Sign Language is cool.
it is a way of expressing oneself, when unable to speak.
unfortunately (or, as my parents would say: Thank Dear God she's finally quiet, fortunately) i am down with Laryngitis.
Definition of Laryngitis:-
Laryngitis is an inflammation of your voice box (larynx) due to overuse, irritation or infection. Inside the larynx are your vocal cords — two folds of mucous membrane covering muscle and cartilage.
Normally your vocal cords open and close smoothly, forming sounds through their movement and vibration. But in laryngitis, your vocal cords become inflamed or irritated. This swelling causes distortion of the sounds produced by air passing over them. As a result, your voice sounds hoarse. In some cases of laryngitis, your voice can become so faint as to be undetectable.
Laryngitis may be short-lived (acute) or long lasting (chronic). Most cases of laryngitis are triggered by temporary viral infection or vocal strain and are not serious. But persistent hoarseness can sometimes signal a more serious underlying medical condition.
Since the best remedy for Laryngitis is to shut up; i have resorted to using very very basic sign language, medieval pointing with guttural sounds (note: do not do this at home! May end up looking like cave-man).
i think my parents are happy. According to mum, it's the happiest she's been in a while, since i can't bully anybody for a while. And she's starting to advise (a.k.a. take advantage of my illness to bully me back) me about everything.
i love being sick. i feel so loved.