Today is Day 12 of silence to heal my vocal nodules. In the evening we went for a quiet bike ride which was nice. It can be very frustrating though when Geoff says something to me and I’m not clear about what he means, and I don’t have any way to ask him to clarify. I got a bit flustered a few times and finally at the end he did this big circle and I had no idea what was going on. I squeezed out this sort of frustrated loud whisper which was bad. but it was still a nice time. Then we went for a drink and had a conversation with me writing on my boogie board.
Geoff asked me how long I’m going to keep this up. Honestly, I’m not sure. I’m on the waiting list for a cancellation to see the ENT but otherwise I won’t have an appointment until end of October. I really won’t know how well this silence is working. I think I’ll keep it up for most of August but will start to allow some “need” questions and words some time in or after week 3.