I saw a laryngologist yesterday, and I do NOT have vocal nodes and am allowed to speak again! My month of silence is over. Phew! I do have strained vocal chords and need voice therapy plus some acid reflux meds, but this is great news. I can do podcasts and gigs and have conversations again! I can be understood! Goodbye, flash cards.

Hmm, just realized that maybe it was all that talking that got me here. I'll take it a bit easy until the vocal therapy, but this is still great news.