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Is there no one who can help?

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Is there no one who can help?

Post by stu1883 » Thu April 14th, 2011, 2:25 pm

I put a thread on here a few days ago regarding a throat/voiceboc injury - is there truly no one here that can give me an answer?

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Post by Misfit » Thu April 14th, 2011, 2:28 pm

I did see the thread but I'm not able to help. Anyone else?
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Post by fljustice » Thu April 14th, 2011, 2:57 pm

Same here, Stu. Saw the thread, but don't have any first hand knowledge. Have you considered going to one of the medical advice sites and posting there?
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu April 14th, 2011, 4:37 pm

I didn't see the post, but I well recall injuring my voicebox. I had a problem with two llama studs, one trying to engage the other in a fight. I was dominant over the agressor, and he would respect me but try to run around me to attack the other stud. The only way I could keep him off so that I could get the picked-on (and now injured) animal out of the pasture was to scream a challenge (llama-fight style) every time he came anywhere near.

Since the injured stud wasn't cooperating much and I had to try to get HIM out of the fight with only his collar to hang onto, I was circling and screaming for a good twenty minutes before I got both of us out the gate.

My voice was gone for two weeks; I spoke in a rasp for the next four months or so, and my singing voice has never returned. So if your character has a voice injury, it is more likely to come from having to shout. If it's a sea situation, maybe he was the 'voice' who had to keep two ships in contact in the fog?

Hope this helps.

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Post by stu1883 » Fri April 15th, 2011, 12:05 pm

Thanks everyone....will look on the net

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