Vocal Nodules – Preparing to go silent

I’ve been having voice problems for a long time; I lose my voice all the time. It’s been going on for more than 3 years, actually.

I’ve finally been diagnosed with vocal nodules.

The nodules are benign, nothing dangerous, but I have some trouble speaking and it’s getting worse. Now I’ve started coughing and experiencing a lot more discomfort.

I’m pre-scheduling a long period of silence in August. No speaking whatsoever. I should start it sooner, but I have too many commitments with the Niagara Jazz Festival. I’ll be speaking as little as possible between now and the festival, then taking a proper silent retreat once it’s finished.

So that’s my summer! Don’t expect me to be very social for the next while. See you in the fall.