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I have two grown daughters who have always had a problem picking a gift for my Birthday or Christmas.  My stroke has solved that problem.  I have told both daughters that what I need and want is help in the digital device area.  I was previously pretty good at working my way through instructions for hardware or software.  Post stroke I find the procedures and or instructions very complex and confusing.  So now when I get hung up on a problem, I can just "dial a daughter" and get all the tech help I need.  Think now I will extend this process to my grandkids then no-one will have to worry about shopping - just wait for a call from me.  

I keep finding stroke related problems, it's good to put something on the plus side.

Stroke, the gift that keeps on giving!!!

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What a great idea!  My kids do it unsolicited:  "Dad, just give it to me.  You are hopeless with this stuff".  After 40-odd years in electronics, IT and large networks.  Sigh,

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Paul,

I'm amazed, reading your item and info on a lot of other threads, how many really highly placed computer and programming people are in this stroke group.  When I got involved with "computers", they were just hard wired sorters with punched paper input.   I have been retired so long that I'm rusty on everything digital.  Can't imagine how frustrating it must be for those of you who are staying involved in the industry; but, are working under the extra stroke related issues.  You have my greatest admiration.

James

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1 hour ago, jwalt said:

Paul,

I'm amazed, reading your item and info on a lot of other threads, how many really highly placed computer and programming people are in this stroke group.  When I got involved with "computers", they were just hard wired sorters with punched paper input.   I have been retired so long that I'm rusty on everything digital.  Can't imagine how frustrating it must be for those of you who are staying involved in the industry; but, are working under the extra stroke related issues.  You have my greatest admiration.

James

not when you got 2 uni age kids, they request the latest technology

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Technology. I'm not too bad. 

But the truth is, as long as I can listen to my music and play Simpson's tapped out, I'm good to. 

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On 9/19/2019 at 2:27 AM, GreenQueen said:

Technology. I'm not too bad. 

But the truth is, as long as I can listen to my music and play Simpson's tapped out, I'm good to. 

Yes wonderful music and I will listen to all types too70346100_10215770868686483_7216403964839854080_o.jpg.

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I think I will share that quote Willis

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1 hour ago, Madade said:

I think I will share that quote Willis

You can hear the music too.It is a blessing.

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everyone can hear the music if they take the time to listen.

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I usually hear the music but I dance either way!  🎼   

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8 hours ago, jwalt said:

I usually hear the music but I dance either way!  🎼   

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8 hours ago, jwalt said:

I usually hear the music but I dance either way!  🎼   

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On 9/17/2019 at 4:18 PM, jwalt said:

I have two grown daughters who have always had a problem picking a gift for my Birthday or Christmas.  My stroke has solved that problem.  I have told both daughters that what I need and want is help in the digital device area.  I was previously pretty good at working my way through instructions for hardware or software.  Post stroke I find the procedures and or instructions very complex and confusing.  So now when I get hung up on a problem, I can just "dial a daughter" and get all the tech help I need.  Think now I will extend this process to my grandkids then no-one will have to worry about shopping - just wait for a call from me.  

I keep finding stroke related problems, it's good to put something on the plus side.

Stroke, the gift that keeps on giving!!!

James, I could only wish that I had those kind of connections, you're a very lucky man, stroke aside. Since I haven't any problem type solving resources I have to wade my way through answers and advice on the internet. Ie; I made the mistake and downloaded some stuff from a source of info for a subject I was in need of help. Unfortunately along with the pdf I downloaded, it was filled with several bloatware files. I do have Maleware software but there were still some program files that I couldn't get at so I needed to find a source that would give me instructions to manually remove those files one at a time...time total= 3hrs. I even had to take a break away from the computer and regroup before completing the process. 

 

The stroke these days does add exponentially to the confusion and frustration. In the end though I fixed the problem. I'm sure it's not the last time anything like that will happen. I can only wish my cat could give me some direction, as he's the only one around in my household most of my days. He's definitely a good listener though!

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So frustrating but you did it! And yes the cat as therapist. I have one like that.

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On 9/17/2019 at 4:18 PM, jwalt said:

I have two grown daughters who have always had a problem picking a gift for my Birthday or Christmas.  My stroke has solved that problem.  I have told both daughters that what I need and want is help in the digital device area.  I was previously pretty good at working my way through instructions for hardware or software.  Post stroke I find the procedures and or instructions very complex and confusing.  So now when I get hung up on a problem, I can just "dial a daughter" and get all the tech help I need.  Think now I will extend this process to my grandkids then no-one will have to worry about shopping - just wait for a call from me.  

I keep finding stroke related problems, it's good to put something on the plus side.

Stroke, the gift that keeps on giving!!!

Great idea! This is the 1st time I have seen anyone talk about following an instruction manual. That has been a tough one here too. It's getting a little more doable but still challenges this damaged brain.

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10 hours ago, heathber said:

So frustrating but you did it! And yes the cat as therapist. I have one like that.

Heather, the Fuzz has great ears for listening but his attention span leaves a lot to be desired...Bless his heart.

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I have to be honest when I say I play music...

I do love lots of different music.

Fall Out Boy concert last year was awesome, as was Twenty One Pilots this year.

Years ago, went to Slim Dusty the absolute legend. 

Loved the choral symphony Beethoven's ninth at Melbourne Symphony Hall years ago...

My all time favourite, all I listen to these days, is James Blunt. 

Yep.

Love it.

His music saved me when This happened. 

Saw him in Perth last year.

Night of My Life. 

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On 10/2/2019 at 8:11 AM, GreenQueen said:

I have to be honest when I say I play music...

I do love lots of different music.

Fall Out Boy concert last year was awesome, as was Twenty One Pilots this year.

Years ago, went to Slim Dusty the absolute legend. 

Loved the choral symphony Beethoven's ninth at Melbourne Symphony Hall years ago...

My all time favourite, all I listen to these days, is James Blunt. 

Yep.

Love it.

His music saved me when This happened. 

Saw him in Perth last year.

Night of My Life. 

Yes music, music, music! A true inspiration! It is very unusual if you are in our home and there isn't some jazz or classical or something else playing loud or just in the back ground. I seriously don't know how I would get by without it.

 

 

 

 

i

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Exactly Willis!

It's a great companion.

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It is so great to find others who use music as therapy.  I often find myself relieving stress by just chilling out with my old stereo playing.  I also find it helpful when I get confused and frustrated about something.  The music seems to help me organize my thoughts and move away from chaos.  Before my stroke, I chose the type of music based on my mood at the time - everything from country/western to classical - but now it doesn't seem to matter.  All types are helpful for my muddled mind.  Again, so good to know. that I am not alone in this world!!!  

James

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