Thursday, 6 January 2011

Evidence that coughing continuously for a week eventually causes other problems ...

I have laryngitis and am off sick, having got into school this morning only to find that when someone said hello I couldn't answer back.  I had to set cover work for my lessons then come home.

That's why I'm whispering.

But even whispering hurts.  

*Sighs resignedly and goes off to hang head over a bowl of steamy water* 

Evidence that Fran is not the only Big Lady to have had this problem


  1. Don't make a sound.
    Stay home with a hot towel wrapped around your neck and Vicks underneath. Even if it doesn't cure you, it'll make you feel cozy and cared for, won't it?

  2. Customer: Milkshake, please.

    Assistant: (whispering) Raspberry or vanilla?

    Customer: Have you got laryngitis?

    Assistant: No, only raspberry or vanilla.

    Rotten thing, laryngitis. I once spent weeks setting up a conference. Came the big day, and I was voiceless. The conference was a success, so draw your own conclusions.

    Get well soon.

  3. Olbas oil in the steamy water is good? Poor you; get better soon. Abby

  4. I had it too, my allergies were acting up I took medication and dried up my vocal cords. Use to get this regularly when I was a teacher, the kids loved it.

  5. No tea , then . Apparently it dehydrates the throat and makes it worse .
    Gin , whisky , rum , brandy , tequila , port'n'lemon , ginger wine , ouzo , grappa and Guiness don't have any adverse effects . So a judiciously mixed cocktail or two can't do anything but good .

  6. Oh no, poor you. Get well soon x

  7. Oh poor you - wish you better soon!

  8. Take care and inhale lots of steam - teacher's voices are really vulnerable, my husband once lost his for 3 months! Communicating by note gets very tedious..

  9. Hope you'll be back in voice soon. Best wishes.

  10. Whiskey, honey and hot lemonade. Seriously. It is the medicine of the gods and works a treat.

  11. A sofa, a slanket and a good book is the best cure for laryngitis.
    Get well soon,

    Anna May x

  12. Steve has the right idea. Get well soon. Why am I whispering??

  13. Get well soon...it's frightening what students will do when left to their own devices.

  14. Thank you everyone for your comments and good wishes and cure suggestions. I have steamed myself silly and look most appealing in this shade of puce. SmitandSon - the cocktail mixture you suggested (you did mean, all of that together, didn't you?) has made me feel extremely happy. I just can't tell anyone about it, verbally anyway.

  15. Aww, I hope you feel better soon. Just goes to show you that walking is bad for your health and you were probably better on a flu-ridden bus.
    Did you have a real Christmas tree, by any chance ?, I had a sore throat and sneezing fits until I got rid of it.

  16. I could send you some of my potions as I bought out Boots yesterday. Oh and I'm whispering too.

    I'm using Karvol in hot water - mum's orders she & step dad were in Choirs & always steaming their throat. Oh mum was a teaher too !

    Going back to Doc today as someone suggested I might have toncilitis. Not likely as I had my toncils out when I was twelve !

    Keep warm, dosed up, gargled & steamed

  17. Glad it's only your voice - when I read the heading, I jumped to the (thankfully) wrong conclusion of a continence nature....