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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. llandudno1960

    llandudno1960 · Active Member

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  2. xAoifex

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    - What is your name?
    Aoife
    - How old are you?
    33
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    UK (England)
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    London
    - Are you religious?
    Very lapsed Catholic
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Fun, friendly and chilled
    - Do you have any pets?
    A cat
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Horse riding and swimming,
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Not at all
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    ears, thats all
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Eels, Prodigy, The Killers, Kinks, The Smiths
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Very mood dependant
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Union Flag
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes and I love it as long as it's not torrential rain!
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    I've been sprayed a couple of times
    - Which countries have you visited?
    USA, Australia, France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, Egypt, Thailand, Singapore, The Gambia, Senegal
    - Favourite city?
    London Baby! Or Edinburgh
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Spaced, The Inbetweeners, QI, Will and Grace, Scrubs
    - List your five favourite films.
    Shawshank Redemption, The Matrix, Amelie, Shine
    - Are you wealthy?
    No
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    I'm a critical care nurse
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    The last thing I studied was pain management
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Cool calm and collected, especially under pressure
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My inability to make a simple decision in anything not connected with my job
     
  3. sdgray22

    sdgray22 · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name?
    Sharon
    - How old are you?
    59 not bothered about aging, but I wish I had more years in front of me than behind, I would have liked to have seen say 2050.
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Leicestershire
    - Are you religious?
    No but I like the idea of it, it must make people content.
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    friendly, helpful,interested.
    - Do you have any pets?
    Not at the moment, had dogs for 30 years 2 spaniels and a Heinz, loved them all to bits, all pound dogs
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    none my husband takes part and watches enough for us both
    - Do you get angry easily?
    I can get ratty when provoked, but not angry very often.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    no but I think if I was younger I would want a small tattoo, I also fancy having bright red hair! I think I am a closet rebel!!!
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Elton John , Phil Collins , Queen because of Freddie, Rod Stewart because of Maggie May , Ultravox because of Vienna and Wet Wet Wet because of Marty Pellows voice.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    poppish, rockish,
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Daft question now if you asked what is your favourite book... well how about Alexander Mcall Smith No 1 lady detective or Armistead Maupins Tales of the City
    - Ever gone camping?
    Once in my twenties never again
    - Ever been in love?
    yep
    - Ever used fake tan?
    nope
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Europe, China, Macau, Hong Kong
    - Favourite city?
    Hong Kong
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    NCIS, Big Bang, West Wing, Last of the Summer Wine, and The Newsroom
    - List your five favourite films.
    Gone with the Wind, All Star Wars, Love Actually, Avatar, absolute favourite of all time Out of Africa with Robert Redford.
    - Are you wealthy?
    no but OK not poor, but will be if the interest rate for savers doesn't go up soon!!
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    no retired early, before that ran a manufacturing business with my husband.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Genealogy, Art and Art History, Computerised Accounting.
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I eventually take control and do what is necessary
    - What do you like least about yours
    I can get overwhelmed by things to start with.
    I think this sums me up very well,a good set of questions, its like a mini portrait. Good thread.
     
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  4. angua

    angua · Well-Known Member

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    What is your name?
    Gilly

    How old are you?
    55

    Are you male or female?
    female

    Which country are you from?
    uk

    Which city/area do you live in?
    New Forest

    Are you religious?
    Not really

    Pick three words to describe your personality
    Funny, caring, loyal

    Do you have any pets?
    1 Labrador and 3 bengals

    Microsoft or Apple?
    whatever

    Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Swimming, table tennis, riding

    Do you get angry easily?
    Only if someone is being really stupid or unnecessary

    Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    pierced ears, always wanted tattoo on inside of wrist – but too wussy

    List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Nickleback, Steve Earle, U2

    What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Allsorts esp Bassets

    What is your favourite flag? :yawn:

    Ever gone camping?
    yes love it

    Ever been in love?
    yes

    Ever used fake tan?
    No

    Which countries have you visited?
    Scotland, Ireland, Wales, USA, France, Spain, Balearics

    Favourite city?
    don’t really like cities tho strangely I want to go to Venice for my 30th wedding anniversary

    List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Hit & Miss, Stella, The Walking Dead, Firefly, Black Adder et al

    List your five favourite films.
    A Private Function, The Usual Suspects, Life of Brian, Doomsday, Second hand Lions, Sixth Sense

    Are you wealthy? :eh:

    Do you work? If so, as what?
    Financial Director

    List the subjects you study/have studied
    Normal school ****, Accountancy, Psychology, NLP, Transcendental Med

    What do you like most about yourself?
    Interested, eager to explore new stuff

    What do you like least about yourself?
    Hermit tendencies :shh:
     
  5. jackie2375

    jackie2375 · Newbie

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    how do I introduce myself and answer the questions - I have lots of Diabetic problems and my GP is not helping
     
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    desidiabulum · Well-Known Member

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    Jackie -- go to 'Greetings and Introductions' and click on 'New Posts' and use this to introduce yourself and explain your problems. You will soon get plenty of helpful responses.
     
  7. vyk1

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    hi i'm victoria.i am 39 yrs old and live in rayleigh essex. i am a full time mum of 5. my eldest being 20 and youngest 4. i have been married for 3 yrs, although we were married before. i am a type 1 diabetic and have been since 1990. i was 17 and didn't take the news too well. i rebelled very badly, and never looked after myself. it has only been in the last few years that i have taken notice of my condition, but i really don't know how to look after myself properly. i have refused to see my consultant at the hospital, as he is a jumped up ***********, who had nothing helpful to say apart from tell me off for smoking and that i won't see my now11 yr old grow up. got a very swift f*** o** followed by a very needy fag!!! (helpful). i am very uncontrolled,no matter what i eat or inject. anyway, i am in the process of continuing to enjoy my beautful children, and loving husband, and doing everything i can to have a happy life with everybody. :D
     
  8. Stevie2tone

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    Hi vyk1, welcome to a fellow Essex type person.
    Like you I tried to rebel against my diagnosis and pretend it didnt exist... however that has come back to bite me on the backside!!

    This forum is a godsend with plenty of good advice and support from so many different people with many differrent experiences and opinions.

    Hope you get things sorted
     
  9. Fraddycat

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    Hi Victoria, welcome!! Sometimes I think Doctors think we are just problems to deal with and forget about the fact that we are people with lives and choices. Keep your chin up!
     
  10. BioHaZarD

    BioHaZarD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name?
    Scot
    - How old are you?
    37
    - Are you male or female?
    MALE
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Milton Keynes, England
    - Are you religious?
    NOPE
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Quite, flirty, slightly strange
    - Do you have any pets?
    Some fish
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    I LIKE BOTH, but prefer Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    NONE
    - Do you get angry easily?
    NOT REALLY
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    PIERCINGS: Both nipples, ear.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    None
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    None
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Would not say I have a favourite one
    - Ever gone camping?
    YES, years ago
    - Ever been in love?
    Yup and still am
    - Ever used fake tan?
    NOPE
    - Which countries have you visited?
    San Francisco, San Jose, Boston, Barcelona, Amsterdamn
    - Favourite city?
    Dunno
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD, the big bang theory, the simpsons, house, COME DINE WITH ME, lots
    - List your five favourite films.
    I love lots, I have lots I don't have a favourite, like horrors.
    - Are you wealthy?
    I am comfortable in wealth and mind.
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    I am a stay at home dad, also self Employeed web designer and hosting.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    ICT
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    All of me
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My diabetes.
     
  11. dazzer1975

    dazzer1975 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name?
    Darren

    - How old are you?
    37

    - Are you male or female?
    male, the name's a good clue lol

    - Which country are you from?
    England

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Rochdale

    - Are you religious?
    No

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Hmmm don't know really :roll:

    - Do you have any pets?
    1 dog, empty fish tank, would have a zoo/farm/smallholding etc if I could

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Both, simply because some software doesn't run on osx

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    I used to love football as a kid, would like to have played through adult years

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Can do, whats it to you anyway?

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    got a memorial tat on left upper arm for my dad and a full sleeve on right arm that is yet to be completed of a phoenix and koi carp, also a rather large and ill thought out red hot chilli peppers icon.

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    rhcp (obviously), the doors, the streets, dizzee rascal, deadmau5 (there's loads really)

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    all of them really, pretty diverse tastes

    - What is your favourite flag?
    Don't have one

    - Ever gone camping?
    yes, camping rox hard. Hoping to get into wild camping once I have lost weight, Knoydart here I come!

    - Ever been in love?
    yes

    - Ever used fake tan?
    no lol

    - Which countries have you visited?
    england, wales, scotland, france and spanish island of ibiza

    - Favourite city?
    Manchester

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Sopranos, The office (u.s. and u.k.), Question time, any B.B.C. natural history and Adam Buxton's bug is pretty damn fine

    - List your five favourite films.
    Lost in translation, American history x, Contact, Phenomenon and Casino

    - Are you wealthy?
    nope

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    no, used to be a van driver, graduated from Manchester University in 2011 as a mature student so once I sort my health out I wouldn't mind being a teacher.

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    In an academic context I studied history at uni, but quite like physics and evolutionary biology, bit of a stretch to say I study them though (or that I know anything about them lol).

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My acceptance of people and ideas

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My obesity
     
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    Hi All, I am Billy Adam, 60 yrs old and live in Filey, North Yorkshire. Married for 37 yrs, have a son and a daughter, both adults and living their own lives.
    I work in the oil and gas industry in Canada and was diagnosed with diabetes during my anual medical in April this year where my blood sugar was 23. With this I could not go offshore and had to take sick time to get my sugars down. I am now back at work although I have some way to go yet, trying to stay below 7.
    A life changing condition that I will have to deal with on a daily basis now, at least I am only on 2 metformin each day.
     
  13. Kerry2607

    Kerry2607 · Newbie

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    - What is your name? - kerry
    - How old are you? _ 25
    - Are you male or female? -Female
    - Which country are you from? - Scotland
    - Which city/area do you live in? - Motherwell
    - Are you religious? - No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. - Shy, friendly caring
    - Do you have any pets? - 4 cats
    - Microsoft or Apple? - Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? - football
    - Do you get angry easily? - certain people get me angry easily
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? 1 tattoo on back of neck
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Daughtry
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Rock/Pop
    - What is your favourite flag? Scotland flag :)
    - Ever gone camping? Nope
    - Ever been in love? I ma just now :thumbup:
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? bulgaria, spain and canada
    - Favourite city? Toronto
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Falling skies, friends, southpark, walking dead and come dine with me
    - List your five favourite films. The avengers, cinderella, avatar,indiana jones and rocky
    - Are you wealthy? haha no!
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Administrator for John Lewis
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.None
    - What do you like most about yourself? My Kindness
    - What do you like least about yourself? My lack of control over my emotions


    was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 years ago and have been in denial ever since. I lost my gran due to complications of diabetes recently which has given me the kick up the bum i needed. Start metaformin next week and looking for tips on diet/controlling sugar urges :)

    Kerry x
     
  14. Stevie2tone

    Stevie2tone · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name? - Steve

    - How old are you? 40

    - Are you male or female? -Last time I checked, was definatly male
    - Which country are you from? - England and proud of it!
    - Which city/area do you live in? - Essex..... ok not so proud about that
    - Are you religious? - I have faith
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. - Freindly, compassionate, reliable
    - Do you have any pets? - Landlord has 2 cats
    - Microsoft or Apple? - Never tried eating a Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? - football and paintball
    - Do you get angry easily? - People being inhumane and nasty to each other, injustice also gets me worked up. Oh and people wearing crocs
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? 4 tatts 2 on each arm
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Small Faces, The Jam, The Who, Led Zeppelin
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Mod, Ska, Northen Soul
    - What is your favourite flag? The one hanging outside Costa Coffee
    - Ever gone camping? Nope
    - Ever been in love? I think I am not sure what that is anymore
    - Ever used fake tan? Hell No
    - Which countries have you visited? England, Scotland
    - Favourite city? London
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. The Walking Dead, Green Wing, Alan Partridge, ER, House
    - List your five favourite films. Betty Blue, Battle Royale, Community (Only cos I am in it!), Gone in 60 seconds, 51st State
    - Are you wealthy? Far from it financially, but very when it comes to my children
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Mental health and Learning Disability Project Worker
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.Too many to list
    - What do you like most about yourself? the fact I constantly work to make a difference in this world, instead of sitting there complaining about it
    - What do you like least about yourself? thats another list too long to be put on here
     
  15. Sugargoth

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    - What is your name? Ali
    How old are you? - 42
    - Are you male or female? -Female
    - Which country are you from? - England
    - Which city/area do you live in? - Salisbury in Wiltshire
    - Are you religious? - no
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. - Loyal, batty, friendly
    - Do you have any pets? - 3 cats
    - Microsoft or Apple? - Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? - none
    - Do you get angry easily? - Yes sometimes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? 11 tattoos, nose and ears peirced, used to have bellybutton pierced but took it out
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. W.A.S.P, Alice Cooper, The Mission, Sisters of Mercy, Avenged Sevenfold
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Goth, Rock
    - What is your favourite flag? have no idea
    - Ever gone camping? yes and I hate it
    - Ever been in love? been married 20 years and I havent killed him yet :lol:
    - Ever used fake tan? no
    - Which countries have you visited? Lived in Abu Dhabi and Dubai as a kid, visited Greece too
    - Favourite city? London
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Waking the Dead, Criminal Minds, Eastenders, Silent Witness, CSI
    - List your five favourite films. SAW 1,2,3,4,5 and 6
    - Are you wealthy? no but am trying to get my business off the ground while working a day job too
    - Do you work? If so, as what? I set up activity groups around Wiltshire for people with Mental Health issues, plus I have an online retail shop
    - List the subjects you study/have studied? allsorts
    - What do you like most about yourself? I am trying so hard to get my business going - never knew I had it in me :shock:
    - What do you like least about yourself? I always think I should be doing more

    I was diagnosed in 1998 after having gestational diabetes (twice) but it was 2000 before they discovered I was T1. I hate it with a passion and very often bury my head in the sand. I try to live by the 80/20 % rule - relatively good 80% of the time and ****** it all 20%. I'm not dead yet so hopefully I'm not doing too much damage. Get very tired tho and I know I have to exercise - joined the gym and went for a month so need to get back there :? Anyone willing to virtually kick me up the bum.....feel free - I know I need it :(
     
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    Hi everyone

    Here we go then...

    - What is your name? LEON

    - How old are you? 35

    - Are you male or female? MALE

    - Which country are you from? ENGLAND

    - Which city/area do you live in? YORK

    - Are you religious? CATHOLIC

    - Pick three words to describe your personality. I LIKE A GOOD LAUGH AND ALWAYS HAVE A SMILE ON MY FACE :D

    - Do you have any pets? NO

    - Microsoft or Apple? MICROSOFT FOR LAPTOP / APPLE FOR PHONE

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? FOOTBALL, FISHING, ATHLETICS, F1 AND MANY MORE.

    - Do you get angry easily? NO

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? 4 TATTS, SONS NAMES ON ARMY, DEVIL ON BACK AND SPURS CREST ON ARM.

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. BOB MARLEY, SNOOP DOG, WILL.I.AM, PITBULL, FLO-RIDA

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? R&B

    - What is your favourite flag? GEORGE CROSS

    - Ever gone camping? YES

    - Ever been in love? YES

    - Ever used fake tan? NO

    - Which countries have you visited? AMERICA, FRANCE, SPAIN, BELGIUM, GERMANY, IRELAND,

    - Favourite city? BRUSSELS

    - List your five favourite TV programmes. HOLLYOAKS, CASUALTY, THE BORGIAS, NCIS, SOCCER AM

    - List your five favourite films. CHARLIE AND CHOC FACTORY, ITALIAN JOB, ROCKY (ALL),

    - Are you wealthy? YOU HAVING A LAUGH THE BANKS SPENT IT LOL

    - Do you work? If so, as what? YEAH, HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

    - List the subjects you study/have studied. NVQ LVL2 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

    - What do you like most about yourself? ALWAYS HAPPY

    - What do you like least about yourself? WEIGHT

    SO THATS ME LOL.
     
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    What is your name? Tim Hoy
    How old are you? - 52
    - Are you male or female? -Male
    - Which country are you from? - England
    - Which city/area do you live in? - London
    - Are you religious? - No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Friendly, generous, helpful
    - Do you have any pets? - No
    - Microsoft or Apple? - Who cares?
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? - Volleyball
    - Do you get angry easily? - Yes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? yes 5 tattoos - from my misspent youth and one ear was pierced when my boss said that we couldn't wear earrings. I rarely wear one nowadays, but think it's very important not to be overly compliant with arbitrary rules.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Can't won't - far too many
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Anything I can jam along to
    - What is your favourite flag? - Embassy Regal - oh sorry that was FLAG - What sort of question is that?
    - Ever gone camping? yes
    - Ever been in love? Constantly.
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? Scotland, Brasil, Eire, Bahamas, France, Germany, USA, Canada, Greece, Holland, New Zealand, Bermuda, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Portugal, Wales, Yugoslavia (when it was still called that), Gibraltar, Austria, Cyprus, Latvia and a few others.
    - Favourite city? Amsterdam
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. No - there aren't that many I like
    - List your five favourite films. The commitments, The age of stupid, Moulin Rouge, Return of the one armed swordsman & South of the border
    - Are you wealthy? Yes very, but not in the superficial sense
    - Do you work? If so, as what? 1. Operational firefighter. 2. Founder and photographer at TPS Photos - a cooperative set up in 1981. These two finance my third line of "work" disability advocacy championing diabetes discrimination in employment and services since my own diagnosis sin 1989
    - List the subjects you study/have studied? Worm breeding, Photography, Fire Engineering, Fire science (chemistry and combustion)
    - What do you like most about yourself? My friends.
    - What do you like least about yourself? My so called friends.

    I was diagnosed with T1 in 1989 and almost lost my job before fighting back. There are now over 470 people back at work or entering services and professions previously denied to them as a result of my campaigning. There's a whole history here: http://irfduk.net/a-not-so-short-history/
     
  18. Mileana

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    - How old are you?
    33

    - Are you male or female?
    Female, but a bit of a tomboy

    - Which country are you from?
    Denmark

    - Are you religious?
    Probably.

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Creative, stubborn and stubborn.

    - Do you have any pets?
    Got a spider.

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft. Habit.

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Basketball. Short put. Weight lifting.

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Yes.

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No.

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Knopfler, Al Stewart, Nightwish, Coldplay, Tori Amos.

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    I wouldn't say I have one. I am not a great fan of techno, though.

    - What is your favourite flag?
    Union Flag.

    - Ever gone camping?
    Aye, love it.

    - Ever been in love?
    Yes.

    - Ever used fake tan?
    As a teen. Was a disaster. Just like the perm. And the huge blue glasses.

    - Which countries have you visited?
    UK, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Greece, Sweden, Luxemburg, Italy.

    - Favourite city?
    I'm not a fan of cities. I do like forests, though.

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    History and documentary type stuff. No set favourites otherwise.

    - List your five favourite films.
    I watch few films.

    - Are you wealthy?
    Nope.

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Consulting, part time. Volunteering teaching IT skills.

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Psychology, social work, teaching, medicine.

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    That whatever life throws at me, I never quit.

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I wouldn't mind having a bit more confidence.
     
  19. garyian

    garyian · Newbie

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    Hi All.

    My name is Gary White. I am 41 and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 3 weeks ago. Quite a mind bend. Plodding through life quite the thing, then......

    The fact that my job is as a bus driver was an immediate concern. I have obviously been signed off sick till the DVLA do what needs done. Hopefully my driving licence will not be taken away and I will be able to return to work. I work for one of the largest UK bus operators and unsympathetic is one of the milder terms I will use to describe them. At higher management levels at any rate.

    Stuff them. In true Trade Union Rep style, I'll fight them all the way.

    Strange thing all this time on my hands. Been working since I was 18 so this is a total culture shock. Still plenty to keep me busy. My 2 aquariums do that. And the cat too.

    Anyway thats a breif bit about me. Be good to hear from anyone. I don't know any other diabetics so be great to chat. Also any other proffessional drivers pleae share your experiences re licence, employer etc.

    Thanks and best wishes folks.

    Gary I White









    Gary I White
     
  20. Sugargoth

    Sugargoth · Newbie

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    Hi Gary

    I was diagnosed about 15 years ago and I was a Field Sales Rep - I only stopped doing that about 2 years ago :) . My licence has to be renewed every 3 years but as long as you get early warning signs of a hypo, and obviously check your levels before you drive and don't have hypos at the wheel, you will be ok and they won't take it away. I have to go through the whole rigmarole every 3 years but I don't have to have a medical or anything - its just filling in paperwork, sending it back, them checking with your doctor etc. Honestly its painless :D And between you and me I'm the worst diabetic there is - I LOVE chocolate, bread, cakes, biscuits, anything that I'm not supposed to have tbh, it got worse after I was diagnosed I suppose it was cos I wasn't supposed to eat it and I hate anyone telling me what I should and should't' do.

    You'll be fine - if they still let ME drive you'll breeze through it :thumbup:

    All the best with it too

    Ali
     
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