Archives for the Month of June, 2017

Bullhorn

Evelyn / New York Public Library

Evelyn / New York Public Library


Harvard Medical School asked me to speak on the first day of their Neurology course. My hope is that the students take away: be encouraging to stroke patients! We can continue to get better for years! I have had run-ins with therapists and doctors who have not been encouraging. I’m busy proving them wrong.

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Fleas

Lips / Library of Congress

Lips / Library of Congress

Aphasia is an impairment of language and communication. June is National Aphasia Awareness Month.

I said odd words after my stroke. For example, I wanted to say “speech” and instead said “fleas.”

If the words coming out of your mouth are not what you intend, who’s talking?