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bye-bye to my words
Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:55 PM
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:32 PM
Thanks all for your kind words. I have two (or more) fights from the stroke. Learning my writing skill the second time around, and my limp. Limp goes bye-bye for 2 days and goes back for 3 days on and on and on. I am walk around my house and exercise my walk muscles now. ♥ I will never give up ♥
Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:53 PM
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:03 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:45 PM
When I had my stroke and was home, I write a letter on my computer to my best friend - NO ENGLISH - I'm stroke
language. Now to mention it, I dont know how I managed to click it to my friend, but it did work.♥
The brain is so awesome !!!!!
Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:22 PM
The last time I saw my GP, I reported my most recent modest incremental recovery. She expressed surprise -- like many doctors, she has been trained that what doesn't return quickly will never come back....
I told her that I had heard of a few people who never saw any recovery. People who just parked a wheelchair in front of the TV for the rest of their life and never tried to get any better, who didn't believe recovery was possible -- probably because that was what their docyor told them.... Self-fulfilling prophecy?
Remember "Galaxy Quest"? "Never give up! Never surrender!"
Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:04 PM
This required an in and out of the car, with the WC twice. Not a wait in the car issue. But he knows all of these people and Speech mentioned early on that interaction and discussion with strangers or others than me and the caregivers was important. I kept this in mind when scheduling the caregivers for the week.
I can't tell you the difference in him when he gets into discussions with others. All of these people know what we have been going through and are so supportive. Make such an effort to talk to Bruce and engage him. And the number of complete strangers who offer to help, and again engaging Bruce in discussion. I am so glad I decided to do this. Most days I concentrate on the physical recovery, because that is so important and Bruce needs much encouragement and push in this area. But conversation is natural and he must respond out of politeness. I no longer answer for him..
At the glasses store, they had a poodle, very friendly and very smart. He even talked to the dog. You take every opportunity to improve speech and language recall. It just works. Best, Debbie
Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:34 PM
When I first stroked and was in rehab, I could only speak Spanish. Funny thing is I wasn't even fluent in Spanish. They showed me a picture of a table and I said "mesa". They showed me a picture with the color red and I said "rojo". I only found out later that speech and language, through my research, that it comes from different areas of the brain. And, much to my therapists chagrin, I didn't forget my swear words. That must come from different parts of the brain also! At least, I think so.
Sorry if this late post is no longer relevant.....
Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:09 PM
Speech said this would happen, but like with all things stroke, just takes time and repetition. Debbie