My friends say that since my stroke, I laugh louder. What else has changed?
Archives for the Month of May, 2011
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Many stroke victims purchase two identical pairs of shoes in different sizes. This is so they will fit their good foot into a normal shoe, and their cloddy ankle brace foot into a shoe 2 sizes bigger. Me, I just walked around in a single pair of huge shoes.
Sunday, 22 May 2011
At parties I have become very good at concealing my stroke. It’s not because I want to hide it, but I don’t want to explain it in the middle of a party. Hiding it is not so hard. For one, everyone is standing around tipsy, not moving much. Also, if I’m talking to you and I lock eyes with yours, Western norms dictate that you will not look down if I don’t. You will not see my hand.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
As a general rule, friends don’t set up friends with disabled friends.
Friday, 13 May 2011
Your healthy side is tall and straight. Your stroke side is all sagging angles. Your shoulder slopes down. Your hip rises unnaturally when you walk. Your stroke side is curved like a violin.
Friday, 6 May 2011
“If the average person talks about sex 10% of the time,” says my friend Aarti, “you were about 30%.” My conversations right after my stroke were often racy. I don’t remember this period at all.