I lost my voice for 2 years. Had 3 operations on my vocal cords to remove the lesions. It was quite traumatising as I was a really talkative person before and spent most of my 20s and 30s with a sporadic voice. When I had no voice it was the most miserable experience ever. Very isolating and dealing with people who weren’t empathetic was eye opening. I spent my time communicating via typing or writing. Being in virtual meetings was painful.