Friday, August 13, 2010

Things I Learned As A Result Of The Stroke...


Back in the heyday of me blogging, I used to post Thing I learned This Week each Saturday. They were a list of things that happened to me. I decided I'm going to bring that back...on Friday. And what better way to start The Things I Learned from happened to me as a result of the stroke. Not that I think a stroke is anywhere near funny, but these are funny things that happened to me...

! I learn while in the hospital watching 30 Rock with my mom, not to explain what the show is about, especially when I can't speak. Hearing me say “rowr” and “uhhhhh” over and over again does not constitute me speaking.

! I learned that my right hand is not my ally. When looking at the dinner table and seeing my hand in whatever I am eating, is not good. Especially since I couldn't feel my hand in the hot plate.

! I learned that I couldn't pour coffee. I would spill more than what ended up in my cup. But I tried everyday. You would think having to drink coffee out of a straw would have been enough of a clue!

!  I learned that while holding a cup in my right hand, I would carry it at a 45 degree angle.  The are lots of spill stains on the carpet from this part of life.

! I learned that having a bare spot across the back of where your hair was supposed to be is not a sign of advanced intelligence. How does Jean Luc Picard make it work?

! I learned that having my smile come out of one side of my mouth did not make me look cool or like I had a chip on my shoulder. However, the cane I had did!

! I learned that I could no longer keep a beat when it comes to music. You know what, that was not anything new...

! I learned that people who suffer a brain injury need a lot of sleep. Well, I didn't mind that one too much...

! I learned that when I am taken to LA from Riverside in an ambulance, I should not offer the ambulance drivers a Fat Burger, if they stop so I can get one.

And lastly,

! I learned that when I am at my brothers house in Arizona and I am trying to show my family that I can drive, the best thing NOT to do is ride his ATV going 25 miles an hour into a tree! However, he did get to buy a new ATV!

6 comments:

AndreAnna said...

If you can't look back on the touch experiences with some humor than life just ain't worth living. So glad to see your spirit still shines.

Patti said...

So good to see you have kept your sense of humor, Michael C.

You and Ralph have a lot in common. He didn't have a stroke, but... he is coping with major disability

LesleyG said...

I was gonna say... about that music thing... :) However, you can and always were able to identify good music, that I know for sure!

Good stuff, buddy!

SilverNeurotic said...

Huh, I haven't had a stroke but I still end up spilling coffee everywhere.

Sizzle said...

Finding the humor in awful situations is the only way I have ever gotten through them. And your sense of humor is so strong and such a part of you!

xlpharmacy said...

I love your article very simple but i saw how learn about the life in different way
and you are so cute be always like that you have a wonderful character