I lost my voice today.

I’m not quite sure if it’s just due to drainage of my allergies. Perhaps I’ve caught a virus. I don’t know what the source was but the fact remains, I lost my voice today. This was a perfect example of those instances as the saying goes: you don’t know what you have until you lose it.

I’m doing what I can to try and get my voice back tomorrow. One, because it will be Friday and that means I still have one more day of work. Two, because my job does require me to be on the phone and when I don’t have a voice I am forced to do incredibly boring admin work. Three, I would like to have a voice when I visit friends and family back in Dallas when we visit this weekend.

So today, I’ve been actively seeking advice on how to get my voice back and here is what I’ve been told…

  • Mix cayenne pepper and water and drink it.
  • Gargle salt and water.
  • Take a shot of whiskey with green tea and lemon.
  • Take a shot of Jack, honey, and lemon.
  • Take a decongestant for sinus.
  • Drink lots of lukewarm water.
  • Drink a lot of warm tea with honey.
  • Get plenty of rest.

I’ve done almost all of the above except for the ones with alcohol. I’m just not a very big drinker and I don’t like the way it makes me feel. I will probably go to bed soon despite it being on 9:07pm. I’ll tell you what though… there is some comfort in knowing that this is only temporary.