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About Deigh

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  • Birthday 10/31/1929

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  1. Brilliant idea, I Welcome him to the inventor's club! Deigh
  2. Deigh

    I understand your comments about your leg. Mine is the right leg and I'm in my fourth year as a survivor. My affliction is not as serious as yours but I have to take care all the time, running is out of the question and my clumsiness has resulted in some near misses with accidents. I can climb up and down stairs now with aplomb (but not ease!). Regards Deigh
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    Scott, Now try your hand at saying frivolity! Deigh
  4. After surgery the anasthesiologist told me after being out for six hours I would see some reappearance of my stroke deficits. I think that it is fascinating that the anaesthesiologist recognised this factor. I applaud him for warning you. Deigh
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    I'm still struggling to improve my speech. I've nearly beaten the inability to say the word RURAL. Last week in conversation with my wife about her sketching I suggested that she was not frivolous enough. To my surprise I found the word FRIVOLOUS even more difficult to say than RURAL. This word has now been added to my daily list of exercises. Deigh
  6. One of the greatest assets of this forum is that it puts you instantly in contact with fellow survivors and you can have conversations with people who have experienced the same problems you are facing. Overcoming the many problems an attack by the Dragon can take time but we will all have experienced them. Good luck with your recovery. Deigh
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    Twice a week we have a lotto draw in New Zealand. I have been doing it regularly for seventeen years and I have a winning set of numbers. Well, I know it's a winning set but it hasn't come up yet. Perhaps on Saturday! Many of us regulars have our own numbers which we keep religiously. Others get theirs by a 'lucky dip' system. If you keep your own it is best to choose numbers that rarely come up but some people have other ideas. Usually the $1,000,000 is won by one person, sometimes two and occasionally three. Last week the numbers were 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 36. Obviously a lot of people thought that choosing uneven numbers would by very lucky. They were right, 40 people won the top draw and divided a million between them. Deigh
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    Thanks for that reply Keli, I understand now what is going on. Good luck with your new assignment. Deigh
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    Keli, I'm fascinated by what you have reported but am quite in the dark about your move. Have I missed out on earlier messages? Deigh
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    What is this device you are discussing. I've never heard of it? Deigh
  11. I have put a few messages on this forum about something I read in another forum and is parallel to a problem of mine. I keep getting flashes of bad things that have happened to me in the past. Someone cheating me, embarrassing situations, being put in place by a superior, all sorts of things, some of them quite minor, but they are not easy to get rid of and at times I've got quite upset and angry over them. It sounds as though you could be having similar flashbacks! Deigh
  12. I have dreamed regularly since about four years old. Anything from mildly pleasant ones (pretty rare) to super nightmares which can take some recovery from. Sometimes I've dreamt about situations that were so real that it took most of the following day before I recognised them as being a dream and fully believed they actually happened. Over a period of a few months once I found out how to fly in my dreams and that made things a lot more comfortable. I don't fly nowadays but two things are really interesting. One is that I still smoke and get annoyed that I will have to give it up again. The second thing is that I don't recognise my stroke and behave exactly as I did unhandicapped! If I could take a pill to stop me dreaming I'd be very pleased to take it! Deigh
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    Yes, but the titles shown here are not the same as the ones I have listened to and I'm not keen to spend good money on something that I'm not sure about. If only I could listen to the Amazon ones I'd probably find something suitable but this isn't possible. I don't want to get one that is going to include sounds like rivers running or I'll be up all night dashing to the bathroom! Deigh
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    No, we don't have stores like that here. There are probably equivalent ones somewhere but I live virtually in the country and the thought of driving to Auckland to shop fills me with horror! I have no objection to buying on line but I can't find that particular title anywhere on Amazon. Just had a try at downloading it and it was a disaster, I can't guarantee internet connection long enough. Deigh
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    Yes, I can probably do this but the problem here locally is the internet. It is very unreliable and often slow and clumsy. I try to avoid serious downloading for this reason. Hey, do you still have local music stores? They have all closed down over here. Even the rental DVD places have gone! Musical instrument shops still exist but in the last few years half of them have closed. Deigh