Here’s an excerpt from Hannah’s daily journal as the clinic begins.
On the three hour flight, I read 80 pages in Kevin Hancock’s book “Not for Sale.” It’s the book our good friends Donna and George gave us for Christmas….turns out Kevin (president of Hancock Lumber in Maine) also has spasmodic dysphonia – and has attended the same SD clinic I’m headed for in Apollo Beach, FL.
While reading, I discover the other word I’ve been searching for when people ask me how I’m feeling about going to this 5 day intensive voice rehab clinic with Connie Pike (a speech pathologist who developed SD herself back in 2004.) Mostly I feel excited and hope-full. A bit “nervous” I had thought….but that word didn’t feel quite on target.
Instead, it’s “butterflies” I feel (thank you, Kevin.) A fluttery feeling; full of uncertainty, yes, but more with an anticipation of good things – possibilities – to come. Excited, hope-full, filled with butterflies….not a bad way to begin any journey!