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Name: katydidd
Alias: Kate Missett
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aphasia from fall
Posted at: 2021-04-11 18:38:32
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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