Last week I went to the IARC 22 International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference #IARC22. The event was from Wednesday through Friday. I have aphasia. I was thinking of joining the conference, but I heard it was for PhDs and clinicians, and I decided not to attend. They had an aphasia stroke group to listen to
Aphasia Awareness 2022 June 1
“Aphasia is lonely. Frustrating. Heart-breaking. It is often misunderstood,” My ability can affect language skills. Every day I try to discuss it with people. Last week I went to the 100 Years of USA Field Hockey event at the Union League in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 18. Many people attended that night.
June 8, 2022 On June 8, 2020, I had a stroke around 1:00 PM. I wrote about this before, so that I won’t cover it again. For me, today is like July 4 or Halloween Day. I spent today thinking about that day. What happened to me? Why did it happen? It seems that there
June 7, 2022 I am back in Chatham, MA. It was another great day. Dunkin Donuts is about a half-mile away, and I can walk to get coffee. The other house we rented in 2020 had the Dunkin Donuts was a few miles away, and I had to drive to get the coffee. Two years
Today is June 6, 2022. I didn’t send anything yesterday. Today I drove from Philadelphia to Chatham, MA. Only the second time I have gone there since I had the stroke. I took my time and used the Waze to tell me where to drive. It took me about 8 hours with a few stops
Today was the second year I played for the Upstairs and Downstairs Locker Room Battle at Torresdale. It was a Stableford scoring like last year. Last year I had 40 points which was third place on my team. Today I scored only 28 points. I played great drivers, but I missed a lot of putts.
In each story, I tried to learn something new to work on what I have trouble speaking. Many of these are fun to remember and learn how to write again.