Doing Taxes Becomes Hell for Stroke Victims With Aphasia

My brain became a whirlpool of words and numbers which I began to chase online


© B. Radisavljevic

The past week has been a nightmare for one with aphasia. Tax season is upon us again! I must file sales tax again. Since my stroke nearly a year ago, I have forgotten how to count beyond three. I can read for leisure but not the tax form directions. I could not calculate. Add the state of California bureaucrats to the mix and you can see why I began to panic.

When I began to read the directions, they whirled around my head. My brain froze.

I don’t mind paying my fair share of taxes. Just don’t know why it's so difficult to fill the form out online. I know that it is. This is why its like hell for one with aphasia



Barbara Radisavljevic

Christian, bereaved adoptive mom, blogger, amateur nature photographer, voracious reader. Married 57 years. Central Coast of California.