I have been having a hard time concentrating lately. I haven't been sleeping well. They could be related. At any rate -- I was having a difficult time last night conveying something to my husband. I realized then that the way I "see" things in my brain has changed. I used to "see" things with words -- if I had a thought I was trying to say or get a point across it was words that I was forming in my brain and almost reading them back in order to explain something or even with a regular conversation. Now, I see more images in my mind rather than words. This makes it more difficult for me because I then have to convert those images to words and then get it out of my mouth! How simple is that? Not that simple for me. Last night I had this whole storyboard of images in my mind with this story I was going to tell my husband. I couldn't get it out -- I couldn't put the words to the images and make it come out. I'm sure this sounds strange to most of you reading this, but I can't figure out another way to say it.
I tried playing golf yesterday -- my concentration just wasn't there. I didn't play too badly but it was such an effort it kind of takes the fun out of it -- if there is fun in playing golf!!!
On another note -- my new friend Bill (who also has younger on-set Alzhiemer's) and lives nearby read my post about the walking stick earlier this week and he made me one! I haven't gotten it yet, but I'm excited about getting it.