And not in some droopy metaphoric way, either.
I've had a cold, combined with too many social events that required chatting, and now...
I literally have NO VOICE.
Yesterday I couldn't even make a sound. Not even little squeaks. Today, I have a super quiet, barely there whisper. I've had to cancel tomorrow's yoga class as there is no way I'm going to be able to teach a room full of people.
It's an odd sensation, being unable to talk. People look at you with a mixture of curiosity and sympathy as you point and sign and make exaggerated facial expressions or just mouth words. Except my family, of course. They simply think it's hysterical fun and a good reason not to have to listen to my directions.
I hope it comes back soon!