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  1. Thank you all for your kind, caring, helpful messages. Your support is helpful and pleasant. I will look forward to better days.
  2. Before my stroke I was strong and smart and had a great career and a lot of skills and felt like I could do just about anything. Now my wife takes care of me for the most part. I don't like that feeling. I don't wanna be a burden. I've heard the 'you'd do the same thing for her', but I don't like, and don't want to be in this position. Obviously I don't have any options here.
  3. Lisa, Thanks for your message. You make some valid and helpful points.
  4. Yes. I have been for decades. Yes. I saw one in the 'Big City' a number of times. She concluded that there was nothing she could do for me. My family would be no help for me. They are very unhealthy and I do not interact with them. I wrote a long story about them and my life in general on the now defunct Experience Project Web site if you are really bored, have a bunch of free time on your hands and care to read it. Let me know.
  5. Thanks to you both. Today I was resting and I could 'feel/sence that a part of 'me' was gone. I had a mental image of myseft which was slightly transparent. Part of me was no longer there. I saw that if/once (it will one day) that image went all the way transparent, I would be gone. I am getting slower and I feel weaker every day. I get less and less accomplished every day.
  6. There are so many questions - so many differences. I am told that I am still mourning 2 years after my stroke. The stroke was a big one. My wife was going crazy in the hospital listening to me babble incoherently every day, watching me try to eat mashed potatoes with my fingers instead of using utensils. My memories returned after the first week when they transferred me to the 'stroke hospital' to continue my recovery. I was in a double room with a young man who babbled incoherently to his girlfriend on his cell phone all night long with the light on, while she told him things I doubted he could understand and she repeatedly told him that she could not understand the gibberish he 'spoke' into the phone. I sit home alone most of the day, most days, unable to drive, mostly blind. I live in a rural area with no Uber service and a 3.5 mile walk to the end of the road. I used to be able to do lots of things very well. I can't any more. I do things that used to be effortless then look at what I have done and see how messed up it is. I have no family and not friends in the state where I live. The quality of my life is not very good, to say the least.
  7. Three septuagenarian lady-friends were out for their monthly trip to the cinema. After the movie, while walking back to their cars a man jumped out in from from a dark alley. Facing the ladies, he threw open his overcoat to reveal his naked body flashing the ladies. The first lady immediately had a stroke. The second lady also had a stroke. The third lady didn't touch him.
  8. My vision was affected in my stroke and I have a real hard time reading. I can get through it, but the process is extremely slow and tiring. I would like to be able to join in live chats and things here but it is just not worthwhile with my reading difficulties. I was wondering if there was any software that could interface with any PC software, such as this site on a Web browser and read what has been written real-time. If you know of anything please let me know. There must be SOMETHING, I have known totally blind people om Web sites who somehow managed to use them. Thanks for reading.
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