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Taliesin
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Jan 20, 1957 (Age: 64)
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Neath
Occupation:
former social worker (very former!)

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Taliesin

Member, Male, 64, from Neath

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 20, 1957 (Age: 64)
    Location:
    Neath
    Occupation:
    former social worker (very former!)
    Type of diabetes:
    Type 2
    Treatment type:
    Tablets (oral)
    Medication:
    1000mg metformin 2x, 80mg gliclazide 1x
    Exercise:
    I wish...
    Likes:
    Computers, music from J S Bach to the Velvet Underground to Redshift, science fiction, fantasy, dogs, abstract art, Tarot, crochet, ginger Pepsi Max
    Dislikes:
    injustice, intolerance, bad manners, things that offend my neuropathy, food, the few days before a hospital visit, being helpless, "does he take sugar", wilful ignorance
    Usually quiet (unless I'm on a hobby horse rant) gay man with HIV-related diabetes 2, one of the longest term survivors in the UK. Been widowed twice, and have been in limbo since the last of my dogs died, a few years after my second husband. I went though the PIP charade this year and "won" at tribunal this summer, with a loss of only £100 per month from what I had on DLA, but with it noted that I shouldn't be bothered for re-assessment till 2026. I've just moved into town from the country side: I'm used to four buses a day, not four an hour! Worsening neuropathy made village life impossible with poor public transport and no car. I love the house, even if it is on two floors. A large living room with computers and bits mingling with my yarns and my Tarot decks. And a wonderful large dining table of a desk in the front window so I can watch the world when I look past the screen to relax my eyes.
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