Don’t worry...I NOT sick. See the camera to the left of my head? OHSU just want to take a few more shots of me with the nurses. I know what your thinking. ” For now on, I am going to ignore everything.” I understand you thinking… but what about those pearls of wisdom that come from my blog! Won’t you miss that?
….but no cigar; I haven’t actually used my new process yet. The prospects are still nibbling, but I haven’t tried it out completely.
I had 2 scheduled. One prospect didn’t use paid speakers and the other on got postponed.
Should I practice the next step (the questions leading to the 3 recommendations)…or let Jill do it and see if it works. I am leaning toward Jill to try it first, but I curious to know what you think.
____Yes Learn it
____No Wait for Jill to iron out the bugs
Sometimes I forget what it was like when Gordon could speak freely. At home, we have mostly normal conversations–he says a sentence, I say a sentence, and so on. He needs a few prompts now and then but we mostly understand each other. But when we go to a meeting or have a phone appointment, I watch his language disappear. It is clear from the look on his face that he is trying SO HARD to get coherent, orderly words to come out of his mouth. Instead, choppy, disorganized words start coming, then all words stop and he looks at me to express his thoughts for him.
For a long time, I thought if he could relax, the words would come. Not so. Regaining language and cognition is much more complicated than that. Even now, 6 years post-stroke, we have at least one conversation every day where Gordon starts in the middle of a thought and I have to ask him to start over from the beginning of his thought. It doesn’t occur to him that I don’t know what he is thinking.