Wednesday, September 21, 2011


The other day I came across a short document on our computer. It 's dated April 2010, about seven weeks after my stroke. This was my first attempt of keeping a journal, post-stroke.

It's been a long trip.
Sat., March 20, 2010 
Dana (friend) ju came  casserole. Dana worried. The worried faces a 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 
Charlotte;s Web was reading  a help fall bed. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010. Written by Neal at Grace’s request.
Grace notes that if she can read something to herself, she can understand it pretty well and get the meaning. But is she reads out loud, she gets hung up on many of the words (especially the little ones) and has a hard time understanding the meaning. For example, she was trying to read the title of the book “Don’t Leave Me This Way”, and had a really hard time, especially with “This”. 

Thursday, April 08, 2010 
Jenny (babysitter) and the kids now.  (My son) help jenny screen put in

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 
I’m so frustating. A just so any thing.


  1. Has anyone done a study to see if typing on the computer improves aphasia? It would be so cool if a device many people have in their home could be used as a rehabilitation aid. The progress you've made looks amazing to me.

  2. I'm sure it helped me, in many ways. Dean, if you're reading, do you know?

  3. Remarkable difference, Grace. I love your blog. I love the things you choose to write about and the way you write about them.

  4. It is amazing to read these now, to see how very far you've come. There's a lot of hard work between these journal entries and today's blog post. Bravo, Grace!

  5. I always love reading your writing Grace.

    Yup it really has been a long trip. I find the journaling so helpful too. Emotional venting, skill growing, sharing sometimes and now something to see how far we have come.

  6. Grace, aphasia was luckily not one of my deficits, so I never really got into researching it, I just point people to the national aphasia association which at least has helpful information as compared to the ASA or NSA.