Monday, June 28, 2010

One shoe off, one shoe on

Yesterday when I was waking up from a nap, I could feel my left foot was bare, but I was sure that I forgot to take my right sock off. When I sat up, my right foot was in fact bare. I had a nagging sense of disappointment all day that I can't still feel my right leg (and foot).

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I will eat my kids

One of the weird problems about aphasia is I'm always saying things that I didn't mean to. For instance:

"I will eat my kids."
"I command you" (Said to Neal. Of course, he could say that I said this even before aphasia.)
"How are your kids?" (Said to Mark, my dear cousin who has no kids.)

And of course, "This is my mom," when I'm introducing my dad. He's used to it.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Oracle Speaks

My parents invited us to their block party yesterday. My parents' neighbors hadn't seen me since the stroke. Someone put a chair in the road for me, and a crowd begin to form in front me, as if the oracle was waiting to speak. But this oracle has aphasia! I did managed to say, "I am hungry."