1 Use a child's toothbrush: it is softer, smaller to get into my shrinking mouth, and I have one that does not have a smooth handle that makes it easier to hold on to.
2 When talking to my husband I must think before I say it! I said I would like to go to our daughters Sat. but they are going to a Christmas tree farm to get their tree. He only catches the first of my sentences! So for days he said we are going to her place Sat. I reply that we can't, they won't be home. Then he gets upset, trying to make me happy and go then now I'm being stubborn and won't go! I should have said nothing! But it is hard not to talk and I am just getting my voice back by talking and singing even if he doesn't want me to! I was really loosing my voice. Anyway I should have said We can't go to our daughters Sat. because she won't be home, but I wish we could. I have to think hard on how to say something so he will get the main part. When I told our daughter she said "That would be awfully stressful on you Mom." In fact I can't seem to do it except afterwards in my mind! But it is stressful not being able to get him to stop obsessing on doing something etc that we aren't/can't do!