I’m so sick of coughing!  I think the powers that be are being sneaky and making me cough to strengthen my core muscles.  My coughing feels odd.  It’s not always the upper airway cough caused by the paralyzed vocal chord.  Sometimes my throat just feels irritated and scratchy like i swallowed dust.. or like how it feels when you’re sick and every little thing bothers it.  What really annoys me is when I can’t stop the coughing and end up gasping for breath and even worse, throwing up because of it.  Did I mention how sick of coughing I am?  On the flip side my voice is getting stronger and stronger which I’m taking as a good sign.