How do you communicate what you are feeling when a SAH has taken your voice and ability to write and think coherently? If you cannot communicate with family, friends or health care professional how can they know what you are feeling or understand the emotions you are going through? During my operation to clip two aneurysms I was unaware that a Grinch was sitting on the surgeons shoulders, as was he. When my head was opened up to the world the Grinch help himself to all my 'know' and put it in his little sack. When I woke I had the understanding of a toddler, trapped in a adult body, could not speak fluently and the ability to write had gone. My understanding of the world was in fragments and I didn't know how to put them together again. Why? Because the Grinch had stolen my know! I have spent 3 years chasing the Grinch to get back my know and understanding of the world, based on my experiences. I am please to say I have regained much of my know and the ability to be able to write and speak again.
I have an idea to attempt to improve communication between family members, in particular, by putting know and understanding into information about SAH's. A very talented friend who is a filmmaker and animator helped me visualise this and the concept of Storypath was created.
I would love to hear your thoughts and comments about the idea. Please visit Storypath to see the film/animation:
Many thanks for your time and interest,
P.S. The primary disability I was discharged with was Acute Expressive Aphasia. Weakness on the right hand-side on the body being secondary.