A funny thing happens when you strain your vocal chords… they touch. Sometimes, they don't separate. They fuse together and form what medical professionals call a nodule. This can and usually causes your voice to become hoarse and gravelly. On rare occasions these nodules grow like tumor, and if left untreated can block the airway of your throat… slowly choking you out… your thought process becoming fuzzier by the day… until finally your pregnant wife has had enough of watching you become just a shell of who you used to be and kicks you out… leaving you to die. But she never thought you'd survive… Because you'd been going downhill so long, she forgot who you really are and what you're made of.