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I was working on sea going ships as a Marine Officer. But at the age of 30, suddenly one accident took my ability to move from chest to below. I last worked as a Chief Officer. I passed my Master Mariner in the UK. I am now 49, but still surviving...


How Do I Pass My Time Now ?

Operating computer with splint

I spend my time on computer mostly. I operate computer by means of a wooden splint in my hand. A Pencil fitted on the splint does the job of a finger.

Do I really get fed up at times ? Many people keep on wondering about this. Don't I fall into depression any time ? Yes (10%) and No (90%). I try to overcome my depression by keeping myself busy on computer related things. I sit on the wheelchair at about 12 pm., and then how time passes I don't know myself. I get down on bed again at about 9 pm. In between, I take break for prayers, tea, coffee etc. And rest of the times my eyes are stuck on the Monitor. I need to take more breaks though, otherwise my eyes will be gone (lol). That will be too disastrous.

So the computer... It really helps !


Pictures over Time with Disability

On Oct,1993

1993 - Accident Year

 

On July, 2005
2004 - Started to gain weight

On Jan, 2008

2008 - CRP, Savar

On Jan, 2009

2009 - Export Fair, Dhaka

 

Time Line :

1962
I was born in a small town named Rangpur in Bangladesh on 29th October.
1963-68
Childhood in Dhaka then in East Pakistan.
1968-71
Started going to primary schools in Mauripur, Karachi, Pakistan.
1971-74
Liberation war started. We were still in Pakistan. Whole Bangladeshi community who were in Air Force of Pakistan were forced to stay in a small camp named Warsak in Peshawar. It was a confined space. So, we were mad to come out to the free country named Bangladesh.
1974-80
Repatriated back to Bangladesh. Spent my teen years in the college named Momenshahi/Mirzapur Cadet College. I completed my SSC and HSC in that college.
1980-82
Started getting trained for a carrier as a Marine Officer at Juldia Marine Academy in Chittagong.
1982-93
Worked in various sea going ships in different posts or capacity.
1988
Got Married after 1 year of love affair on 18th May.
1993
An accident took place in the month of 26th May. While diving in a swimming pool I became paralysed from chest to down.
1993- 2004

I was engaged in doing almost nothing. But then I took interest in computers, from the second year of my injury. This ordinary 486 computer, with a monochrome monitor was bought by my Marine Academy batch mates of 17th batch, my good buddies. This ordinary PC was very costly then.

I spent 1st few months in playing games. I learnt my 1st DOS command " DIR" from my younger brother. But then I quickly started picking up everything. I learnt DOS, then Windows 3.1.

I thought, I should teach the youngsters. So, I opened a school in my small room to teach some basics, DOS and software such as - Lotus, Word Perfect, Dbase - then later on Windows 95, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, FoxPro etc. I continued teaching students from the neighbourhood three years from then. After teaching about less then 100 students, I lost interest in teaching.

But, one good thing happened, I have developed very good computer skills.

2005- onwards

2005 had  been a great year for me. Marine Community all around world raised a fund guided by Capt. S. M. Abdullah. They bought me a power (electric) wheelchair (See the photos here). This chair brought a sharp change in my lifestyle.

So far I had been jailed inside my small room. This power chair accelerated my mobility to go outside and see the busy city. I am doing most of my shopping by myself, going to park, restaurants etc. I know, I have least possibility to regain my sensation, but going outside by my own by pressing a joy stick reduced my frustration by a significant amount.

I still pass my most of the times with computers. Now I have HP DV7 quadriplegic core very speedy Laptop and a Pentium IV PC with 21" LCD color monitor, scanner, webcam, printer, cable line with 24/7 Internet connection. I try to do small programming by means of Visual Basic version 6.

I am now a professional web designer. I know html, PHP, MySQL, Joomla, Word Press for web application. I shall be very thankful if any kind heart person employ me for any web site building job. I shall give my 100%.

Otherwise, I watch TV and for nothing remain busy with Internet etc.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 10:19
 

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Md. Shahidul Alam
Age: 50
House 413, Lane 7
Baridhara DOHS, Dhaka 1206
Bangladesh

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