After a while like this of course I am different. Only the first year was spent lying down and blinking my left eye. I gradually got upright and had an electric wheel chair my third year. By then I could say most words, but forget the letter 'R'. I didn't pronounce my 'R's until well out of the hospital.
I still do a lot of that kind of thinking. I will talk a lot to people in my head. It's easier for me. I don't have to take a breath every few words anymore. I probably did that kind of thinking more back then. I still think of what I want to say faster. Right now, though, people understand talking. I have to talk to be understood.
* A friend watched that movie with me It was too real.