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Hi Donica,

I have that one too. Luckily it's free now. I've played around with it a lot. I think I'm going to bite the bullet and buy the first set of lessons from VoiceUp next. The ad for it says that if you practice at it and progress they way they suggest it will take you 30 days to work through the first set. When I do it I'll give updates here.

Lexxi
Lexxi, remember, it is an ad. Do they give you your money back, if you are not there in 30 days? I the beginning, I asked my pathologist, what she feels, when i will be there? She said, you will be there when you will be there. It is as with everything trans related, YMWV! It can be 30 days, or it can be 60 or 90 days. What I read over at SP, it takes way longer to be able to consistently talk in a female range voice, just don't hang yourself up on advertising. Ask around how long other people needed to speak consistently sounding like a female.
It took me about 1/2 year with a professional pathologist to just get my old voice back!

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Hi All
As I wrote earlier, I am ready to share the medical/scientifically based voice training I received from a Voice Pathologist, who has a doctorate in this field. I am allowed to use all the work sheets she used with me to help all of you to improve your voice. As some of you know, prior to this training I sounded like a rusty old chain saw, and was misgendered on the phone all the time. I am not misgendered anymore now, and have my former vic back for most of the time. I still sound rough sometimes, because I lost my ability to swallow properly to remove mucous from my vocal cords. They are working with me now on teaching me how to properly swallow again.

Anyway, I will do those classes on Skype for the time being. I think each class should consist of 3 to 4 people max, and I would like to put them together very soon.

Please let me know if you are interested in this kind of voice training, by either ending me a message, or leting me know be answering here.


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Linde,
I'm certainly interested. Was thinking voice would be something to work on while recovering from surgery though. I know it will take longer than that, but I'll be able to get a good start.
 

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@ Tonya, if i get my act into gear, I can do a first class tomorrow, and until your surgery date is here, i can load you up with so many worksheets that you wish you had never met me!

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Linde it didn't say I'd have a female voice in 30 days, it said that if you work on it every single day you will go through all of the exercises in 30 days. I was simply pointing out that I won't be paying $20 for something that's going to last me 15 minutes. It's a month's worth of work.
 

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The voice analyzer app told me that I finally my female sounding voice back. My average pitch is still on the rather low female side of 186 Hz, ways off my 200 to 205 Hz pitch prior to this last bit of a cold, but at least it is coming back without medical attention by my voice pathologist.
I was last year at the beginning of July that I had the real bad bronchitis/laryngitis that damaged my vocal cords for good, and I could not get back to my normal female sounding voce without the heavy intervention of my pathologist.
This time around I was not nearly as sick, but as many of you could hear during the last Zoom meeting, my voice was mostly gone. This time my family physician prescribed antibiotic and cough drops, and together the seem to have done the trick, my voice is coming back, and sounding female again!
I am happy as a lark about this!

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I had just a great conformation that my voice sounds female again over the telephone.
When I am in Rochester, MN to visit the Mayo Clinic I try to say at some house that is meant for female patients of the Mayo to stay for free (like a Ronald Mcdonald house). It is sponsored by a local church group there. They also don't allow transgender women to stay in this facility> I like this place, because it is free and still a very safe place in a very nice section of the city.
They accepted me last year without any problem. An older couple does the checking in, and they did not identify me as trans.
With my voice problem this year, I was a little concerned about the initial telephone interview. I am just done iht it and have a room reserved now for my stay in Rochester. My voice must have sounded female enough again for them to allow me to come. I will be stealth there, but I am stealth most of the time anyway, and am used not to make any mistakes about me and my past.

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Cool that you can stay free near Mayo because you're a woman.

The voice analyzer app is helping me. I can get real high averages sometimes. It's not how I naturally speak, but doing it higher on some of the readings helps my natural voice sit in the low female range naturally at other times.

It is becoming elusive to sing or speak from the balls lately.
It's like I forgot to wear them.
 

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Is that the same place you stayed when I first met you?
 

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Is that the same place you stayed when I first met you?
No, I stayed with a friend in Newport, MN. This is in Rochester , MN, I stayed there last time when I had Mayo appointment daily.
It is an older semi Mansion they are in, and it is a real col place. Staying there for free makes it even better.

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Shit happens!
Today I was at the voice pathologist, and she was wondering why my voice was fading in and out. She moved my rear end over to the throat doc, and he shoved a scope through my nose into my throat. They found that the gap between my vocal cords got larger, and if no counter measure will be taken, I will lose my voice for good. The counter measure for this is implants, similar to boob implants, but for the vocal cords. When I come back from up north, I will get implants into my vocal cords.
Some people have boob implants, others have butt implants, I will have vocal cord implants!
I don't know for sure what that will do to the sound of my voice, but the pathologist is pretty sure that my average speaking frequency will be around 210 Hz or higher after the surgery, because I will have more air available creating the sounds.
I wonder if my vocal cords with the implants look as sexy as do boobs with implants look?

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As many of you might know, I more or less lost my voice around June/July 2019 as a result of a really bad bronchitis with an associated laryngitis. The bronchitis did heal out, but my voice never came back, and used to sound like a rusty chain saw. I finally was seen by a voice pathologist, and she found that my vocal cords did not close in the middle, they were kind of bowed, and one cord was much thicker than the other. They were pretty sure that lots of physical therapy could get me my voice back. I am now doing this therapy, by trying to stretch the vocal cords so they will close again.
I have to create a lot of EEEEEEEEEE, HHEHEEE ,MMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEE MMMMMMMEEEE, PPPPEEEEEEE, and similar sounds, and amazingly, my voice starts to get higher already for short periods during a conversation.

My average is now around 228 Hz, with the low average around 210 Hz, and the high average around 250 Hz, and my maximum is 299 Hz!
I am very encouraged by these results, because this brings my voice well back into the female voice range. I have an appointment once a week with the pathologist, and she hopes that my voice is nice and clear again by end of February.

I am lucky that I do not have to work on my speech pattern, cause this stayed female all the time, I just have to get a female sounding voice back, and I am on the way to this.
Great to hear your voice is bouncing back. I’m always trying to feminize my voice and do lots of those kind of exercises while trying to get in the habit of speaking in a little higher range
 

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Well, it now turns out that I need vocal cord surgery, because the gap between my vocal cords is getting larger, which may end up for me to lose my voice for good if nothing is done to stopp it. The are talking about some kind of implant for me. Not for my boobs, but for my vocal cords.

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