Monday, September 08, 2008

Words escape me

I've never been a touch-typist, nor a particularly fast typist, but I've always been able to get what's in my head onto the page with minimal errors. Until lately. Somehow, what I think I'm typing and what's actually appearing on my screen doesn't match up as well as it used to. In fact, I had to redo the first sentence of this paragraph three times.

I've also noticed myself losing words when I speak. I spent a bloody long time this evening trying to remember the phrase "garbage disposal" while standing at my son's sink.

I don't know if this is a physical symptom of my heart not pumping properly or if it's an emotional reaction. Or maybe I've always been like this and now I'm just extra sensitive to my own foibles.

Regardless of the cause, I hope it it clears up soon.


Kevin R. Tipple said...

Stress reaction...give yourself time.

Terrie Farley Moran said...


Slow down. I have a dozen years on you and I've been dealing with the "what do you call it again" and the "why am I in this room" syndromes since I was in my late forties. It always worsens when I am under stress or in a new medical situation.

I am so sorry to hear that you've been ill, but I am delighted that you are in recovery.

I hope you are not dealing with Ike on top of everything else. (Not sure where in Texas you are.)

Prayers and great thoughts to ye.


elysabeth said...

First thought I had when you mentioned word forgetting, especially after reading the previous post, was stroke - If you have blockage, it is very possible that you had an embolus dislodge and affect your language, albeit only mildly at this point. I hope you are doing well and that things return to your normal soon - E :)