Friday, February 27, 2009

If You See Me Riding a Rascal ...

Today as I drove to my doctor appointment I think I began to understand how the aging must feel. I got lost. I got lost trying to get on the freeway and ended up on the parkway instead. Then, once I arrived at the hospital, I got lost trying to find my doctor's office. I've been there before, I just couldn't remember where it was.

Next thing you know, I'll be eating at Chuck-a-rama at 4:00 in the afternoon. (I hear the fish is delicious). But stop me if you see me riding a Rascal scooter. Please.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Short Stories in Speech : )

I had more testing in speech therapy this week. In one of the tests there were three pictures. You had to create a story using them.
Picture 1 had people, animal & spaceships. It look hot and very dry.
Picture 2 was in space with the spaceships flying away from Earth.
Picture 3 the people, animals & spaceships were on another planet. There were trees and people looked like they were farming.

So I wrote something to this effect~

The Earth was very hot and dry. It hadn't rained in a year. NASA had finally made a spaceship the could safely transport people to Mars. So we gathered the animals, plants and seeds that we would need when we got there. We loaded the animals in their spaceship. We got in ours and took off. Just when we were out of the atmosphere the Earth exploded.
We travelled ten hours to Mars. As we were about to land we noticed lush, green fields and water below. We got the animals safely out and started planting our crops. We all noticed that we could breathe better than we had been able to in a long time. We knew life would be happy on Mars!

I don't know what it will tell them about me, but it was fun! : )

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I had my last evaluation test in speech therapy today. Now they are going to go over everything to see what they can do to help me. The test I had today was one that they gave me in rehab right after my stroke. For one of the questions I had to name as many states as I could in one minute. I remembered it from the test in rehab. The first time I think I could only think of about 12 states. Today I started naming them by thinking of the 50 Nifty song. So when I was done the speech therapist was impressed at how many I named and that they was in alfabetical order. I thought it was funny. They also made me type at the computer so they could see what type of mistakes I'm making. The only rule was I couldn't use the backspace key. It was pretty bad. I guess we'll see on Thursday what they have planned for me! :)