Monday, 4 June 2012

Escaping the dalek and the throttled frog.

Its been a rather strange Queen's Jubilee weekend for me, starting to get used to a new voice.

I had my surgery on Tuesday morning and was discharged from hospital on Wednesday.  By Thursday I could manage speech on a single high frequency - rather like the monotonous daleks that kept us hiding behind the sofa when Dr Who was new.

By Friday I had improved to a 'throttled frog' in time to visit Gary Wood, my speech therapist and work out some exercises to improve my range. 

Things have been improving virtually hourly, as wth hoarseness and swelling subside in roughly equall measure.  It is hard to predict quite where things will settle down but my resting frequency certainly sounds markedly higher to me than it did before.  Of course, you are not usually the best judge of your own voice, as you don't hear yourself as others hear you, so I am looking forward to hearing the reactions of others in the next few days and weeks.

Robin Moira White


Monika said...

Dear Robin,

I am a transgender woman from Poland.
I have my own blog where I place different links to transgender role models. Would you agree to be there too?


Anonymous said...

Dear Moira:

I have just read your blog from its start to today, and am full of admiration for your determination and your open-ness. It would be lovely to talk - I am surer each month that I will eventually be female,I'm now only happy in the rigth clothes, but have done almost nothign about the body;I've a lot to do, and less time. I'm on tvchix, do reply there if that's easiest.

Jane X