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    So what's life like? Good, bad, indifferent?
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    The kids are away at Grandma and grandpas for the weekend so it doesn't get much better than that right now.
    Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vonStauffenberg View Post
    So what's life like? Good, bad, indifferent?
    What is life, though, really? Is it all a part of my imagination, are all of you?
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    Indifferent,bordering on bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DidiDidIt View Post
    What is life, though, really? Is it all a part of my imagination, are all of you?
    Does anything really exist outside my scope of vision and perspective? I think that there is a film about that!
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    You are all a figment of my imagination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    Indifferent,bordering on bad.
    Bah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DidiDidIt View Post
    What is life, though, really? Is it all a part of my imagination, are all of you?
    I'm not sure why we would admit it tbh.
    Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eloader View Post
    I'm not sure why we would admit it tbh.
    Speak for yourself;I'm nothing but pixie dust and proud of it.
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    It goes far too quickly, I know that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    Speak for yourself;I'm nothing but pixie dust and proud of it.
    Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.
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    sucks ?
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    Loathe it or ignore it. You can't like it.
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    Life is precious and should be enjoyed as much as possible.
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    good on the whole.
    Son has a good job in Manchester following graduation last summer. Daughter is looking like she'll have a job when she returns from travelling (March to July) and my wife has just got herself a job too.

    On the downside my dad (91) is getting frailer in his nursing home and my mum (86) is finding everything more and more difficult.

    Its very much swings and roundabouts which sums up life doesnt it.
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    On the whole, very good at the moment.

    Started a new job in Cardiff back in May, which is relevant to my degree. My fiancée and I are busy working on our wedding plans for next year.

    Had a very slight setback in 2014 when I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (at the age of 31), but it's all going smoothly. The main downside to the condition is the rate at which my blood glucose level drops when I exercise It's a bit of a balancing act. It's also been quite an education - learning about the differences between Type 1 Diabetes and the much more common Type 2 Diabetes. You soon realise that there are a lot of misconceptions from people, especially as far as Type 1 Diabetes is concerned.

    The diagnosis did, however, alter my outlook on life. It's scary when I look back at when I was experiencing the symptoms in the weeks prior to the diagnosis - the blurred vision, fatigue, weight loss (I had lost a stone-and-a-half in three weeks), unquenchable thirst, frequent urination. But I was lucky that I went to see a doctor when I did. So I try to enjoy my life as much as I can, and a good work-life balance is more important to me now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vonStauffenberg View Post
    So what's life like? Good, bad, indifferent?
    Not really something that can be objectively assessed.

    A short while ago it was great. Now it's a very real struggle just to move from moment to moment. I'm sure at some point in the future it will start approaching great again, it may never get there and I don't think it will, but movement in that direction, however slight, will help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cwmbran Red View Post
    On the whole, very good at the moment.

    Started a new job in Cardiff back in May, which is relevant to my degree. My fiancée and I are busy working on our wedding plans for next year.

    Had a very slight setback in 2014 when I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (at the age of 31), but it's all going smoothly. The main downside to the condition is the rate at which my blood glucose level drops when I exercise It's a bit of a balancing act. It's also been quite an education - learning about the differences between Type 1 Diabetes and the much more common Type 2 Diabetes. You soon realise that there are a lot of misconceptions from people, especially as far as Type 1 Diabetes is concerned.

    The diagnosis did, however, alter my outlook on life. It's scary when I look back at when I was experiencing the symptoms in the weeks prior to the diagnosis - the blurred vision, fatigue, weight loss (I had lost a stone-and-a-half in three weeks), unquenchable thirst, frequent urination. But I was lucky that I went to see a doctor when I did. So I try to enjoy my life as much as I can, and a good work-life balance is more important to me now.
    God that is quite something to get lumbered with at 31!
    My dad has had Type 2 since his mid 60s (he's 91 now).
    As a baby i had low blood sugar (hypo-glacemia or is it hyper??) until i was around 4/5 years old.

    It is amazing how something like that alters your outlook on life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghyllred View Post
    God that is quite something to get lumbered with at 31!
    My dad has had Type 2 since his mid 60s (he's 91 now).
    As a baby i had low blood sugar (hypo-glacemia or is it hyper??) until i was around 4/5 years old.

    It is amazing how something like that alters your outlook on life.
    Yeah, apparently in most cases the onset of Type 1 takes place during childhood, so 31 is quite a late age. Type 1 is often triggered by a virus/flu, which was the case for me. After recovering from the flu I had, that's when the symptoms gradually started. Type 1 is known to be hereditary, although it can skip a generation. It's pot luck really, you could carry the gene for Type 1 without it ever being triggered for your entire life.

    That's right, low blood sugar is hypo-glacemia. Pain in the backside when I experience this, but it doesn't happen very often to me as I'm in decent control of my blood sugar levels. Mind you, always having a pack of jelly babies nearby is helpful - they get into your bloodstream quicker

    I suppose, before my symptoms and diagnosis, I had no other health issues or conditions and it can be very easy to take that for granted, so naturally the diagnosis altered my outlook on life, especially as it happened about a year after meeting my fiancée.

    My mum was diagnosed with Type 2 about six months after I was diagnosed with Type 1 (she's 72 now).

    Best wishes for your mum and dad Ghyllred, I guess it can be very difficult to accept when the first signs of frailty begin to show. You seem to have a wonderful family, which is a blessing especially in challenging times.
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    life's a piece of chip when you look at it.
    Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDilkington View Post
    You are all a figment of my imagination.
    You are also a figment of your own imagination.
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    I'm surprised no-one has expressed it yet;

    Obviously, it's like a box of chocolates.
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    Lots of challenges currently .. however, it that any different to anyone else? We all have them, constantly, and the measure of the man is how we rise up and deal with them.

    Onwards and upwards, just like our beloved Reds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AboveUsOnlySky View Post
    I'm surprised no-one has expressed it yet;

    Obviously, it's like a box of chocolates.
    Mmmmmmmmmmm, chocolates! I like Lindt balls best .. especially the original red ones. Delicious, and fattening. Fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grenny158 View Post
    Mmmmmmmmmmm, chocolates! I like Lindt balls best .. especially the original red ones. Delicious, and fattening. Fantastic.
    Don't get me started on chocolates grenny.

    You start, you finish them.

    All of them.

    It's an addiction
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    never mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by AboveUsOnlySky View Post
    I'm surprised no-one has expressed it yet;

    Obviously, it's like a box of chocolates.
    I've always thought it was a bit like Toblerone;the peaks,the troughs,the little nuggets of honey......
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    Can be tough, no doubt.
    I'm separated and living alone and abroad - my decision.
    Tough at times but cant let that get me down.
    I think once you have health there is no excuse for being constantly down.
    I must begin to find a new life now and try and make it better.
    Least I forget - a successful Liverpool would be a great help!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kas74 View Post
    I've always thought it was a bit like Toblerone;the peaks,the troughs,the little nuggets of honey......
    The rising cost...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiddlerDave View Post
    The rising cost...
    The nutty bits.
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