# I'm heading back to the doctor this morning as I still can't speak properly. The steroids I was prescribed last week obviously haven't reduced the swelling on my vocal cords.
So now I face a second week off work with the same thing that took me out for a month back in February and March.
Normally, I'd be thrilled at being away from work and you'd think I'd be able to use all this time to write but, over the past few days and the longer this goes on, the harder I have found it to concentrate and get my thoughts together.
The debilitating cough is frustrating enough on its own but it has the knock on effect of impacting my sleep which is never conducive to clear thinking.
It's starting to get me down.