banjo

Stroke Survivor - male
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About banjo

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 05/22/1953

Contact Methods

  • MSN
    tayug@hotmail.com
  • Yahoo
    hochung_99@yahoo.com
  • Skype
    banjo_tayug

Shared Information

  • Stroke Anniversary (first stroke)
    06-05-2013
  • How did you find us?
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Registration Information

  • First Name
    andrew
  • State
    NSW
  • Country
    Australia

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  1. right now left, my writing with my left is child like. fortunately everything i do these days is keyboard based, thanks Mr Gates
  2. mu wife can understand about 80% of what i say, my doctors about 50% and a stranger about 30% only. my mother-in-law zero, as English is not her language (a benefit)
  3. that drug did not stop me from having a brain stem stroke.
  4. i re took up reading to overcome boredom.
  5. the rain hit Sydney notwithstanding Cyclone Debbie hit land over a 1,000 miles away.
  6. get a new rack if there are too many on the current rack, simple.
  7. i would prefer no daylight saving as i wake up at 5.30am and it is still dark.
  8. in domestic Australia Qantas will give a 50% discount, but none for international
  9. i found for important things, to stop the wife 2nd guessing what i am thinking, is to type my thoughts in a blank word document and let her read as i type.
  10. has anyone travelled on an aircraft with an electric wheelchair? any tips?
  11. After I had my stroke I found actual books hard to read because of the size of the text. I bought a Kobo which has enabled to me to get a larger font, now I read eBooks all the time.
  12. fortunately NDIS is not means tested, income does not a prohibit anyone from qualifying.
  13. Because of my stroke in May 2013 I am now classed as disabled. I was getting a grant from the NSW state government. I came under the NDIS, a federal government scheme with effect 1 July 2016, but it took to the 23 September to get my plan in place. I am self-managing. All can be done on-line. Under the plan it covers the physio sessions attend, the service provider I use, the cost of my carer, all continence products, the gardener & pool cleaner and the cost of repairs to my wheelchair etc. In about 5 years NDIS will cover the cost of a new wheelchair. If any board members in Australia need any guidance on the NDIS I am happy to provide.
  14. are doctors generally aware of this type of pain?
  15. does anybody find the leg pain goes away when you lie down or raise the leg?