Biggest problem? SPEAKING! I have severe aphasia and apraxia. The communication center of my brain was affected by my stroke. So, speaking, reading & writing are very difficult. It does not effect intelligence but people don’t understand that. Most people treat me differently since my stroke and that is very frustrating. I have lost my independence. I can’t drive and that makes me sad. I am walking with the help of a brace and my right hand isn’t working the way I want it to but most of all I miss talking with my friends and family!