lydiacevedo Posted March 31, 2011 Share Posted March 31, 2011 I was looking up aphasia, on line, as I am want to do with things. R&D has been half of what I do for a long time now. I learned that there are several types of aphasia, that it impacts not only speaking, but reading and writing as well, to different extents, based on type, and that if it hasn't corrected itself 2-3 months post, chances of a full recovery are slim. Well, that sent me straight to my doctors for explanations and reasons, along with "what are my chances" questions. What Igot was this: I have been diagnosed with Anomic Aphasia and yes, I will probably have it the rest of my life. At least it is mild. There are things I can do to cope, like the idea Sam and Logan had of putting the names of things I son't have words for on them around the house. That will help me, when I am speaking, to identify objects "properly" and can help to remove frustrations on everybody's parts. I can also fall back on gestures and teling one what the thing does or what it is used for when I can't find the word to name it. There are also audio books instead of reading, as I have some minor problems with that. Sam also suggested he could read to me. That would give us a new thing to do together. I liked that idea. Have others been given aphasia as a "new normal?" What have you don'e to cope with it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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