Learning to talk again....
For most people it will never happen. It can be so frustrating when it does. Projecting your voice and have someone know what you're talking about is what i mean. Trying to have a conversation with someone and not being fully understood, particularly when you've had a stroke, is something that CAN happen. Your speech isn't ALWAYS what you lose when you have a stroke. But when you do, it's so easy to lose your self-confidence with it. You don't always get your voice back either. Well not how you'd like it to be, anyway.
Since 2013 i've struggled with getting my point across. People don't always understand me.
Having a stroke has meant i can't walk, talk or eat properly. I never will. At first, it used to bother me but now i'm used to it i don't mind so much. Being able to communicate with other people is so important. That's why i like to blog. Writing about the things that affect me allows me to be represented and that's all i've ever wanted. I find it helps a lot.
This is something we all take for granted. Imagine how difficult it is for me to be understood, then. I've had the same problem for nearly five years now. It dosn't get any easier. People who can talk don't realise how lucky they are. Imagine what it's like to not have a proper conversation with anybody since 2013. There is so much i want to say.
There is nothing wrong with my hearing and my ability to read. Talking is another matter. That's what strokes are so good at doing. They strip you of your dignity. And your rights. Try to see how long you can go without talking. It won't be long.