Stroke Survivor - male
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About banjo

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  • Birthday 05/22/1953

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  1. the only problem with a tablet hard to read outside with the sun's glare.
  2. right now left, my writing with my left is child like. fortunately everything i do these days is keyboard based, thanks Mr Gates
  3. 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)
  4. that drug did not stop me from having a brain stem stroke.
  5. i re took up reading to overcome boredom.
  6. the rain hit Sydney notwithstanding Cyclone Debbie hit land over a 1,000 miles away.
  7. get a new rack if there are too many on the current rack, simple.
  8. i would prefer no daylight saving as i wake up at 5.30am and it is still dark.
  9. in domestic Australia Qantas will give a 50% discount, but none for international
  10. 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.
  11. has anyone travelled on an aircraft with an electric wheelchair? any tips?
  12. 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.
  13. fortunately NDIS is not means tested, income does not a prohibit anyone from qualifying.
  14. 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.
  15. Happy Birthday banjo!