Like "Actually it has helped. Sometimes having an outside opinion helps to spark an idea of a direction to head. Sorry about the stuttering - did you do speech therapy? I can relate - I've met several stroke survivors with my speech issue - we sound shortbus special. It's frustrating to lose your ability to be taken seriously as an adult when "r" s are missing. Everyday I struggle with simple tasks like tying my shoes, dressing, showering, cooking. I test by pricking my affected hand - it's numb from the strokes. Adults can be cruel when they don't bother to ask. Kids ask "why do you talk slow?" or "why do you wear sweat pants everyday?""