I have now gone over an hour without saying a word. And I've been awake. Mostly it's because I have no voice. When I talk, all that comes out is squeaking. I can whisper, but barely. I never thought that it would be this hard to go without talking. I feel for people who cannot speak. The fact that you can hear everything that is going on without being able to adequately communicate your thoughts into the conversation is so frustrating. I have to rely on the patience of others while I write my thoughts or just stay quiet.