We've all heard about situations whether real or in movies where someone has lost a limb yet experiences phantom pain. I can truly relate to that in my own way. There was a time or two Saturday when everything just seemed "normal". As if my world hadn't been redefined by a walker or stutter. Of course reality came crashing through but those moments felt almost ethereal. We were watching Wild Wild West, a family fave despite its horrible reviews, and I wanted a drink. Without thinking I started to move to get up as I would have and well my body didn't respond as it would've 3 weeks ago. I'll admit it ruined the rest of my night.
But let me back up and share my glorious day. It started off really nice. Michae,l Meg and I had b'fast at the Pig (Patrick was in
The diagnosis from my speech therapists is aphasia. Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. (Borrowed from a Speech Therapy website). What this means for me at least is very often I can't find the word that I want. While my brain chooses a word getting it to come out is a whole other story. Also another part of my problem is that I am used to talking at my
Well our day did progress and I felt a bit better. We dropped the girls at the movies (Rango ~ha ha I saw it first) went shopping, stopped in at Chili's and rented movies. Dinner was brought by friend ~ turkey a real treat for my family as I only make this at Thanksgiving. I worked in the garage a bit sorting through donated books for a project I was helping with...and it happened again, forgot my limitations and nearly fell (thank heavens no one saw that graceful moment).
I guess Saturday was just the first day of a reality that I have to accept even though it won't be for long.