Friday, February 2, 2018

The Socking Bentley in the Room

Oh Betties! It's been so long since my last post. And though I am mostly posting on Facebook now, that is no reason to neglect TUJD-proper. Yes, I've been busy (5 Pledges, Christmas holidays, family commitments, Sunday School teaching, Cub Scouts...drip, drip, drip...) but I also lost my voice. You can hear it going in my last Essie Summers video--and it's been gone for TEN WEEKS. Not gone but raspy, cutting in and out. Betties, I sound like I'm a dissipated rock star, ruining herself with cigarettes, cheap men and no sleep.

I'm actually happy that video exists because I would probably be blaming my loss of voice entirely on being carried away beyond vocal prudence at a Killers concert. But I remember thinking I should baby my voice along so that I could sing at the top of my lungs at the the bright memory of that extrordinary night can remain undimmed.  (Don't confuse me with logic.)

Anyway, I finally made an appointment with a vast medical mind for next week and here's hoping he's got some answers.

I leave you with a romantical selection and promises to forge onward:


  1. So sorry about your voice Betty Keira. I hope it is something they can take care of. Hope you will be well real soon.

    1. I feel ridiculous being bothered by it since I can speak and be understood but it's made meeting with my writing group difficult since one of our members often phones in. Worse, I can hardly yell at my kids! haha

    2. I am sure the kids are happy not to hear mom yelling. Just wait until you get well. I lost my voice a couple of years ago but it was only for two weeks. I could not get a sound out. My sister had the same thing and tne doctor told her it was a virus that gets in tbe vocal cords.

  2. Sorry to hear about your voice. I had a similar malady, last year, my voice was practically gone for a while and scratchy thereafter, but not for as long as yours. Of course, one always catches these things before days off... It was several weeks before I was completely free of symptoms. I hope the vast medical mindπŸ‘¨πŸ»‍⚕️ will find out what ails you, pour some brandy down your throat and give you some pills to swallow πŸ’ŠπŸ’ŠπŸ’Š that will help you get well really, really soon.