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Does anyone else find their ability to spell is completely messed up?

Discussion in 'Cognition' started by hixxy, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1

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    With the ME I used to have all my spelling all scew up but it dont tend to manifest in that way for me any more but rather does that huge word substituation thing.

    Words which have no meaning to the one my brain is thinking to write.. and often not even alike it in looks appear a lot in my typing (hence all the edits.. Im editing due to whole word mistakes not spelling mistakes)

    I dont get it now but I also went throu a long stage where my I'd always be finding the OPPOSITE words typed to the ones Im trying to type. eg "her" instead of "him".. "you" instead of "me" "up" instead of "down" " etc I went throu a huge issue with that opposite word problems..
    lol you cant be.. I am the edit king :p .
    I often have to edit my posts a crazy number of times, I think most of my posts are edited.

    My hand writing is so screwed. I cant write by hand much at all and end up having to do bigger letters as I go my hand struggles to keep coordinated and struggles not to start shaking on me. Large writing is easier for me then try to write normal size. Before ME I had very nice hand writing.

    edit.. I also have an issue with extra words appearing which arent meant to be there. That is why this post has been edited

    second edit. Now Im finding words completely missing in another place. That is the other issue ME I have.. words mid sentence missing.
    Before ME my typing was very good. (I used to be able to accurately type at 67 words per minute)
     
  2. hurtingallthetimet

    hurtingallthetimet Senior Member

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    yes ive even appoligized in post before because i know sometimes what i write must be hard for others to sometiems read..

    i use to be a great typer fast and spelled good, when i did misspell i could quickly and easily correct it and i was able to use proper format..

    it is embarassing how bad its gotten i forgot words to say at times also...i think it has to do with alot of things my memory the fog and stiff painful fingers and hands
     
  3. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    What, you can be fined for not voting? Never heard of such a thing!

    GG
     
  4. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1

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    Yes it sucks.. in Australia we are forced to vote.. even if we think the polititians are lying idiots.

    Ive been fined before too for forgetting to vote.. I tried to refuse to pay the fine but then got a letter saying if I didnt pay it, they'd take away my car licence.. so I was forced to pay it!!!

    (I'd wanted not to pay it as I was hoping then they'd take me court to try to make me.. where I would of brought in my memory issues as a reason along with my religious beliefs, which should make me not have to vote if I dont want to.
    If they had been going to take it to court I may of got a permanent excemption for not voting.. its lousy to threaten people with taken car licence away instead).
     
  5. Wally

    Wally Senior Member

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    Yes. Writing has become very difficult (word mix-ups, run-on sentences, grammar mistakes, memory lapses, writing/typing at a snails pace, bone crunching fatigue for trying so hard to communicate, overall inarticulate expression of thoughts/ideas/questions that are swirling around in my brain). Oral communication is easier for me, but some of the same problems do crop up and it is much more difficult to push the "preview" button or hurry to press the "edit" button before anyone notices. :Retro redface:

    I use to be a lawyer, so it is painful to see the decline in skills that once came so naturally. I have talked to other people with this illness who were in the same profession and their writing skills are still pretty sharp. I guess it just depends on where the damage/inflammation has decided to play "Marco Polo" in our bodies. Perhaps we could design a symbol that would stand as an automatic apology for the variety of mistakes that may appear in our postings. :D
     
  6. Googsta

    Googsta Doing Well

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    Hixxy, I wouldn't over tax yourself worrying about spelling errors here, everyone understands :D.

    I was a superb speller, my handwriting always received compliments & I remembered everyone's telephone number.
    Now I can't remember my own telephone number.

    I read the same info again & again but it just won't absorb, the more I try to rush problem solving the worse I become.
    I forget my left & my right alot, it's not unusual for me to have my wedding ring on the wrong hand.

    There's alot more I forget but I won't get sidetracked, let's just say it makes life interesting.....& I provide a never ending supply of comic releif to my husband :p
     
  7. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    I can usually spell! Sometimes I get worse, usually when I'm so tired I cannot speak a sentence well.
     
  8. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    I'm just like you heaps those i and e words and the ous type words give me a fit. Thank goodness for spell check while I have am making an attempt to wean off of it a little bit. I try to read something in a book or a magazine everyday in hopes that it will not deteriorate any more. Then if I do know how to spell the word, I'll hit the wrong key on the keyboard. I'm going to get one of those keyboards on TV that has great big yellow keys and the letters that are the same size as the key!!
     
  9. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    This happens to me with the gas pedal and brake, I panic for a second but it's usually OK to tap one lightly and get your answer. I get confused with left and right a lot and some other things that are more like your example.

    LOL thanks for the laugh.
     
  10. RustyJ

    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    I before E, except after C, lol.
     
  11. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    But who can remember the rest of the rules! (I remember the other sentence we were taught.)
     
  12. Adster

    Adster Senior Member

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    Except after C, OR if it makes the sound "a" ;-) I just lernded that.

     
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    SOC Senior Member

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    Do you find words inexplicably transforming themselves when you type?
    an --> and
    than --> that
    they --> the
    is --> it

    I must need a new keyboard. :angel:
     
  14. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    And then there are the wEIrd words!
     
  15. RustyJ

    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    C is silent.

    Well that's weird; that's the first time I have consciously realised there were exceptions to that rule, and I was a publisher.
     

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