Okay... the, uhhhh... vain side of me does NOT want to post this. It is hard for me to actually see myself talking, not to mention my hair is flat, I need to go on a diet and where the heck did those lines come from?
Because I have low volume and am "breathy," it may be possible that I am actually a combination. When they scoped it was obvious that the area around my vocal chords is actually spasming and closing shut over the chords. Talking requires a lot of effort on my part and it is as if I am having to speak without breathing. I know there is a lot out there about those with SD not breathing properly and that being a big part of the problem, but... I went for speech therapy with a speech pathologist for several months and she and my doctor both said that there was no point in continuing. I do breathing exercises often... I just can't do it while talking. Trisha has had some success with speech therapy so I am wondering if I should try going back???
I actually stopped getting the botox injections months ago. I have only had two successful injections out of the... gosh, 10-15 that I've gotten. I am getting to where I may try again... or try something different. I don't know. The problem is that no one really has the answer.
The squawking in the background is our son's quaker parrot, Paco, the terrorist.
I really had to strain to talk as loud as possible because the camera wouldn't pick up my voice. It isn't that hard for me to speak one on one in a quiet room. The problem is background noise. It takes very little to drown out my voice.