I've been aphonic for most of the week. All I can do is whisper and even that triggers the most violent coughing fits, so I just try to keep my mouth shut all day. This is not too bad as I find that my daughters' reaction to my silence and whispers is ... silence and whispers, which means that the noise level has been drastically reduced around the house in the last few days.
I'm trying really hard not to let the virus (or whatever it is) spread and therefore I've stopped kissing my kiddos, which is really hard for me because I usually kiss them profusely. That's the real downer. Other than that, think I could have taken a silence vow and lived comfortably with it.