Aphasia may be mild or severe. The person may have trouble finding the right word or understanding complex conversations. Global aphasia, limits the person’s ability to communicate. The person does not participate in or understand. This is a great concern of mine from the position of the nurse and the patient. So many people are limited in this area of understanding the spoken word, recalling the words to say or saying the word they really want to say. They often become socially isolated. It does not always mean they can not. They just need more time. They need social interaction with people to talk to that has time to help understand what they want to say. I write this because I worked with the stroke patient and then I was the patient. I know how hard it was to communicate and still is if it is about a topic I haven’t discussed or words that I haven’t readily spoken. Being in a large crowd without a close friend or family member was the hardest first step. Gay Nell Olive http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/LifeAfterStroke/RegainingIndependence/CommunicationChallenges/Types-of-Aphasia_UCM_310096_Article.jsp
If you have the time,
Slow down,your talking so fast.
I can not understand.
Can you repeat, just say it again.
My word processor works,
But it is slower now.
Repeat and tell me again.
I want to understand.
I would like to talk,
If you have time.
You will have to help me
Find the right words,
To tell you what I want to say.
It will feel so good to me,
If you have the time.
Gay Nell Olive
I have to admit, blogging or should I say creating the site has been very time consuming for me. WordPress gives excellent instructions and help guides but my understanding of some terminology is lacking. However, if any one started following me at the beginning you have been able to see changes being made. As I continue with this you probably will see more changes as I hope I learn more about how to use everything that is available. Gay Nell Olive Colossians 3:23 | NIV 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 4:20NIV
Wow! Do you really believe that? Do you know that you can accomplish anything that God wants you to. I know that I believe it. I also know that our big obstacle for accomplishment is fear. Fear that we will not do it the right way,that others will not like it, or that we will just simply fail with what we start. For some of us it is just getting up in the morning that is hard or having a smile on our face. While many others have therapy or exercises to do and my dear precious friends who are facing radiation and chemotherapy. So how do we overcome this fear? What do we do with it?
In 1 Peter 5:7 NIV, we are told to cast our anxiety on God because He cares for us.
So we give that fear to God and that means letting Him have all of it.
And then in Isaiah we read how God will strengthen us and uphold us. We are not to be afraid.Isaiah 41:10 NIV
So do not fear, for I am with you;do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you;I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
He is our God. Do not be afraid or dismayed. He will strengthen us. He helps and upholds us.
This is what our minds and hearts need to be refreshed and filled with every day.
Gay Nell Olive
My mind and body have been renewed.
With adversity came knowledge, then insight.
With my eyes on Jesus, my race I ran.
I was never alone.
Gay Nell Olive