A friend found my LDS Living Article online here:
It has a few differences: different title, & less pictures, but has the video I have on YouTube. However, both say the stroke occurred in Texas, but I want everyone to know it occurred in Indianapolis, Indiana. I lived my 1st, & hardest, post-stroke year there, & had so much love & support from my friends there! In fact, the video at the end of the article was made by my wonderful husband, for these friends, & some of them are seen in it!
Another friend posted this on Facebook, & said to listen to it, not to read it:
It is about another couple like us, only just in reverse (the husband had the stroke) , so it was like déjà vu in some things-like the way he talks & laughs & says how his wife is the true hero -yet it was also interesting to be the outsider looking in, & to hear what others hear when I talk!
An update on my speech:
I’m not sure why it affects me, but if I’m tired/feeling lazy or feeling bad, mad, or sad, I don’t feel like I can talk around the person that is affecting me (maybe I don’t want to put forth the effort to talk, & just want to be done with it, versus repeating again & again, until I’m understood), so I sign! I have friends who want to learn ASL, but i won’t let them, & I enjoy visits where I try to just talk for 30 min.-1 hr. My goal is to only talk, but if I’m home, though I’m too chicken 2 actually do it all the time, cuz i get tired! it’s also hard to start, after i’ve been quiet (I often need 2 clear my throat, but I can’t), but once i get going, i’m good!