Apocalypse / Wellcome Images My stroke took away my organization for awhile. Before, I wasn't anal neat, but I had basic tidiness skills. After my stroke I lost things and threw papers into my bag where they would get all tattered up. I had to train myself to be organized again, such as, "Put papers in a folder!" Now I'm back to my reasonably organized self. But it is odd when aspects of your personality change on a dime. Do you have differences? Would you change them?