I’m a really weird, ridiculous person and I say a lot of weird things. I was like this before the stroke. However, after the stroke – man did I say some weird shit. Not just the normal very weird things that I say and I’m not talking about inappropriateness. Irrational, inappropriate responses will be rampant and severe after a brain injury. No, I’m talking about saying weird, weird things that have absolutely no relevance and make absolutely no sense to the conversation at hand. It rarely, rarely happens anymore but I was at a wedding yesterday and it happened. The person I was with did not notice anything at all but I sure did. I said “thank you” to someone and I had absolutely no reason to thank this person for anything. Ok, writing that out it seems like nothing but for the first year to year and a half after the stroke – oh my God. I remember this once, it was probably about a year post-stroke and someone came to the front door selling something. I decided to be all independent and answer the door. This person obviously had no clue anything was wrong with me and gave his spiel about whatever he was selling. I couldn’t respond. I’m not saying that I couldn’t speak, I could, I mean I could not respond. I couldn’t figure out in my head what to say so I said “I’m not cut out for this” and he looked at me very confused and I closed the door. What I said to that poor guy made ABSOLUTELY no sense. I can laugh about this now but back then oh man. That stuff used to devastate me. If you say really weird things or your loved one says really weird things, chill out. It’s ok, it’s normal, it happens, it stops.