Oh before you play this video be sure to cut off the music player ;-) This is a video of me at the Adult Care facility, or should I say Nursing Home that I live in, in Santa Ana California. It's not to far from my three bedroom condo, how ironic, thats okay i'll be moving back home in the not to distant future. My ex- dude came by to visit me and put me on video, I wasn't really feeling that at the time, but he got a little bit of footage outta me ;-)
I wanna thank all of my new blog fam for comming by and saying hello to me, I really appreciate that. In my future posts I will tell my story, you know the good stuff, My life before my stroke and what has happened to me since. I am quite sure you will find it educational and informative.
There is a movie comming out or it may already be out called "The Diving Bell and The Butterfly" there is also a book available. It's all about Jean-Dominique Bauby the former editor of French Elle Magazine, he had a severe stroke in his brain stem when he was 43 years old. The stroke left him paralyzed and in "Locked-in Syndrome", He could only blink his left eye, yet his mind was still intact. With the help of a speech therapist he was able to communicate by blinking and was able to write a book "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly", the diving bell was his body and the butterfly was his mind. This book and film should give you an idea what it is like to live in a body that won't function properly, after waking up from a long Coma.
Now I am not in the type of shape this guy was, I'm doing better than that, however, I cannot walk, yet, and my right side is still paralysed but the feeling is comming back. I also have difficulty speaking, this is due to a condition called Aphasia, My Aunt told me the last time I spoke a complete sentence was when I first came out of my Coma, when I aksed "What happened to me". Since then I can only produce single words, it's not that I don't know what to say, It's like I know what I want to say but magically I can't say it, it's very frustrating. Oh well, Im working hard trying to get it back guys, everyday I get a little bit better.