At last my voice is beginning to return to how it used to be, though it still sounds pretty ragged to me at times. I lost it back in April and I’m disappointed that it is still strangely hoarse. It’s been stressful, though whether the inability to speak has caused the stress or whether stress caused the speechlessness I cannot tell! All I know is that my voice has been weak and husky for three months. But that wouldn’t matter too much, as my friends and family are used to me sounding like an old scratchy recording, but unfortunately my Dragon speech recognition software likes me speaking naturally and it hasn’t taken kindly to me sounding like somebody with a dreadful sore throat. In short – it doesn’t want to listen to me! When I try to dictate, the words don’t appear on the page with the ease and speed that they used to. My dragon has gone on strike! And I can’t blame the poor creature. I find it difficult to listen to myself. I shall just have to type what I write as I used to do. But I miss my dragon. I’m sure that when my voice returns to normal, the dragon will recognize that an old friend has returned and obliging reproduce my words electronically. If not, I shall breathe fire!