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ZaramMaldovar

Dad is having trouble adjusting to his new settings, but I think it's going well. I stayed with him overnight and he had some trouble, but he was better by the morning. Hoping for a more speedy recovery

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  • Apparently I've been on here for 4 years. Time flies. What happens at Six Years though, more than 5 Tears of Bhaal would look awkward.
    September 2
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      https://forums.beamdog.com/badges
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      You know, following that link reminds me of something. Are the secret details of the hyper chicken ever going to be revealed to us mundanes?
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I believe everything that happened during the betas is still under NDA... I''ll let the blue men decide .
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      (resisting the urge to make a blue man group joke)
    • ZaramMaldovar
      ZaramMaldovar
      How are there already people with Tenth Anniversary Badges. I thought the forum had only been around for 5 years?
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Bug. There was a registration date bug a few years ago.
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      Talking about the Hyper Chicken is not permitted... You shouldn't even mention it...
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      *cluck*
    • Shandaxx
      Shandaxx
      You just did mention it in Chicken language...
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Hey! Language!
    • Tresset
      Tresset
      I don't discuss the Hyper Chicken mainly because it is more fun to keep everyone else guessing. >:)
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I'll tell you all what the hyperchicken is about... you see, during betatesting... wait where did this chicken feather came from... looks around... well we don't discuss the hyperchicken...
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I've some snooping around the forums, and it does seem to be linked to the beta test BGEE. But all direct discussion of it has been removed from the "viewable" forum.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      The hyperchicken has no involvement in the removal of posts... *Removes another chicken feather from the keyboard*
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Riiight ;)
    • ZaramMaldovar
      ZaramMaldovar
      What Hyperchicken? (Hides boxes of totally not Hyperchicken research)
  • Dad is having trouble adjusting to his new settings, but I think it's going well. I stayed with him overnight and he had some trouble, but he was better by the morning. Hoping for a more speedy recovery
    September 9
  • Dad is being moved from the hospital to a rehab center where they will be giving him intensive mental and physical rehab therapy. With any luck, he should be home in a few weeks.
    September 8
  • Thanks for sticking with us for 4 years.
    September 1
  • Dad is trying really hard, he can recognize photos and is sitting up practicing writing. If he gets more than a few things wrong he gets frustrated and stops for a while. He's still slurring his words and saying things that don't make sense, but he's really trying.
    August 29
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      That's good to hear. A person can overcome a lot through tenacity.
    • ZaramMaldovar
      ZaramMaldovar
      Yeah, he makes zero sense when he talks, but he has come a long way. His sense of humor is back and his memory is slowly coming back. Today he counted all the way to 85 before forgetting.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Good to hear
  • Dad is struggling to remember things, and it's heartbreaking seeing him this agitated. He was able to tell me what year it was and who was president. He struggles with the alphabet skipping letters every now and then and slurring others. He seems to want to count to 10, but only in Spanish in which he again slurs the words. Open coaxing he was able to count to a least 20 before he started talking about something else. He can recognize words, but will have to regain the ability to write them. Progress is slow and I feel almost broken to see Dad like this.
    August 28
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I can't imagine how hard this is for your family.
    • JuliusBorisov
      JuliusBorisov
      Continue to believe!
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I was in this position a few years ago In my case it was my mother. Best wishes to your father. I hope he fully recovers.
  • More progress on Dad. He still can't speak very well, but his facial expressions have become more defined. Today he smiled, gave me a thumbs up, his sense of humor seems to be back and he hugged me.
    August 25
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Glad to hear it. Knowing he is doing better made me smile today.
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      This is wonderful! Hugs to both of you. :)
    • JuliusBorisov
      JuliusBorisov
      That is very nice to hear, thanks for sharing!
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Good news :)
  • Got up now on all 7 (well, almost 7 I guess) seasons of Game of Thrones now. It's too bad these last two seasons are going to be so short and the wait for Season 8 will be so long, but I've got plenty of other stuff to watch in the meantime. In conclusion it's a Great Show 7.5/10
    August 19
    • JuliusBorisov
      JuliusBorisov
      I recommend to read the books while waiting :)
    • Shikao
      Shikao
      I waiting for the books before going any further with the show (stopped 2 seasons ago or so) =P
    • ZaramMaldovar
      ZaramMaldovar
      I've thought about the books, but I've heard some of the characters aren't as good. For example, I really don't want to read Tyrion with significantly less humor and significantly less face, but that's just my opinion. I've got plenty of other stuff to watch in the meantime (though Doctor Who Series 11 won't start until September)
  • Last month I told you guys that my Dad had a stroke. While he is certainly nowhere near a full recovery, I went o see him today and he's beginning to be able to hold a conversation. About 60% of the words he say come out as gibberish but he's come a very long way. Thank you for your continued thoughts, prayers and support.
    August 15
    • Ravenslight
      Ravenslight
      I’m so glad to hear that he is making progress. :)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Always happy for progress. Will continue to pray for you and your family.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Good news!
    • ZaramMaldovar
      ZaramMaldovar
      Thank you for your kind words, it's greatly appreciated.
  • I like to think that Future Male Doctors will now have awkward conversations with their companions

    Companion: You're a man, how could you possibly know how I'm feeling right now.
    Doctor: I know more than you think
    Companion: What's that supposed to mean
    Doctor: It's complicated.
    July 27
    • JuliusBorisov
      JuliusBorisov
      Doctor now reminds me of Elminster.
    • ZaramMaldovar
      ZaramMaldovar
      I suppose he/she would be the Elminster of Sci-Fi Time Travel. That is, if Elminster could regenerate.
    • ZaramMaldovar
      ZaramMaldovar
      Or I suppose Elminster would be The Doctor of the Forgotten Realms since Doctor Who did come out before Dungeons and Dragons.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Now if The Doctor gets pregnant it would be... interesting :)
    • ZaramMaldovar
      ZaramMaldovar
      Perhaps, but what would happen if The Doctor became pregnant and then she regenerated back into a man?
  • I noticed that I now officially have more likes than comments, and I'm loving it.
    July 28
  • I know I'm about to anger both sides of the argument with my TN opinion here, but here goes.

    The New Doctor: Jodie Whittaker

    While personally I'd rather The Doctor remain male, I am a fan of the show first and foremost and as long as the show keeps delivering quality content and the actor playing The Doctor keeps delivering a quality performance, The Doctor's gender is irrelevant to me.
    July 24
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I'm surprised people were so surprised the next Doctor is female. They have been hinting at it since the Master regenerated as Missy...
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      Lots of suprises.
    • ZaramMaldovar
      ZaramMaldovar
      I don't think people were surprised so much as angry. I guess I can get why but they just need to get over it.
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      The anger was predictable the moment they announced the new Doctor... this is the Internet after all...


  • Can't wait for Christmas, so excited to see these two in action!
    July 23
    • ZaramMaldovar
      ZaramMaldovar
      Who is else is excited for this double dose of Grumpy Old Doctor?
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      David Bradley's resemblance to the First Doctor is amazing...
    • ZaramMaldovar
      ZaramMaldovar
      I agree, much better than Richard Hurndall (no offense to the late Mr. Hurndall, may he rest in peace)