Thankfully when I write, I can proofread and wait before I hit send on an email or post on social media.. Otherwise, my sentences would have words which don’t belong or the sentence would ramble on forever. The scary part for me is when I talk. I will say something and then pause for a moment wondering “What did I just say?”. Most people are polite and just smile if what I said makes no sense. While others will question what I said or meant which causes more frustration for me. Then there are those times when I “thought” I said something or asked for help with something only to find out the words never actually came out of my mouth. UGH!!!
I hear everything correctly in my head but the words coming out of my mouth…well, they aren’t the ones I was thinking. It’s crazy how the filter between my brain and fingers, or my brain and mouth, seems to get things all mixed up. Even when I am trying to read aloud from a piece of paper – my tongue seems to have a mind of its own. I wonder if there’s a replacement filter I can install? They make filters for the car which is replaced after so many miles of use. My air filter in my office gets replaced after some many months. Our water filter gets replaced every 6 months. Maybe I can get a filter replacement for my brain?
I thought auto correct was the solution. WRONG! Auto correct messes me up even more. It rewrites my words into different words and inserts random words into sentences which has nothing to do with what I’m trying to say. The end result – I get more confused then I already was. Is that possible?
Life with Multiple Sclerosis. I’m learning to laugh about situations or at least be honest and tell people what is happening. No, I don’t look like I have MS. This crazy disease is playing havoc on the inside of my body – messing with my words, making my arms and legs constantly tingle and robbing me of my memories.
There are many auto-immune diseases out there which play havoc with people on the inside while their outside appears to be “normal”. Maybe not to them because they are living with the craziness of their disease. So the next time someone stumbles on their words, says something totally out of wack in a conversation or seems clueless in a conversation – have some patience for you never know what may be happening on the inside.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!