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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Giverny, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. ZamFam5

    ZamFam5 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - Include a photo here if you wish
    2 ugly I break cameras
    - What is your name?
    Scott Zambrotta
    - How old are you?
    51
    Married with 3 great kids (2 boys and a girl)
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    USA
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Transplanted New Yorker in Charlotte North Carolina
    - Do you have any pets?
    A Male 8 year old Samoyed Named Lucky
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple (taste better)
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Ice Hockey !! New York Islanders
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Van Halen, AC/DC, Meat Loaf, Rush
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    The 80's Real Music
    - What is your favourite flag?
    United States of America
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Let me count the times !
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Italy
    - Favourite city?
    New York New York is so Nice they Named it Twice!!!
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Everybody Loves Raymond, Archie Bunker, Fox News, Diners, drive-ins and dives
    - Are you wealthy?
    Im a working stiff
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Business, International Finance
     
  2. Sulla

    Sulla · Newbie

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    Hi,

    I Just wanted to introduce myself to you all.

    I am very new to Diabetes. I am used to illness but diabetes was a shock and I am having problems controlling it. I have read lots and found a lot of varied and contradictionary advice. I am 52 and lived most of my life in Suffolk. Born in Ipswich. I have lived last 13 years in Ireland. I have 2 adult boys 24 and 18.

    I already have a number of illness's listed below.

    1. Have a heart condition. Had 99% blockage. Had angio and was Stented. Had another angio abt 2 years later. Stenting 2007.
    2. Heamachromatosis. I was diagnosed. ( genetic test ) in 2006. I have regular venesection at Roscommon hospital to keep iron serum level below 40.
    3. I recently had a Pulmonary Embolism which was found around June 20th. Am on blood thinners to break clot down.
    4. Severe Asthma with only 13 % lower lung function. I can only walk about 50m before becoming breathless.
    5. Severe Osteoarthritis in both knees. Have been told by consultant that only thing they can do is replace them, for which I am far too young. Also spurs on both shoulder joints.
    6. I have type 2 diabetes which did not respond to diet change. I am on 2 drugs orally and 1 injection.
    7. I have had DPD Depersonalisation and derealisation since age 14. This led to many misdiagnosed. Have tried suicide twice. Ended up on life support. DPD will never stop. I am also being treated for severe depression and anxiety also Bi Polar and Borderline Personality.
    8. I have COPD which causes me to have bronchitis, which comes and goes.
    9.Carpel Tunnel nerve damage in both wrists, outer two fingers left and right hands numb/pins needles. Left worse than right.

    I did not write the above for pity, just to let you know of the issues I am dealing with. I am very very lucky that the above were found and am dealing with them.

    Diabetes is very new to me so I am learning.

    I am a game designer by profession which I love. I have slowed down somewhat since illness's.

    Cheers Shaun
     
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  3. nickziggy

    nickziggy · Newbie

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    I'm so happy that you're still here to talk to us. It's a wonder that you are still here.
     
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  4. T1D.RosieKnowles

    T1D.RosieKnowles Type 1 · Member

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    What is your name?
    rosie
    - How old are you?
    17
    - Are you male or female?
    female
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Oxfordshire
    - Are you religious?
    no
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    funny, friendly, kind
    - Do you have any pets?
    1 cat called Timmy and a dog called Bella
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    APPLE!!!
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    i don't like sports
    - Do you get angry easily?
    very
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    none
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Ariana Grande
    Ava max
    George Ezra
    Adele
    Jess Glyne
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Pop
    - What is your favourite flag?
    British
    - Ever gone camping?
    yes, hated it
    - Ever been in love?
    nope
    - Ever used fake tan?
    nope
    - Which countries have you visited?
    america, canada, france, st. lucia, scotland
    - Favourite city?
    London
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    suits
    friends
    greys anatomy
    how i met your mother
    big bang theory
    - List your five favourite films.
    the greatest showman
    about time
    frozen
    Isn't it romantic?
    oceans 8
    - Are you wealthy?
    nope
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    i go to school
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    english, maths, rs, bio, chem, physics, textiles, history, phsycology
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    i try my best at everything
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    i hold grudges
     
  5. magz62

    magz62 Type 2 · Newbie

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    CJHart · Newbie

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  7. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    [​IMG]

    - What is your name?

    Karl or Caeseji is fine.

    - How old are you?

    29 years old, going on 30

    - Are you male or female?
    Male

    - Which country are you from?
    England

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Hull in East Yorkshire

    - Are you religious?
    Got some Buddhist leanings but mostly agnostic

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Loyal, vivacious, creative

    - Do you have any pets?
    No but want a cat

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple for work, Microsoft for play

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Used to like rugby in the day, more into weight training now

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Not so much anymore

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Pierced ear but don't put anything in it anymore

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    WHY DO I HAVE TO BE PUT ON THE SPOT LIKE THIS?! Muse, Garbage, Nero, The Prodigy, Paramore

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    What isn't my favourite genre is easier

    - What is your favourite flag?
    Rainbow all the way

    - Ever gone camping?
    Yep! Went to a Christian camp when I was younger and ended up with the worst aches and pains a 13 year old could get

    - Ever been in love?
    I thought so but now I am not so sure, more in love with my friends and family

    - Ever used fake tan?
    Once on a dare, I looked like a truffle

    - Which countries have you visited?
    Not really been outside of the UK, been to Jersey and the Isle of Wight however!

    - Favourite city?
    Tough... It's between Osaka and Monaco

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Batman the Animated Series, 24 and Castlevania

    - List your five favourite films.
    Blade Runner, Avengers Infinity War, Wonder Woman, Transformers The Movie, Star Wars (Yes all of them)

    - Are you wealthy?
    Not in the slightest but emotional? Yes and perhaps virtually in the games I play...

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    I do now! Graphics Designer and IT manager for Hull City Ladies FC

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Psychology (Business and Criminal), IT and Graphics Design

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My creative and adaptable nature

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Want a list? Hah! I guess my tendency to never forgive myself
     
  8. Rbaker2498

    Rbaker2498 · Newbie

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    It’s not what you know, it is about what you think of in time.
     
  9. anproc

    anproc Family member · Member

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    Hi not sure if anyone can shed any light for me but my husband had laser treatment (two sessions) about 5 weeks ago, he is still seeing a lot of blood and blurred vision (eye sight was perfect before treatment) it seemed like it was starting to clear then theres a lot again tonight. He has been back a few times to see his consultant who doesn't seem to really be bothered about it but its starting to get a bit worrying. How long have people experienced bleeding after the laser treatment he keeps getting told it just needs to settle down but its really effecting his vision and day to day life. I keep looking on google but I cant seem to find anywhere that says that this is normal or should be happening after treatment.
     
  10. Sam Khan

    Sam Khan · Newbie

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    Hi I’m Sam, I’m from West Yorkshire and am 34 years old, I was diagnosed years ago when I just turned 5. I don’t remember life without Diabetes but even now I sometimes feel overwhelmed with everything. I’m a working mum with a young family and sometimes feel completely lost and then totally in control other times. Iv just found out I’m also have Celiacs so now starting to search for another way to manage. Sorry I’m going on a bit but this is the first time in all these years Iv come on here. I guess I’m just looking to chat and share what I’m living with daily.
     
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  11. Goacher55

    Goacher55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh love ... we all feel overwhelmed at times and don’t have your added problems keep smiling!
     
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  12. Groundgripper

    Groundgripper Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sam, go ahead and talk, put down your thoughts and worries, I for one will respond, I have a daughter not much younger than you, and she has her problems too, my younger son has Chrons Disease and my wife is in remission from cancer, it helps to talk lass, I am a good listener, and am not looking to take advantage in any way, nearly old enough to be your grand dad, lots of life experience and also with six sisters, "I know my place in the world", there will be others on here who will also reply in a good way too, so feel free to talk, you don`t have to be or feel isolated.
     
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  13. Sam Khan

    Sam Khan · Newbie

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    Thank you guys, it’s lovely to have some response. Some days are good and some are not too good but that’s life I suppose.
     
  14. toonlad66

    toonlad66 · Member

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    Hi I’m Ian, was diagnosed a month ago with type 2,
    I’m having a hard time trying to figure out what I should be eating if I don’t want to lose weight as I’m naturally slim.
    Any help would be great thanks .
    Ps.. this is my 1st post so forgive me if I’ve got it wrong or posted it in the wrong place
     
  15. Groundgripper

    Groundgripper Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ian, welcome, you are in the right place, nothing to forgive, have a look at the Diet Doctor site for information on the various foods for diabetics, and what they hold in the way of carbohydrates, basically what to avoid and not to take too much of, whats good, and whats bad, also meter yourself regularly, do not be told by anyone not to test yourself, it is vitally important that you know what various foods do to your blood glucose levels.
    Ideally initially until you are confident in your food habits, do a test before a meal pre food level, then 1 hour after the meal which will show your sugar spike, the rise that the food has given your blood glucose, then 2 hours after the meal to see how your body has coped with the glucose produced by the meal, ideally the first pre meal reading and the last 2 hour reading should come down to 2 mmol of each other, for example first reading 5.5 last post meal reading at 2 hours 7.4, then you are on the right track.
    The spike in the middle at 1 hour should be aimed to hopefully be around the 8.4 mmol, that will come in time with greater understanding of what you eat, and greater control personally against all the temptations around, have a good look around the forums, ask any questions you like, and I know you will get lots of help, and once again welcome to the community:)
     
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  16. Groundgripper

    Groundgripper Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Once again Sam, anytime you need to talk, or get a bit of support, you know where we are.:)
     
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    toonlad66 · Member

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    Thank you I will definitely take that advice on board
     
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    Hi, I’m a Brit living in Germany, 70 yrs old. I’ve been pre-diabetic for the past 5 years. Having decided to diet so that I can ditch the hated Metformin I went to my GP to have a blood test done, and discovered that my levels have gone up and I’ve slid over the boundary into diabetes.
    So far I’ve lost 4 kg having cut out bread, pasta, rice, alcohol etc. it seems to be working but very very slowly. I now have a magic tester that has really opened my eyes to how quickly my blood sugar can rise.
    Anyway, I’m trying to improve my fitness levels- I go to the gym twice a week anyway, but realised today that even a fast 1/2 hr walk has amazing results. I still have 6 kilos to go to get my BMI to the right number, and then probably more to shed after that before hopefully I can lose the Metformin.
    This forum is really interesting, great information here. I definitely have some catch up reading to do now.
     
  19. Groundgripper

    Groundgripper Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Viv, and welcome, you will find lots of useful info and helpful people on here, you appear to have the right mind state to beat the beast, any encouragement you need is just sitting here waiting, well done to you.:D
     
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    macbanana Type 2 · Newbie

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