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need advice:memory loss,can i still manage to keep my job

 
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Hello,
i have memory loss problem.I forget most of the things i read.I was once a good student,due to some bad life and death situations ,i started developing disorders.I cleared my interview since i had good grades in college and i was from one of the top colleges in my country.During the training phase i myself developed the modules given and i did others work too.But that was just basic java using blue j ,making small websites using jsp ,servlets.

Now i got into a development project recently and they told me to learn struts 1.2 .I have been reading non stop for the past three four days ,i can only remember 20 to 25% of what i read,sometimes even less.Same goes for servlets and jsp .I am reading the same books over and over again and its frustrating .I have forgotten almost everything that i learned in college .My advantage over others in my company is that ,many people are taken from backgrounds other than computer science taught stuff for two three months then put into project.

I do remember the logic used,i wrote programs in college,nothing extra ordinary i forgot the syntax but i know how to approach the problems.

There are some testing projects in my company ,should i change to testing ,i heard that it is very easy .I do want to be in development all those years of struggling in college with all the dumb disorders just to get a degree and now it will all go to a waste if i change to testing , i am too confused.

Do i have a chance of making it ,please advice i am running out of options. i need the job.Should i tell in the company to some department that i have memory loss problem , i think they will kick me out ,if they find out.


This may be the wrong place to ask the question , i am sorry .Doctors in my country have no ethics,i have been running around psychologists offices for the past 7 years no result and conditions got worse.I am too desperate,need some advice from people who have been in this field thats why am asking here.

Thanks in advance
 
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karas sena wrote:I have been reading non stop for the past three four days ,i can only remember 20 to 25% of what i read,sometimes even less.Same goes for servlets and jsp .I am reading the same books over and over again and its frustrating .I have forgotten almost everything that i learned in college



Welcome to every day of my life, friend.

Age may be a part of it... The mind just isn't as limber as you grow older. Mind you, I have also found that simply reading books on a subject like this is useless. You learn by DOING. Don't just read a book about Struts. Go out and do a few tutorials. I honestly don't know anyone who can pick up a new skill simply by reading a book about it. Run some tutorials. Write a few practice applications. Keep doing it until the understanding pops into place.
 
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I agree with every single word Guy said. You are not alone, it happens to everyone. Practicing is the key to remembering stuff...
 
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Welcome to the Ranch
 
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Hi Karas,

I am into Systems right now and want to enter into programming, I am not having as experience as you Karas but would defintly would be priviledged if you let me work under your supervision(you also will have to pay me for that )

Anyways Karas, i also read stuff and also get frustrated and restarted reading it again again got frustrated and again started reading but when you practically do it it becomes clear...


Its not about Memorising its about understanding stuff that automatically be in your mind for ever once you understand it..

Keep smiling Karas, you Rock you are an expert just dont think that you have any mental inability(even i have those kinda mental blocks) ignore it and concentrate on your positive aspects...life is not about programming its much more
 
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I'm having this problem from my birth , never found a solution. I really don't whether to or
 
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Ok for the OP it is not funny but this reminds me of:

http://www.vorleser.net/html/krenzke.html

Andreas "Spider" Krenzke
"Im Arbeitslosenpark - Ich kann mich nicht erinnern"

If you know German and can understand it, it's very funny!!
 
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karas sena wrote:Hello,
i have memory loss problem.I forget most of the things i read.




You are not alone. Many people don't want to tell others of their memory problem for fear of losing their job, being taken advantage of, etc.

When I learn something it is either because
- I have had hands-on experience, plus I read the hundreds of pages of documentation
- I attempt to create and present COMICAL powerpoint slides, as if I was teaching and entertaining others.

All the best!
 
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Dear karas,

Not 100%, but I can understand the pain you are going through as it happened to me as well. But may be not to the same extent as you are having. I tried myself to cope up with the problem and for this I tried to ignore the "bads" which were causing disorder AND to focus (concentrate) on my job/task. This really worked because I was having a big and urgent responsibility in executing project. At that time I thought either I keep reminding myself with the "BADs" and "DO BADS" in my job OR forget/ignore the "PREVIOUS BADS" and "FOCUS/CONCENTRATE" on job/task. I selected 2nd option i.e. to ignore as much as possible. Of course its not a one-day job, but one has to keep practicing it until he really achieve his job/responsibility/company targets.

You should be thankful to God that you have job in hands and that you were having hand-on skills with the responsibilities you are assigned. Take this benefit as a +ve side of your situation and try to utilize it in order to get back to life and to cope with memory loss problem. You can try ball games like table-tennis in which your whole concentration is on-the-ball for some good time. You can try to play checkers to get the feeling of "focus/concentration". In my opinion the better you have focus/concentration the more you can cope with memory loss issue.

take care and Good Luck

Bye,
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