Friday, April 23, 2010
If you've been following my status reports, then you know that I lost my voice last Friday. I've been battling recurring sinus infections for the past 6 months. Now I have nodes on my vocal chords as a result of this last attack. I'm looking for a new ENT as we speak, one who looks at the whole person, in this case a person who needs her voice to do the work she loves and is called to do. I won't whine about my former doctor here. Just please pray with me that the new ENT will be more proactive and holistic in his approach.
Now, on the PLUS side, staying home from work for the past week has been a good rest and given me time to read and study. I just started a new course in theology of missions and there's a ton of reading to do, as usual. I'm supposed to give a short presentation in 2 weeks, so need the voice for that as well. I went over to church yesterday afternoon to play the piano for the first time in months. I feel like I'm "coming back to the heart of worship" again, even though I'm on a break from leading worship. Ironic, isn't it? that I lose my voice the same week?
Being silent is not easy. I love to talk! I love to teach! I love to sing! But I've had to do this before. Back in college, I got a bad case of laryngitis and was quiet for two weeks. It's really the only way to get rid of these swellings on the vocal chords. Voice rest!
I'm staying home from work for another week now, so you'll probably hear a lot from me here and on the message boards as I compensate for not being able to talk!
(Not real sure what this emoticon represents - talking chunks of cheese? But the heart is nice!)