Aphasia is from the damage to portions of my brain!
Do you have aphasia after your stroke? Because of the strokes, I meet with aphasia every day. Every stinking day. Excuse me, I mean need to confront it if I want to communicate with anybody else! I need to communicate with my family, friends, colleagues, and the people I need to “wrestle” with on the phone or in the store. I’m tired of it most of the time!
Early on when I had this “ailment” or this condition, I didn’t like to connect with others; the same list as above. I was almost embarrassed to have this “disorder.” I wish that it would go away so I could be on an even playing field with another! I’m better now, but it takes a bit of my energy.
Hey…you…please would you listen or watch what I have to say? It takes me a little longer. Someone needs you to pay attention to her or him. Oh, by the way, would you please comment below on this fragment of me? Back to the story!
Aphasia usually occurs suddenly, often following a stroke, or head injury. Or it may also develop slowly, as the result of a brain tumor or a progressive neurological disease. It can be the side effect of cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or muscular dystrophy. The disorder impairs the expression and understanding of language as well as reading and writing.
Aphasia is from the damage to portions of my brain (and others’ brains). If I allow the aphasia, it can be very frustrating, it can isolate me from people, and it is, most of the time, a challenging situation.
I know that I am not alone. There are over one to two million people in the U.S. that have aphasia. That means that there is about 0.4% of the population has the condition. If it is correct, it means there are approximately 30,000,000 people that are dealing with aphasia.
I know that the condition I am currently in is important because I am alive. I appreciate that there is a purpose to be on this earth. I have found mine. It is helping other stroke strivors and their loved ones to be more successful. If I help one other person, I am ecstatic!
Drop by my website and sign up for the group training on the last Monday of this month. It is on the 27th at 5 PM ET. I am leading the session that is about memory! Can you remember to tune in to it? Go to www.success4lifetime.org. While you’re there, subscribe to my blog! You can check my FB group or my YT channel. The last one was, “How do you trim your nails after your stroke?” It was a nail-biter!
Thank you! To your success!