How does the weather affect your ability to speak? Frozen lips, that’s how.
Since my stroke almost three years ago destroyed a part of my brain, the communication part, leaving me similar to sounding as if I’m trying to talk with a mouthful of porridge while being strangled. Call it aphasia – everybody with a scientific mind does.
To talk, I find that I have to get my lips around the beginning sound of a word, completing one word, and the next one until I have a sentence. That’s normal for me with this aphasia gagging me. It’s even more frustrating because sometimes I have to stop to search my vocabulary for the right word, but then I find that I fall back on a synonym because it’s easier.
Well this kind of weather means my lips get frozen which makes it harder to find even the beginning of a word.
The reason I come out in this blizzard? Me and the dogs.
I have to take my dogs on a daily walk – me too, to stay in shape. It’s rehabilitation.