I was listening to NPR yesterday and they were interviewing a man that fell into a pool, got knocked out, and woke from his concussion a musical savant, having never played the piano in his life. He said he can’t even read music, his brain just tells his fingers where they should go on the piano.
Well, another piece of life that so isn’t fair. Christ almighty I wish that something like that happened to me after my brain injury. What the hell? All I got physically was a hole in my skull, a body full of muscles that don’t work right, a voice that was barely there for a few years, a dominant hand that shook to high heaven every time I tried to use it and took away my ability to write or hold a damn glass of water. Oh, I also can’t run anymore, and could not walk well at all for the first few years. Oh also, I had terrible PBA and couldn’t participate in a conversation. And, twice a month I get TERRIBLE migraines that last for 3 days at a time and make me vomit. Oh, and I want to sleep life away. Oh, and nobody around me understood a damn thing or tried to understand. Oh, and everything makes me dizzy. I could say “Oh, and….” about 50 more times.
Boy, would I have loved to wake up with some inexplicable, incredible talent. I read about a woman once that woke up after a stroke with the ability to speak another language. That one would be cool, I wish I woke up being able to speak like 5 different languages.
Did anything like that happen to anyone?
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