Hi Linda, please see my note in general anesthesia topic on an exercise to help build/rebuild neural pathways. My ataxia also occurred as a result of surgery. Anesthesia is simply not our friend. It's not too late for renewal in your brain. At the caution of offending you, may I recommend worship music...also, as a believer I've clinically seen calming effects from simply repeating within my mind, "Lord, have mercy."--I did this during a functional neurological mapping of my brain for six minutes. The doc was startled to see all areas of my brain calmed down! That's given me deep hope as I had been going through a time of not even comprehending what I was reading...I hid it well for a year and a half from my friends.
Be encouraged. You have come to a forum where folks listen and care. JD