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Aphasia

GailR
GailR Community member Posts: 12 Courageous

Aphasia

Greek language for ‘NOT SPEAK’ -  inability to understand or speak as of a ‘damaged brain.'

 

In December 2016 – after Christmas, I fell over and hurt my head and didn’t remember. 

 

I woke up again in the hospital, and I was in an intensive care ward. 

I asked some questions to the nurses, but I couldn’t speak.

I was terrified.

 

My fiancé tells me that I had a stroke. I had pneumonia and flu.

I had aphasia.  

My whole life was changed. 

 

Aphasia - I did not understand. 

Could I go back to work? If so, when?

When could I go out with fiancé and friends?

My life was completely a mix-up!

 

After seven weeks I came to my home.  

The Speech therapists came to help me.  

I was trying to talk better – I must be a bit better??

I wanted to speak well.

 

I opened my computer and typed in the ‘search’ -  APHASIA.

I was reading so much to learn. In the USA, Australia, New Zealand and I discover that many have people with Aphasia.

 

I read about aphasia to books writing from a suffering Aphasia, or to can be learned about science neurology, articles by doctors about research. Apps helped spellings, memory, speak, even grammar.

 

The people are some speechless.  Some could not read. 

Some could not write, but one person can speak.

There are many types of Aphasia. 

 

Many changes difficult by people with aphasia are having problems more than I have.

 

I have been meeting new people, who have a stroke.  They are some people had lost to the walk.  People may be an unresponsive arm – many on the right side. Some people able go cannot outside. Some many memories lost, their families, their life. 

 

I think that I cannot speak isn't my biggest problem. 

I WILL speak

Comments

  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,671 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @GailR
    This must have been so frightening for you! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Javali
    Javali Scope Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi

    I also have Aphasia (Broca's). That happened when I had a stroke at the age of 36. I have brain fog and don't remember or have difficulties with my speech.

    I also learn a lot of things from researching but I refuse to believe there's a plateau for this kind of condition. I've had it for 7 years and I noticed improvement every single year. 

    Tell me, how have you heard of scope and what did they do for you?  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,406 Disability Gamechanger
    Javali said:


    Tell me, how have you heard of scope and what did they do for you?  

    You've posted on an old thread from 2018. The member hasn't been active since Aug 2019 so you may not get a response.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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