Sunday 18 March 2018

I have aphasia

I have just put in all the things I put onto JustGiving for the last week. Obviously I am asking for a bit of ‘charrity’  heh heh

Two many things all at once, so hopefully you can see what I am on about! Tell people what actually happened to me … almost...

I have aphasia. Interesting. A few shrieks after having ovarian cancer - but amazingly that was easier to deal with. This has taken me nearly 4 years just to deal with the fact that I can’t read, can’t remember things - sometimes I can’t focus at all…but I can’t read YET [if I poke my eyes almost into a book it helps a bit] etc.

So it has taken a long time to get here – but I AM here. And I now want something please - I want to raise some funds for all the people from all walks of life who have developed aphasia. I am amazed about how many people there are that have aphasia. About 367,000 people in the UK. A LOT!

Aphasia is a communication 'disability' caused by damage to the language centres of the brain. It can affect understanding of language, speech, reading and writing. I had experienced a massive ‘subarachnoid brain haemorrhage’. Then a stroke 4 days later. That’s where I said ‘interesting’.

To be fair, it isn’t very interesting – but it stops me having a ‘normal’ conversation, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little. Some days I can’t read at all – other days I read a few pages. Yelling with delight! Some people have a harder time than I do – and we REALLY want to help one another. Mainly to have a bit of a chuckle!

Aphasia does not affect one's intelligence – it just stops you from communicating ‘normally’.

To me, this little challenge [my first one - so far!] is raising funds to help in the fight against not being able to speak - or have someone to sit near you just to make you feel better. This challenge is an opportunity for me to raise awareness and significant funds to help the fight against being alone or being afraid.

Aphasia can affect anyone at all ... so your money will be well spent.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page and to read all this.
Onward and upward!


Bit of news. Feb 14th [Valentine’s day] I had an MRA – I got the results! The jolly old aneurysm that nearly killed me [it was clipped 8 hours after FH found me] and also the other ‘incidental’ [eh?] aneurysms – well, the letter says ‘have excellent appearances of your previous treatment’. Rah.

Arranged for next year’s scan and that is that. Great!

I was rather stressed. Not a lot of 'proper' speaking. Now I want a tattoo like Angelina.

BUT I feel much better! And I would love to get a bit more pennies here


#sandhy-robinson-jones JustGiving


Busy busy…

Off to the breast check this morning - and that is something I ALWAYS know I'm going. Very difficult to park - much better in the summer.

Today it's freezing. But a good thing to do once a year, that says: 'great, everything is fine'.

Plus I am dropping off my beautiful wigs down to Force.

Plus it’s International Women's Day! Bwaa! Let’s shout a bit here girls!

As usual [I know - I'm a nagger], I would be chuffed if you donated a little money (or a LOT) – a lot of women AND men have aphasia – thanks for helping me!

Here is my #sandhy-robinson-jones JustGiving


Interesting – as usual

Today was VERY interesting; I have started remembering things.

Places I've been to - I remember what we did there; going in the antique shops, having coffee and this time I am so much calmer [that’ll be the old brain].

We had very English coffee with HUGE sandwiches in Ashburton.

It is becoming more ‘real’, even when I can’t speak entire sentences, I can give it a good old go. After 4 years I am getting more tolerant. I’ve stopped feeling like screaming.

Life, as I know very well, goes on. And my brain MUST be getting better? I hope so.


The 5th day…

The 5th day started brilliantly! Did a design thing! Had help from Mike with the ‘Big Lottery Fund’ stuff – new .esp had to be changed back into an old version. Thanks for that dude!


And some painting in the shed on our new chairs. Good things. Except Bear ran across the entire lot. Hmm

And I have had lots of people sending donations since last night. I am so CHUFFED!

Also, people are taking the Living with Aphasia info and passing it around. Just as good as money sometimes

Good day ❤️

P.S.: The Quay? Mostly raining…