Video Greeting from Eastside Ellen

Just a quick heavily accented video greeting for you… THANKS FOR VISITING MY SITE.

Video – Eastside Ellen Speaks About Life with Foreign Accent Syndrome.

 

I hope you will continue to pray for productive research in regard to striving to understand what causes Foreign Accent Syndrome and how it may be treated.A speech related Bible quote for you:  “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” —1 John 3:18/NIV

 


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4 Responses to “Video Greeting from Eastside Ellen”

  1. Fran says:

    Hello Ellen, I heard about your story on Snap Judgement Radio Program. I have heard of your condition before and thought I would write you.

    I think you had a stroke. The stroke injured the left side of your brain (know for speech) leaving you with a speech impediment. However it left the right side of your brain (known for music).

    This means that if you try music speech therapy you might get your original voice back. Here are some articles and videos of stroke patients who had speech impediments after their stroke, but got their voice back through music therapy.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2011/12/26/144152193/singing-therapy-helps-stroke-patients-speak-again

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2129383963001

    The reason I think this, is because you had the symptoms of a stroke, you can sing, but you have trouble speaking. All of this points to a stroke and there are many people like you who have been diagnosed with a stroke.

    STROKE SYMPTOMS:
    Severe headache that comes on for no known reason
    Numbness or weakness in your face, arm, or leg, especially on one side
    Confusion or trouble understanding other people
    Trouble speaking
    Trouble seeing with one or both eyes
    Trouble walking or staying balanced or coordinated
    Dizziness

    STROKE OUTCOMES:
    Difficulty Speaking
    Numbness of the face, arm, or leg
    Trouble Seeing
    Headaches
    Trouble walking

    Lastly, it is important you are careful not to get another stroke. Strokes can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, drinking, overweight, blood disorders, and medication like birth control.

    I hope this is helpful.

    Warm Regards,
    Fran

    • ellen5e says:

      Thank you for taking the time to comment and for sharing information. Although the CT and regular MRI indicated that there was no stroke, I agree with you. I have had past concussions and believe neuro vascular damage was done previously that left me with migraines.
      The sudden numbness on face before the episode left me certain it was neurological even though scans done didn’t show it. This is why I very much would like to have an fMRI or water distensor imaging that shows the actual brain function to show the dysfunction. I’m thankful for your imput and always welcome such kind help.

    • ellen5e says:

      Thanks Fran. I thank you for taking the time and effort to communicate stroke symptoms of which I am aware. Although there is no visible damage to the brain seen on the scans taken so far (so not a true stroke,) the issues of more microscopic TIA or nerve damage are also probabilities. Whether a damaged nerve from previous concussions finally broke, or nerve synapse or conductivity changed, or a tiny blood flow restriction…God only knows. But yes, I have pointed out the right/left brain primary functions as I use speech to singing to middle technique to be able to speak in my original voice for a bit. That is the entire focus of this video. I essentially AM using music speech therapy every time I do this or sing. :). Thanks again for sharingbyour confirmation. God bless you!

  2. Amanda Quaid says:

    Dear Ellen,

    I’m very grateful for your thoughtful posts, and I’ve learned a lot reading about your journey. I’d like to get in touch with you for a documentary I’m in the process of researching. What’s the best way to be in touch and send you more information?

    Thanks very much,
    Amanda

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