Anyone have any insight?
For as long as I can remember, I have forgotten words. Even simple words such as chair or lightbulb. I am also horrible at remembering new words. My vocabulary is very small, especially considering that I am a university graduate. I also forget people's names, even my brother's name. I also use words such as it, them or that when I am speaking about objects. The problem is, no one knows what I am talking about because I didn't name the object.
I have no problem with written language however. I have acquired many English awards in highschool, and learned to read at a young age. While my writing is quite messy, my printing skills are average.
I had problems taking notes in university. Most of my notes were full of half completed sentences. Also, when I take notes, I miss everything the professor said while I wrote the sentence.
I can be listening to someone speak, but not understand what they are saying. I often say "Pardon?" when they are done speaking, and then figure out what they had originally said right afterwards. I cannot follow long conversations. This really bothers my husband because I either interrupt him to say something before I forget or I answer with a single word to his conversation.
I have difficulty watching television and often need to have subtitles on. In movie theatres, I have to plug my ears in order to hear the movie (sounds weird, I know). I cannot hear people speaking if there is background noise. I try to speak above background noise, but am accused of yelling by my husband.
I have no sense of direction. I also cannot follow directions easily. They need to be written out for me or else I forget.
Though it has not gotten worse as I have aged, I am quite embarrassed by how I speak. I have a hard time keeping my end of the conversation, so I generally try not to speak with people who don't know me. I recently moved to another country (from Ontario, Canada to California), and I am having difficulty with lonliness. I am hoping to figure out what my problem might be so that I can try to fix the problem, or at least understand it better.
If anyone has any insights, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
Last edited by Jeanne211; 11-22-2006 at 12:05 PM.