vocal chords. Anyway, my regular doctor suggested seeing an ENT specialist for a referral to a speech pathologist, because apparently I talk using my "false vocal chords" rather than my real vocal chords, which is why I lose my voice. Hmmm. Many people have suggested taking theater classes to deal with the voice problem, but health insurance will cover a speech pathologist, so I guess I'll go this route! Anyway, I think the possibilities are so interesting.... I mean, imagine if my real voice turns out to be totally different from the voice I've had all these years.......... I know that's unlikely, but it would make a good short story, wouldn't it?


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