I have laryngitis. And I talk all of the time. One of my bestest just came over and we had a full blown conversation without me saying a damn thing. It was rough let me tell you. But I silently laughed my ass off and gave her facial expressions that easily explained my reactions. It is really irritating not being able to say what I want or what I need or how I feel. I mean writing down little notes works but uses lots of paper and I am a horrible speller. Whoever said silence is golden can suck it. But it also makes me think before I speak since I really cannot produce any sound.