I lost my voice and I decided I sounded like I belonged in The Godfather.
It's been reeeeally fun to teach and direct without a voice.
And just an FYI, I didn't lose my voice from screaming. It was from post nasal drip. I know how to properly use my voice (aka my instrument). I use my voice sometimes from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and I have never become hoarse from it, although quite fatigued!
I miss my voice. I wish it would come back. One thing I've learned - don't take decongestants with a drippy throat. It dries the mucus in the throat up, and with that comes more hoarseness. I'm sticking to Mucinex, saline nasal spray, and sleep!