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I Am Mute

For those who are unable to talk, for any reason; physical, emotional, or both. Come here, and be heard. 89 People

    Voiceless

    I had thyroid cancer that spread to my vocal cords. I was operated on 2 years ago (2/11) The damage that it did made it difficult for me to breath so I needed an emergency tracheostomy. I hate having a trach. My Dr performed another surgery to open my airway by "cleaning" up my...
    curliepwincess curliepwincess 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Forum?

    This idea of share something, others reply, is nice... but... If I started a forum, would you join? Is it something people who can't speak vocally would use? My idea would include places to talk about different kinds of muteness, coping with muteness, different ways to...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    The Silent Freak

    I am a member of a multiplicity system. (Psychologists would call it "Multiple Personalities", but we do not consider ourselves mere personalities). When I am front, I can't speak. I can't make any vocal sounds at all. The strange part is, I have headmates who can. Because of...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    In A Way, Yes

    I don't talk. I don't feel like I should talk. Recently, I've only spoken to one friend. I may as well be mute. I didn't want to be like this, but it happened. It's like I gradually lost my voice. Who is to blame? Is it my fault? Unanswered questions. is there some reason I can't...
    SmilesGoForMiles SmilesGoForMiles 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    I Cant Take Much More Of The Voicers!

    I can't take much more of the voicing people! They are really really frustrating. I have deaf friends. They understand me the first time almost every time. Sign, or written, they pay attention. The hearing - speaking people in my life, they only pay attention with their ears...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 5 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    After my dad died, I didn't want to talk.

    He loved singing, talking etc. so if I ever did talk it will remind me of him ... I miss him
    HappyFrown HappyFrown 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Never...

    > I never said my first word so never have I spoken. > I have never told my parents I love them so sometimes I think they don't think that I do. > I can never ask for help, I feel so alone. > I have never had a boyfriend because I am too afraid to try and get to know anyone...
    SilentCassy SilentCassy 16-17, F 3 Responses May 28, 2013

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    About Me

    Well I contracted a bad infection in my mouth awhile ago and now although it is resolved I am unable to speak. It was a great loss for me as I have worked in healthcare for the majority of my career and am unable to do that now. I am in the process of learning to live life unable...
    canadiangirrl28 canadiangirrl28 26-30 10 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    'Selective Mutism'

    My therapist tells me that what I have is selective mutism induced by post-traumatic stress disorder. I am physically able to speak, but there’s some barrier in my mind that just won’t allow me to. I learned American Sign Language and my brother even did too so that he can...
    EmptyUnderMyHat EmptyUnderMyHat 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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    Mute/cutting

    Well i started cutting when i was 10 and i started to be mute when i was 11 and thats when i was started cutting more and more .I dont know what to do sometimes with myself because i need help and i wanna know how to stop but i just dont know how to talk so yhea ! .
    breanna1234 breanna1234 13-15 3 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    Semi-mute?

    I am not mute 24/7, though there are times when I wish I could be. Perhaps in time I will be able to be mute as I wish, when I get away from my parents. My reasoning is this: it's healing. I'm not the most emotionally stable person, I've spent time in two different mental...
    AngelManson AngelManson 18-21, T 4 Responses May 20, 2011

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    i got laryngitis over 2 years ago

    and it persisted for 8 weeks no voice, and then i could speak about 2 minutes a day total talk time, and have never really recovered. i get completely exhausted after talking a few words [due to severe exhaustion syndrome i've had for 8 years] and throat is dry, voice is tiny...
    acker1 acker1 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    A Little Bit About Me..

    I can be classified as selectively mute. I'm 19 years old. My mutism began at around 3 years old, but I have always been quiet. Over the years, starting from an early age, I gradually stopped trying to connect with people. If anything, I didn't exactly want to connect with people...
    lysergic lysergic 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    People Think I'm An Alien

    I am a thirteen year old girl, and have been entirely mute for my whole life. I have been to countless experts over the years, and still they find no answer. I have never been able to speak normally, and have had to use a combination of sign language and handwritten notes in...
    MegaMonsterCheetahExplosion MegaMonsterCheetahExplosion 13-15, F 4 Responses May 19, 2012

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    Congenitally Mute

    I was born this way, mute. I have yet to come across someone like me that can hear and is at the same time Mute. I hope to someday. I did once but they weren't interested in being my friend. I was born with a facial abnormality that affected my throat and mouth. I've had 20...
    SophiaG SophiaG 22-25 5 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    "Singing"

    Sometimes, when I play a song I like, I pretend to sing along. I've never spoken, so I don't even know how to lipsync, but I sill make what mouth shapes I do know and just completely rock out. I'm curious if anybody else who's mute "sings along", and if so, were you born mute or...
    curiouslymute curiouslymute 18-21 3 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    Partially Mute?

    I am a very quiet person. I am never really as loud as I used to be, and that's okay. I like talking through the internet. I can talk clearer, because when I DO talk I can't go a sentence without messing up. I enjoy ASL, it's a beautiful thing to me,and If I could choose to use...
    StephGoesRawr StephGoesRawr 13-15 Aug 20, 2011

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    In 2001 after oral cancer surgery my voice

    became very limited. Radiation sort of backfired by giving me a different cancer on the back of my throat, specifically at the concentration of radiated points. It was removed this past Thanksgiving, 11/2013. I am now mute. I find this hard to grasp. Is there a hand-held...
    carycat carycat 61-65, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I Can Barely Talk

    Hi My name is Alvaro and Im 22 years old from Madrid, Spain. I went to some singing lessons a few years ago and I completely destroyed my voice. Now I can barely talk and seems to be getting worse. i have thought about using an ipad or an application to communicate better. The...
    alvferna alvferna 22-25 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    I learned how to communicate using writing

    because very few people know sign at my school.
    xXannabethXx xXannabethXx 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Help! My Brother-in-law Is Mute Due To Paralysis....

    My brother-in-law is mute due to paralysis from West Nile Syndrom and is on a trach ventilator, permanent or temporary we won't know for months. He is an brilliant engineer and his mind is in good shape but he can't talk or move his arms or fingers, just his eyes and head. I am...
    Jharttx Jharttx 61-65 2 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    Let Your Voice Flow Through Your Fingers~

    Yes, friends, and random readers, Kat is unable to speak IRL.  My close friends know this, and I'm not exactly one to keep it hidden. My lack of voice is physical.  It's the result of a near-fatal infection when I was a little girl (I had the benefit of having several...
    Phlarekat Phlarekat 26-30, F 16 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    I guess I am what you'd call "periodically

    mute". I suffer from a pretty severe case of asthma that manifests itself as really intense coughing. I cough so hard I can't breath. I cough so hard I taste blood. I cough so hard that I lose my voice... frequently. Sometimes it's only for a few hours, other times it's days...
    Lanorae Lanorae 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2014

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    I can't even remember what my voice sounds like,

    although I do remember (faintly) people telling me it is soft and sweet.
    SimplySuicidal SimplySuicidal 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2014

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    Conversion Disorder

    I have no physical injury or abnormality. My brain just decided to turn the sound off mid-sentence one ordinary Wednesday morning. The official diagnosis is Conversion Disorder, a psychosomatic condition brought on by suppressed stress. To me, it feels like my brain has...
    Rockdancer Rockdancer 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    Not Allowed To Talk

    First of all, I'd like to say that I'm not mute 24/7. But when there's someone who we (I'm a multiple) don't know or haven't met we don't say anything, we just observe. We are also mute when someone asks us about our system and others than the host (the one writing now). I'm not...
    TinyRabbit TinyRabbit 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    Nate'S Great Adventure

    Three years ago today, I was in a tragic car accident where I lost my ability to either walk or talk (it was a TBI). I also struggle with tinnitus. I want to walk on a stage and talk for God even though I'm not able to either walk or talk YET. With God all things are possible...
    IronRose777 IronRose777 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    I am scared, in my head is just black; i get

    the odd flashback but thats it :'( x
    Lucygrainger Lucygrainger 18-21, F Sep 23, 2014

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    Relapse

    I went mute at age four, when my mother raped me for the first time. My sister figured this out when I lay on our bed that night. She was asking if I wanted to go to the park, but I wouldn't respond. Not verbally, anyway. I shook my head 'no' and that was when she knew something...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    im mute and know sign language

    but no one else does and i can't tell them what I'm saying or feeling
    AlexisYoung AlexisYoung 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    What is your preferred method of communicating

    if you have no voice? Are you still verbal even if you are no longer vocal?
    vocalcordless vocalcordless 61-65, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I Am Somewhat Mute

    But not all the time. I am around everyone other than my immediate family, being my mother, father, brother and his wife. If anyone else starts talking to me, I just look at them to acknowledge that I heard them, but that Im not going to reply. I get told to...
    TheAtomicCloud TheAtomicCloud 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    I Am Silent

    My voice is silent. I am hearing. I have had vocal paralysis from intubation as the result of severe anaphylaxis. I was in my twenties when I became physically silent. Before I was adopted, I was mute by choice. I was in in shock from being badly abused. In fact, one of my...
    Disenchantedangel Disenchantedangel 36-40, F 2 Responses May 13, 2012

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    I lost my vocal chords to throat cancer

    when I was 27. I'm 31 now and cancer-free but am silent. I carry a notepad and pen around with me as I think learning sign-language would slow me down. I also have a couple of apps on my phone that are text to speech but I prefer to write. On the notepad (see picture below...
    woodsettonlds woodsettonlds 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    Your Voices Are Not Lost.

    First off can I just start by saying how glad I am to have found this group full of inspirational people? Reading your guy's stories...they are the most beautifully written stories I have ever come across so I thank you all for sharing these beautiful, personal, raw experiences...
    thebeautyofitall thebeautyofitall 18-21 2 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I try to write a story for every experience that I have listed. When I do, then I add new experiences and try to write on those. Going through them this morning, I notice several...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I am useless because I a mute I was born with no voice I've never made a noise with my mouth ever
    kailynferg kailynferg 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I try very hard not to hate my wife. This has been the battle of my life. Lately, I've spent a great deal of time avoiding my wife because her responses are either negative or...
    mrknows mrknows 31-35 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    There is no meI am multitudeI think I have been trying to fool myself with the idea that I can uncover the real me. That if I delve deep enough, explore long enough, that I will...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 3 days ago

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    yeah .. well there is this girl... she is soooo pretty like really ! the problem is she will never love me like that i love her ... okay thats not the problem ... the problem that...
    yuush yuush 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't think this is new, I think that the victims are just now be heard, unlike before; the volume of their cries and frustrations had been muted for a long long time and is...
    lovegentle lovegentle 36-40, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Actually I'm not that bad, not too socially awkward BUT..I am in certain situations out in public, when I have to talk to strangers. It might be that the whole "stranger danger...
    stonecoldflame stonecoldflame 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm a mute. But I like to think, that I don't need to speak to express how I feel. Poetry does this quite well for me. Outcast I cry my tears. Tears of pain. I reach out for...
    SilverFang4772 SilverFang4772 16-17, M a week ago

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    Bring forth the damned that dwells in earnest, A savage breathing with elan in the murkiness, Muted screams drowning the whispers of grace, The screams of fury that nourishes...
    Frankenstein99 Frankenstein99 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I love being alone, and it's make me feel the peacefu llworld... i love to be in my room quietly while reading a book. many says if i'm mute,. but i'm not. i'm don't just like a...
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F Jun 24