Bathgame

Boston Doves 1910 / Library of Congress

Boston Doves 1910 / Library of Congress

They were playing a sport called bathgame. Wrong!

Damn aphasia, or speech loss.

I was pretty sure the sport ended with ball. bathball? No.

Probably it began with a b. I started running through the vowels: be, no, bi, no, definitely not u, maybe y? Wait…. bay? that’s it…

They were playing baseball!

That’s aphasia for you: sometimes your words come to you 3 minutes later.

6 Responses to “Bathgame”

  1. Mike D writes:

    How frequently do you experience that?

  2. Rai writes:

    Oh dear, it seems however you handle it well 🙂 My problem is I reach for a word like “pleased” but can only find “happy”. Similar but not what I’m looking for.

    It also doesn’t happen when I write.

  3. Nina Mitchell writes:

    Now: not so much. Right after my stroke: all the time.

  4. Mike writes:

    I noticed some old people who don’t have stroke stop midway through the sentence or after the first word when they speak.They got the symptom but not the stroke. Aging destroys part of the speech center?Aging is a bad disease

  5. Liza writes:

    I had a stroke 6 years ago when I was 45. My left side was paralyzed, at first. I sometimes struggle with my speach, I type with one hand and I have the stroke walk. However, I find that the new me is less serious, laughs more and enjoys life much more. It took a lot of work but I am happy with the new me, even of it is somewhat disfunctional at times.

    I just discovered your blog. Very funny. Keep going!

  6. Joe Foell writes:

    I mind me going that all the time. Trying a word, missing, trying something else, and sometimes wreck track the whole train of conversation. I use to say that my vocabulary was to big to use well. How I find that ‘I can think that there are words’ that I have only find when (or if) someone else can find it.

Leave a Reply