The Guadian published a fascinating memoir from Tom Lubbock, who describes living with a glioblastoma multiforme, an extremely rare brain cancer in his left temporal lobe–near the area of the brain responsible for speech and language.
An art critic, Lubbock made his living by writing:
On the one hand, the fear of losing language is consuming me. And I can’t imagine how it will go. On the other, the impetus at the start is not to fear but, rather, to be taken up by the strangeness and wonder of it and examine all the new things it brings.