I would like to introduce and tell you a little about myself. My name is "Curtis Bridges" but I like and have always been called "Curt". I'm 49 years old. I have been happily married for 31 years. I am very proud to be the "father" of an architect and a contractor. I must brag about a 5-year-old "grandson" and a 2- year-old "granddaughter", that keeps me "on my toes".
On March 17, 1999, while working as a superintendent for a large underground utility contractor out of Denver CO (Texas Division) I suffered a "Giant Basilar Aneurysm" requiring emergency surgery and leaving me paralyzed. Coming out of surgery and after a month in "ICU" the only movement I had was the ability to blink my left eye.
Originally being from Jefferson City, MO and having two sons and many relatives here, I was flown back to MO, by an air ambulance for eight months of extensive "inpatient therapy" and one year of "outpatient therapy" where I regained partial use of my left hand and learned to talk again (though not very well). So here I sit, today confined to a wheelchair. I was fortunate to be left without any "memory loss".
My voice is very soft and hard to understand therefore I speak through an electronic speech enhancer connected to speakers on my wheelchair.
After the past several years of being paralyzed, I have noticed that if you don't keep up the "pace" with "current events and technologies" this "big ole rock" we call earth, will pass you by and never even slow down.
I think by furthering my education, it will help me keep pace with what's going on in the world and not just my little corner.
I realize it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but I'm trying to learn C++ as a way that I can work from home. I'm sure I will need much help. I look forward to working with you.