November 12, 2007 at 11:25 am


Not a silly question at all, especially if you used to love to sing the way I did. I actually sang with Della Reese for two years in her church choir. It was very loud and we performed with full choreography all over Los Angeles. The most I can do now is sing some oldies but goodies with the local seniors, but I have no volume. After I experienced an “episode” or some type of seizure, I cannot hear the notes in my head and I have no volume due to the lung/breathing issue. And, of course, the legs don’t move enough to kick up my heels. So, I just do what I can and most people don’t seem to mind. As long as we are having fun — that is the main thing.:D


November 11, 2007 at 7:11 pm

Yes, I too lost the ability to sing, but over the intervening 8 years since my onset the vocal chords, which are muscles controlled by peripheral nerves, have returned to about 80% normal, the same as the rest of my body. What I’ve lost, apparently never to be recovered, is the ability to whistle. My lips and lower jaw and neck are still pretty much numb, which prevents me from having the strength or control to form a very good pucker!:rolleyes: I was actually pretty good at it pre-GBS, as I had played a trombone earlier in my life, but that ability is now also gone.