Re: Talks Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight
What a facinating insightful lady.........
Before my SAH I had studied asperger syndrome (an autistic disorder my son has) and after SAH I experienced what felt like a lot of the problems he would have experienced with light/sound/touch/and even moods......... I was able to relate my experiences to the two sides of the brain not communicating in their usual proper way and it was strange to actually understand my son's life exeriences even more. I was also aware at the time that other people wouldn't relate their experiences with the brain in the same way I was, I felt I was relating my experiences to the understanding I had learnt about the brain and autistic tendencies. She had a lot of previous awareness of brain problem schizophrenia so I'm sure this is why she could relate her experiences so deeply and differently to others who may for the first time ever become aware of any of them.
My SAH was on the right hand side and I lost feeling and movement on the left, and I felt more physical effects altered, my 2nd craniotomy was on the left hand side and I lost language, recognition, taste and smell, and knowingness, it felt a more mental effect than physical. Thank goodness both sides have repaired themselves as much as I could possible hope but this has taken a very long time!
SAH/mini stroke Clipped July 2003, 2nd Aneurysm clipped Nov 2004