a major form of communication.

In the E-mail: ‘George sent you an update’ what about it? Raised by 75 people in 9 months:  $5,525 of $100k, that’s cool.Duh… that’s weird. Let’s look his update, click here.

For the last three years Lynn has been part of hundreds of speech therapies, countless aphasia group sessions and stroke support meetings. All are meant to help a person with speech issues caused by a traumatic brain injury to regain their confidence with speaking, a major form of communication. Lynn has taken major steps in regaining much of her speech considering the fact that for the first six months after her brain surgery she couldn’t speak one word. Pretty amazing how far she has come! But, it’s not her speech that concerns me, as much as her memory. Speaking requires one to remember, not only to find the correct words to create sentences but, more importantly, keeping your thoughts in order to convey those same thoughts into coherent and meaningful conversation. Struggling to find the correct word because your memory bank is overdrawn is extremely frustrating. The filing system in Lynn’s brain that used to generate the correct words instantly, now has to search and search for that word that becomes so elusive. Memory is everything. I am not suggesting that Lynn has Alzheimer’s but, I think I’m beginning to understand how difficult it must be to cope with a person dealing with Alzheimer’s. When Lynn left rehab at the U of M, the doctors had told me that Lynn’s memory may be an issue for her the rest of her life but, with all the other issues she was dealing with at the time, my main focus was just getting her back to full health. Her memory was something that would begin to come back with time. Now I know what they meant when they said, that the road to healing and recovery is a very long and frustrating one. Lynn and I have been on this road now for three and a half years and some days the frustration can be difficult at best. I can’t speak for Lynn, I know her frustrations because see them in her eyes and hear them in her voice every time she forgets a word or a name or just what day it is but, for me, watching my wife deal with this on a daily basis has left me with a new meaning of compassion. Thanks for following Lynn’s journey and contributing towards our memories…. Peace and Love!

keeping your thoughts in order to convey those same thoughts into coherent and meaningful conversation.


keeping your thoughts in order to convey those same thoughts into coherent and meaningful conversation.


In according with others, a picture says more than 1.000 words.


This Page by Abeltje Quintijn p.a. The UNI Hotel, Pokhara, Nepal
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