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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7380 on: December 04, 2018, 11:05:22 AM »
Enough politics, good to see that Karl is displaying something of his trademark sense of humor on Facebook. Let's hope it keeps coming.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7381 on: December 04, 2018, 11:07:53 AM »
Enough politics, good to see that Karl is displaying something of his trademark sense of humor on Facebook. Let's hope it keeps coming.
Totally agree.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters: Update 9:40 P.M. Dec. 4th
« Reply #7382 on: December 04, 2018, 06:44:33 PM »
The fund-raising has hit $3,643 from fewer than 50 donors.

See:

https://www.facebook.com/donate/2112921185397622/10210555485722495/

That is all!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters: A Small Update 10:05 A.M. Dec. 5th
« Reply #7383 on: December 05, 2018, 07:09:09 AM »
Karl himself wrote me two little sentences this morning!  "Just a hello" was one of them.

So that was a small piece of hope!  0:)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters: A Small Update 10:05 A.M. Dec. 5th
« Reply #7384 on: December 05, 2018, 09:17:32 AM »
Karl himself wrote me two little sentences this morning!  "Just a hello" was one of them.

So that was a small piece of hope!  0:)

'Splendid' as Karl himself would say.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters: Update from Karl 12:30 P.M. Dec. 5th
« Reply #7385 on: December 05, 2018, 09:37:03 AM »
Karl sent me a longer note later this morning:

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Here at the rehab hospital periodically they play the theme from Rocky and it means that a patient has been discharged. So it's funny because although it's a while since I've seen the movie I recall that Burgess Meredith was the coach and hearing the theme to Rocky just makes me think of The Twilight Zone


I am assuming that Karl typed this himself, which, if so, might show perhaps that his facility in typing with one hand is improving...or simply that he spent a long time composing it.

In either case, again a very hopeful sign!  0:)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters: Update 4:10 P.M. Dec. 5th
« Reply #7386 on: December 05, 2018, 01:11:45 PM »

Karl sent me a longer note later this morning:

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Here at the rehab hospital periodically they play the theme from Rocky and it means that a patient has been discharged. So it's funny because although it's a while since I've seen the movie I recall that Burgess Meredith was the coach and hearing the theme to Rocky just makes me think of The Twilight Zone

I am assuming that Karl typed this himself, which, if so, might show perhaps that his facility in typing with one hand is improving...or simply that he spent a long time composing it.

In either case, again a very hopeful sign!  0:)

The fund-raising effort for Karl has broken $4,000!  It's a start!

I have not yet been accepted as a member at that "other" classical music site    ;)  , where Karl is a member!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters: Update 4:10 P.M. Dec. 5th
« Reply #7387 on: December 05, 2018, 01:23:53 PM »

I have not yet been accepted as a member at that "other" classical music site    ;)  , where Karl is a member!

I was a member of CMG many years ago but have not visited it in some years. That is, in fact, where I first came upon Karl. I have made an indirect attempt through another member there to get the message to them regarding Karl's situation. Hopefully that will happen sooner rather than later. I did mention Cato's attempt to make contact. We will see.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters: Update from Karl 12:30 P.M. Dec. 5th
« Reply #7388 on: December 05, 2018, 01:24:05 PM »
Karl sent me a longer note later this morning:

I am assuming that Karl typed this himself, which, if so, might show perhaps that his facility in typing with one hand is improving...or simply that he spent a long time composing it.

In either case, again a very hopeful sign!  0:)

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Re: Henning's Headquarters: Update 4:10 P.M. Dec. 5th
« Reply #7389 on: December 05, 2018, 02:07:01 PM »
I am assuming that Karl typed this himself, which, if so, might show perhaps that his facility in typing with one hand is improving...or simply that he spent a long time composing it.

In either case, again a very hopeful sign!  0:)


The fund-raising effort for Karl has broken $4,000!  It's a start!

I have not yet been accepted as a member at that "other" classical music site    ;)  , where Karl is a member!

Leo, I just posted a thread there explaining the situation and including the link to Facebook which you posted above. Hopefully it will get some attention.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters: Update 4:10 P.M. Dec. 5th
« Reply #7390 on: December 05, 2018, 02:20:02 PM »
Leo, I just posted a thread there explaining the situation and including the link to Facebook which you posted above. Hopefully it will get some attention.

8)

Aha!  Great!  Let's hope for a good response!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters: Update from Karl 12:30 P.M. Dec. 5th
« Reply #7391 on: December 05, 2018, 11:30:57 PM »
Karl sent me a longer note later this morning:

I am assuming that Karl typed this himself, which, if so, might show perhaps that his facility in typing with one hand is improving...or simply that he spent a long time composing it.

In either case, again a very hopeful sign!  0:)

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Re: Henning's Headquarters: Update from Karl 12:30 P.M. Dec. 5th
« Reply #7392 on: December 06, 2018, 02:11:12 AM »
Karl sent me a longer note later this morning:

I am assuming that Karl typed this himself, which, if so, might show perhaps that his facility in typing with one hand is improving...or simply that he spent a long time composing it.

In either case, again a very hopeful sign!  0:)

Cato, Thanks for taking on the communication back and forth. I know from things happening in my own family that the burden on the partner to keep all and sundry informed is a heavy and time consuming one.

It was encouraging to see his message, no impairment of his sense of humour.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7393 on: December 06, 2018, 03:15:57 AM »
Yikes, I had no idea! Speedy recovery, Pal!

My husband had a stroke in January, 2013, but has remained mobile.
He still insists on smoking, which of course constricts blood vessels.
Reduce stress by all means, avoid high blood pressure.
We're waiting for you to get better (so I can argue politics with you again).

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Re: Henning's Headquarters: Update from Maria 7:45 A.M. Dec. 6th
« Reply #7394 on: December 06, 2018, 05:02:45 AM »
I received a message today from Maria: I will quote part it and summarize the rest.

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 Karl is significantly better, his speech improved and he's able to use a bit the speech to text feature for messages. Big progress. Some simple things are still a challenge for Karl, but all doctors I spoke with say he'll need 3-4 months to get somewhat to normal and a year to really recover. Everyone underlines the importance of continuing therapy. Yes, $4000 is a good start, although today the case manager gave me updated pricing for the next step facility it's $250-750 per day (!) depending on the facility.   


(My emphasis above.)

So Karl is not really typing anything yet, but his speech is clear enough for the machine to type it for him, which is an excellent sign.

The $4,000. refers to the fund-raising effort via FaceBook.

Their insurance has a deductible level, after which the company will pay a partial amount for Karl's treatment.  As to how much?  She gets a different answer from the bureaucrats every time she calls them! 

That is not unlike the test of the Internal Revenue Service done every so often by The Wall Street Journal: the reporters have a series of basic questions on federal taxes, and call the bureau c. 50 times over a few months with the same questions.

The answers, of course, are all over the place!  ;)

Anyway, yes, a long slow recovery, although nothing was indicated about the left-side paralysis.  His left arm is a "dead weight" right now.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7395 on: December 06, 2018, 05:17:20 AM »
Can he read messages from here, or at least have someone to read to him?

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7396 on: December 06, 2018, 07:14:35 AM »
Can he read messages from here, or at least have someone to read to him?

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No idea: since he has not yet come to write anything, I would say no.  I have an impression that he only has his phone, so perhaps there is a link from his phone to Facebook and e-mail account but not to the Internet (is that possible?).

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7397 on: December 06, 2018, 07:26:10 AM »
No idea: since he has not yet come to write anything, I would say no.  I have an impression that he only has his phone, so perhaps there is a link from his phone to Facebook and e-mail account but not to the Internet (is that possible?).

I seem to recall that he uses an app (Tapatalk?) to access the site from his phone. I suspect that he has focused on facebook because a broader spectrum of his friends and acquaintances are there (including a lot of the people here).

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7398 on: December 06, 2018, 07:59:58 AM »
I seem to recall that he uses an app (Tapatalk?) to access the site from his phone. I suspect that he has focused on facebook because a broader spectrum of his friends and acquaintances are there (including a lot of the people here).

I seem to remember him saying that Tapatalk has not worked with GMG since the Server Switch.


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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7399 on: December 06, 2018, 02:13:31 PM »
I seem to remember him saying that Tapatalk has not worked with GMG since the Server Switch.

I think you're right about that, but I have no trouble using the site on a phone even without Tapatalk (whatever that is). The mobile version works quite well (on my phone, at least). I don't think Karl would have given up on the phone so easily.
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