Remember the first day of class when I told you I was sick? Well, that was Thursday. On Thursday afternoon, I lost my voice.
I spent the weekend gargling warm salt water, remaining silent (did I have a choice?), and trying to get as much rest as possible.
It didn’t work. On Monday I went to my doctor who said, “YOU MUST NOT SPEAK FOR THREE DAYS!!” Then he handed me a note that said I had to stay out of work for five days and told me I was probably contagious with whatever it is that I have. At this point, try as I might, I can’t make a peep. My voice-box just isn’t working.
So, I contacted my colleagues, and Dr. Flowers was kind enough to say she would fill in for a few of my classes. I am working on what else I should do so that we don’t miss time. Please go to class unless I write you an e-mail telling you that the class is canceled and giving you an alternative assignment.
I’m so sorry this has happened–especially so early in the semester.