A person I know has this nerve disease, whose name I forget, that affects her vocal cords, creates a kind of palsy that makes her sounds like she’s totally overwhelmed, voice quivering like someone on the verge of tears or recounting a recent hugely emotional event–even if she’s just commenting on the weather.
It is episodically, and she’s had it for decades, and now it’s worsening, becoming more frequent. She said that for years when it acted up her doctor gave her a Botox injection in her cords (? someplace in her larynx) which by extremely local paralysis stopped or lessened the shake.
According to her previously shots/doctor was covered under her health insurance, and at some point–presumably after the wrinkle-removing/ruin-my-desire-to-run-off-with-Nicole-Kidman use of the same drug became popular.
This seems incredible to me.
I don’t see why she would lie, but does this sound possible? Has anyone ever heard of anything similar?
What would be a good hyperbolic joke analogy to express outrage at this? (Not so important part of OP, but…)