I sometimes have to ask if the person could repeat their question again, sometimes twice before it finally registers. Feels like the person is looking at me like “hello, anybody home?” I just say I’m sorry and smile. 😄
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member and @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member, I'm very familiar with what you mention. The frustration can be enormous. Both aphasia and seizures create the difficulties. Thinking one thing, possibly dog, and stating cat, is a form of aphasia. Having a message in your mind with inability to use jaw and lips to actually present it, is a form of seizure, along the lines of an inability to use limbs. I went through these in education and business. This can be a heavy problem in ordinary day's activities with others.
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member
I struggle to remember faces all the time. Probably due to my Left Temporal Lobectomy, but it still gave me short term memory loss. Ex: Today I met a customer at my work and she says she has seizures and it’s kind of new to her. I told her that we could get together and I’ll tell her all I can about it. I knew I wouldn’t remember her name, so I gave her my phone number and told her about my memory loss. She sounded understanding and I don’t think she’ll take offense to it.
Does anybody else struggle to remember faces? Like I can meet someone today and have a chat etc, then won’t recognise them tomorrow? After a few times of chatting to them I’ll start to recognise them but the first few times I just look rude when I walk straight past them 🤔
At times yes i foget what i said .. Or the other person says
Yeah. I can hear but cant listen. Confuses people because I react to sound and my body picks it up accutely before deciphering meaning. A lot of therapists say you can change your thoughts go change feelings. I disagree. I sum it like this:
Body sensation/tone of voice for example
Thoughts: Oh. They are asking me for a pencil.
If I can cut it short at the body sensation before body language, I can address my body and then ask them to repeat calmly. Other times if not most, it sounds like jumbled sentences.