Being an English major, I am not fond of contractions, especially the word “ain’t “, but it is appropriate… I ain’t dead yet.
Now my voice is completely gone… no southern accent, no town drunk, no nothin’… I am prone to annual laryngitis, but not sure I want slurred voice back.
I miss it so much! I’ve loved it for 45 years,… hard to imagine for a lawyer, right? Unfortunately my stamina & frustration level with myself gives me 2 attempts to say things. After that i decide its not important or become too sad to say it again. Hearing i’m sorry from the person I’m talking to or someone nodding & smiling makes me sadder. i know they don’t have a clue what I’m saying (my crazy brain still works). I sound worse than a town drunk. i don’t say this for sympathy, but to explain why I may seem overly mad, sad or not speak. You have done nothing to upset me.
and stop being stressed along with smoking, overeating, or sad or whatever your vice. Do something for yourself and walk a mile. Iwould kill to be able to do so. Not being preachy.