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Kate Missett
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

On 8/31/08, I had a bad fall (long history I can give you if needed), resulting in breaking my nose and fracturing the orbital area of my left eye. Since then, I have had speech problems (slow speech, inability to find the word I want to use, etc.). I finally did some research this week and discovered Braco’s area, which lies directly behind the left orbital area. I discussed this with my daughter-in-law, who said I must have bruised my brain in the Braco’s area. But then my husband said the bruise I would have received from the fracture would have been on the far side of my brain, toward the back, instead of the Braco’s area. I don’t know which is correct. I am only mildly hindered by this aphasia (if I think out a sentence completely before I begin to speak, I don’t have a problem; it is only when I am speaking spontaneously, and I can usually come up with a similar word (note: not necessarily a synonym), and can usually “find” the word I want within a short period of time. But I don’t know if I will recover from this, whether I should be seeking treatment (availability slim to none where I live), or what. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you, Kate Missett, [email protected], Gillette, Wyoming

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Maura Silverman
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

>On 8/31/08, I had a bad fall (long history I can
>give you if needed), resulting in breaking my
>nose and fracturing the orbital area of my left
>eye. Since then, I have had speech problems (slow
>speech, inability to find the word I want to use,
>etc.). I finally did some research this week and
>discovered Braco’s area, which lies directly
>behind the left orbital area. I discussed this
>with my daughter-in-law, who said I must have
>bruised my brain in the Braco’s area. But then my
>husband said the bruise I would have received
>from the fracture would have been on the far side
>of my brain, toward the back, instead of the
>Braco’s area. I don’t know which is correct. I am
>only mildly hindered by this aphasia (if I think
>out a sentence completely before I begin to
>speak, I don’t have a problem; it is only when I
>am speaking spontaneously, and I can usually come
>up with a similar word (note: not necessarily a
>synonym), and can usually “find” the word I
>want within a short period of time. But I don’t
>know if I will recover from this, whether I
>should be seeking treatment (availability slim to
>none where I live), or what. Any advice would be
>appreciated. Thank you, Kate Missett,
>[email protected], Gillette, Wyoming

Katy,
Thank you for your note. I appreciate the concern and your interest in getting some answers re: the fall, subsequent issues, and the options for difficulites that you are having. As you are aware, answering this question would require alot of information on the fall itself and any imaging studies that were completed. And, then, as you must have read, mild concussive syndrome and the like can be difficult to diagnosis and often go without proper evaluation. I would start you on a few suggestions and perhaps you can provide me with more detail. I would recommend that you contact a neuropsychologist for an assessment and to get some more education re: the type of fall you had and the f/u difficulties that you are experiencing. I would also contact your area’s Brain Injury Association. They provide invaluable resources and support.
I’ll check back in tomorrow.
Maura

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katie missett
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Hi my very distant cousin,Kate.I was checking my website online +saw your letter. Sorry about your fall.
I just went to an Aphasia support group at Marymount College here in NY with a friend who was injured in an accident. It was organized by a wonderful man named Harvey Alter who seems to know a lot about resources. He may be able to suggest somewhere out there for medical help,which it sounds like you very definitely need.if you google him. Hope this is useful.
The NY Kate Missett

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