computer therapy

my computergives me a look into the world around me.  I am 70 years old and learning how to use my lap top.  It’s a challenge, but well worth the effort.  I went to the Dell PC site and found just what I needed.  The computer I got is Dell Vostro 1500 lap top. It is working out very nicely for me.  I also have a Logitech wireless mouse.  This setup has helped me to regain some use up my right hand. I got hooked up to the web through Verizon wireless.  So I don’t have a lot of wires to worry about now.  I like the lap top because it doesn’t require much  room.  It’s really easy to take with me so if I need help I can have it right there.  I couldn’t do this with  a desktop.
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5924 15.4-Inch Laptop

e-mail --this  enabled me to be a in touch with more people.  I have never been much of a letter writer as I always seem to be too busy to take the time and write.  Now I know this is a pretty lame reason, but it's all I have.  So, after my stroke I decided I would write my friends and family on a regular basis and make an effort to keep in touch.  I had to learn how to manage my e-mail and my daughter helped me out.  I've found out that I was best at   short messages, and this is worked out very well in the e-mail.  I found that my temperament, fits me very well for short e-mails.

I've always liked cartoons, and so I found on the web    a place where I could get them  .    So, I signed up, and I send people comics that I think they may like.  I have found this to be very therapeutic for me: it keeps my mind active and causes me to think about my family and friends.  Who would've thunk?  Of course I have to have good manners and be careful not to overload people with too much stuff.

The Web reminds me of the old days when I would go to the library.  I can travel to far off lands, or learn a new language, or look up a word, or learn how to operate my computer.

Now, of course, you must use your head so  you don't get trapped in  something you didn't want to.  I needed to learn surfing the web could be dangerous.  Once I applied myself to this training, things have been going along quite nicely.  I like the fact that I have a choice.  I can choose what I want to do and what I don't want to do.

I have one more point to make.  Using the computer stimulates your mind.  When I had my stroke in 2005.  I couldn't think, remember, or speak well.  Of course, I  took therapy for this, how ever, I really noticed a great improvement as I got on the computer.  So, it is well worth the effort, to use and learn about the computer.  It is a very therapeutic routine.

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