• Words from the wise

    Non-sensical Words that Make Sense “I don't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.”~ Holden Caulfield, from "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger


    Turning Tragedy Into Humor

    When your mind says one word, but your mouth says another

    As a Stroke Survivor have you ever had one word in your head, but them a completely different word comes out of your mouth? If so, this site is dedicated to you!


    Whether you have aphasia or apraxia, or both, or any other speech difficulty as a result of your stroke, I know you can relate. So in the spirit of celebrating our new "super-power" of creating fantastic new words, let's spread a little joy and humor to the world, by turning a very tragic event in our lives, into humor.




    So, if you struggle with this too (apraxia and/or aphasia), and find yourself making up all sorts of 'fascinating' words, I'd love to hear

    some of your Stroktionary words. Submit your own and I'll feature it on this site! (Note: Your Stroktionary word will not be published without your permission. I will contact you personally.)


    Unbelievably True Statistics

    1st Leading Cause of Serious, Long-Term Disability in the US

    Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke.

    15M People per Year Worldwide

    According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people suffer stroke worldwide each year.

    3rd Leading Cause of Death in the US

    More than 140,000 people die each year from stroke in the United States.

    5M People Die per Year Worldwide

    According to the World Health Organization, 5 million people die from stroke worldwide each year.

    Every 40 Seconds

    On average, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds.

    5M People Permanently Disabled

    According to the World Health Organization, 5 million people are permanently disabled from stroke worldwide each year.

    1 in 4

    According to the World Health Organization, 5 million people are permanently disabled from stroke worldwide each year.


    Stroke Survivor & Recovery Advocate

    Robby Stuckey, Stroktionary, Stroke, Stroke Survivor, Stroke Awareness

    Robby Stuckey - Founder & Curator


    April 27, 2015 — A day that started out like any other, would end being one of the most defining moments in my life.


    I was working out, jumping rope at the gym, and then it hit me, like a locomotive... A splitting headache gave way to disorientation and ultimately complete disassociation between my mind and body. Little did I know, I was having a hemorrhagic stroke. A blood vessel in my brain had ruptured and was leaking blood into the 'hard drive' of my body.


    Two weeks later, I discovered what happened to me, a result of chronic hypertension (high blood pressure), and not knowing I had it. As many of my fellow stroke survivors know, I began the long journey of learning how to walk, talk, and live again.


    As tragic as this was for me, and my whole family, friends included, humor has been essential to my recovery. As a stroke survivor, and OCD as I am, I was constantly frustrated when I saw one word in in my head, but a random combination of multiple words came out of my mouth. I realized that I needed to change, or I would counteract my efforts of my recovery.


    One day, early into my speech therapy, I had an epiphany. I realized that even though I wasn't saying exactly what I wanted to say, my family and friends still understood me. It was at the exact moment that my whole attitude changed. I stopped being frustrated about my inabilities, and focused on my new found 'super-power'. I had the ability to develop my own, humorous language, and so it was, that Stroktionary was born!

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