My 2 days in Emergency were my first experience with the excellent nursing and medical staff at St Vincent’s. It became apparent that the left hand side of my brain had “imploded” in certain areas, which meant communication with my right hand side had been completely cut off.
I had lost use of my right hand side – there was no movement in my right leg or hand and the right hand side of my face was affected along with my speech. Luckily, unlike some others that I met during my journey at St Vincent’s, the intellectual part of my brain which directs my voice was subject to a bit of fuzziness and the voice is still subject to a little bit of need for speech therapy, I at least retained the capacity to think and speak my mind.
Fortunately the effects to my face and voice were the first areas to improve and my very slurred speech improved quickly with speech therapy.
I had spent 2 days in emergency and it was time to get transferred to the Acute Ward in 10 East.
To be continued….