I’m a 22 year old male. I was in a serious car accident in February this year and have only recently been discharged from hospital. I spent 19 days in a coma. My voice sounds very different and I find it slightly difficult to say some words clearly. I have speech therapy but when I have asked whether my speech will return to normal I’ve received two different answers. One saying it is very likely to and another saying maybe but there’s likely to always be something different about it. Can you advise me of which one is most likely to be correct? Also what percentage of people with acquired speech problems return to speaking normally once again and how long is it likely to take? Thank you.
Without knowing more about your injury and how you sound now, it’s impossible for me to know how this might go for you. However, if one expert has suggested it is possible I would choose to put my faith there. I have come to believe that everything is possible when we are able to tap into the healing power of the creative force and do the work that we have to do in order to recover. When someone tells us to what degree we can heal, they are telling us about the portion they know about; the rest is up to us. There are certain kinds of damage that we think are impossible to overcome, but then there are always those miraculous people who heal despite what we believe is possible. I suggest you do every bit of work the therapists suggest to you. Be thorough and committed. Find new people to help you when you have exhausted the resources around you. And then have faith in what it is impossible to know. Have faith in the power of your voice to express all that you have to bring to life. Have faith in the grace that wants to express through you as a gift to everyone around you. Finally, consider the possibility there is a new way to sound that might be even better and that your life will be well served by it. I wish you all the best with your recovery.