I have been writing for as long as I can remember. When I was in grade school, I won creative writing awards. But that was well over 50 years ago.
Over the years, I have published hundreds of blogs, journals, sermons, freelance articles and have even had a book published in 2011. The writing came so easy for me. The words just flowed out of me and onto the page.
But on my birthday in 2010, I began having a series of small strokes and TIA’s. My writing abilities seemed to suffer a little after that first one. I just didn’t feel the same sitting at the keyboard and seemed to struggle a lot with words and phrases that always seemed to flow so easily. As time went on and more small strokes followed, the problem got worse. The book that was published in 2011 was written in 2002, long before any stroke.
I received an email from the HubPages Team earlier this week. The message indicated that one or some of my blogs had been chosen for editing to correct sentence structure, grammar, etc. I appreciate being chosen for anything when it comes to my writing. But this email stimulated my thought processes and I went back and began re-reading a few of my posts. I realize that my writing style varies according to the subject matter, but overall, I am not writing with the quality that I once had. With the mental slowness and confusion that I sometimes feel, the only things that I can attribute this to are the series of small strokes that I have had.
All that I can do is to keep plugging away. I love to write, it is my form of a panacea for what ails me. I figure that anything that stimulates my brain is the best thing for me. I have also learned that spending too much time with technology like smart phones can cause your brain to slow down, causing a condition known as “Digital Dementia”, which can greatly affect your memory in a negative way (I wrote about it here on HubPages a few months ago).
But anyway, thank you for your time here. Hopefully I can improve my brain function in time so that I can start making sense again.
Thanks for stopping by.
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