Just a small achievement but it made me feel good. When I had my stroke in 1998 my cognitive skills were severely compromised. I worked really hard and learned techniques to cope to the extent of studying for an OU degree. But in the last six years I have lost the ability to produce anything handwritten, even a message in a card, without great difficulty sometimes spelling out the letters one by one. Whether it is because I have suffered further damage or just not using them since graduating I don't know, but have come to dread writing.
Yesterday I realised I had put off writing a simple letter and sending two cheques. I made a couple of errors in the letter and had to rewrite one of the cheques, but I did it and felt I had really achieved something.