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Offline nytquill17

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I'm celebrating today!
« on: 03 April 2018, 06:47:46 PM »
Today the registrar at my former university has officially awarded me a master's degree. I'm so excited I could burst! It's taken me four years - five really if you count when I first had the idea and started applying to the program. And it's been a hard slog at times, but also very rewarding. And of course I've since signed up to do it all over again with a PhD at a different university! Glutton for punishment, me.


I wanted to invite you all to celebrate with me, of course (in spirit anyway!) and also to thank the forum for being such a wonderful support system (and not only for diabetes-related things). You lot really are invaluable to me and as I mark this milestone I am glad for all of you! Thank you :)
T1 DX 1995
Omnipod since 06/04/18 (Novorapid)
 
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"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
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Offline Paulines7

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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #1 on: 03 April 2018, 07:41:35 PM »
Many Congratulations Nytquill17.  You should be so proud of yourself, so enjoy your celebrations.   :red_wine :red_wine :mandysballoon: :mandysballoon:

What subject have you been studying? 
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017. 47 Feb 2018. 50 Jul 2018. Pacemaker fitted 2008 - replaced 2017.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #2 on: 03 April 2018, 07:53:19 PM »
Linguistics. My thesis looked at how people who speak more than one language will sometimes use words from one language in order to get at specific nuances and shades of meaning that don't translate well. I took 25 hours of video and audio recordings of people from Alberta, Canada and from Maine in the US talking in French and English, found the most common English words that they used out of all of that, and looked at how and when they were using them to see if they had any special meanings or uses for them!
T1 DX 1995
Omnipod since 06/04/18 (Novorapid)
 
  ~-~-~-~
"If you can't ride, can you fall?"
"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.
"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying, and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"
"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
  ~C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
  ~-~-~-~
"There is no answer; seek it lovingly."

Offline sedge

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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #3 on: 03 April 2018, 08:15:52 PM »
Congratulations, brill !
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #4 on: 03 April 2018, 11:14:26 PM »
Today the registrar at my former university has officially awarded me a master's degree. I'm so excited I could burst! It's taken me four years - five really if you count when I first had the idea and started applying to the program. And it's been a hard slog at times, but also very rewarding. And of course I've since signed up to do it all over again with a PhD at a different university! Glutton for punishment, me.

I wanted to invite you all to celebrate with me, of course (in spirit anyway!) and also to thank the forum for being such a wonderful support system (and not only for diabetes-related things). You lot really are invaluable to me and as I mark this milestone I am glad for all of you! Thank you :)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #5 on: 03 April 2018, 11:25:13 PM »
Nyt!  I am moved to tears!


LOVE YOU, YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH AN ASSET TO THIS FORUM.  YES I AM SHOUTING,
CONGRATULATIONS,
 :mandysballoon: :mandysballoon: :mandysballoon: :red_wine








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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #6 on: 03 April 2018, 11:28:40 PM »
Useless artistic stuff on the iPad, but seriously... I think you are one of the most amazing people I have ever known.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #7 on: 03 April 2018, 11:57:19 PM »
Linguistics. My thesis looked at how people who speak more than one language will sometimes use words from one language in order to get at specific nuances and shades of meaning that don't translate well. I took 25 hours of video and audio recordings of people from Alberta, Canada and from Maine in the US talking in French and English, found the most common English words that they used out of all of that, and looked at how and when they were using them to see if they had any special meanings or uses for them!

I'm wondering if Strine might be a useful inclusion on your PhD course; unfortunately Afferbeck Lauder's book is now out of print. Oops - I tell a lie! A search found Let Stalk Strine / Nose Tone Unturned

Not really your field but you may find it fun if you ever come across it. It is based on the Australian tendency to drop most vowels as useless impediments to speech and shorten words whenever possible. A few examples which will only make sense if spoken aloud:

MNX: breakfast, low carb.
Egg Nishner: device to keep a room cool.
Cancel: mob of crooks who force house owners to pay rates.
Emma Chisit: request for the price
etc..
 
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
There is nothing I could eat I like more than my eyes.
Type 2 Diabetes - A Personal Journey (latest: Slow Cooked Beef Brisket)
Born Under a Wandering Star (Surviving Long-haul Flights in Cattle Class)

Offline Venomous

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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #8 on: 04 April 2018, 01:48:50 PM »
Yay! Congratulations!!
T2 and PCOS. Just had large serous adenofibroma removed with ovary and fallopian tube. Bp is now normal!

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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #9 on: 04 April 2018, 02:05:56 PM »
 :star: :star: :star: Well done Nyt, well deserved  :star: :star: :star:   ;D
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 FBG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9%
Jan 2018 51/6.8% Chol 5.9
Sept 2018 47/6.4% Chol 4.8
Metformin SR 2g, Doxazosin 4mg, Lansoprazole 30mg, Fexofenadine 180mg Co-Codamol 30/500g  Amitriptyline 20mg
Toujeo/NovoRapid, Allergic 2 Levemir

Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #10 on: 04 April 2018, 02:10:52 PM »
Linguistics. My thesis looked at how people who speak more than one language will sometimes use words from one language in order to get at specific nuances and shades of meaning that don't translate well. I took 25 hours of video and audio recordings of people from Alberta, Canada and from Maine in the US talking in French and English, found the most common English words that they used out of all of that, and looked at how and when they were using them to see if they had any special meanings or uses for them!

I'm wondering if Strine might be a useful inclusion on your PhD course; unfortunately Afferbeck Lauder's book is now out of print. Oops - I tell a lie! A search found Let Stalk Strine / Nose Tone Unturned

Not really your field but you may find it fun if you ever come across it. It is based on the Australian tendency to drop most vowels as useless impediments to speech and shorten words whenever possible. A few examples which will only make sense if spoken aloud:

MNX: breakfast, low carb.
Egg Nishner: device to keep a room cool.
Cancel: mob of crooks who force house owners to pay rates.
Emma Chisit: request for the price
etc..

Took me a while to get Egg Nishner  :)

We went to Florida a few years ago & did a 'trip' on a swamp boat, the locals were pretty scary and someone described them as Jeet Chets (need to say it out loud) we didn't hang around after the boat trip  :eek:
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 FBG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9%
Jan 2018 51/6.8% Chol 5.9
Sept 2018 47/6.4% Chol 4.8
Metformin SR 2g, Doxazosin 4mg, Lansoprazole 30mg, Fexofenadine 180mg Co-Codamol 30/500g  Amitriptyline 20mg
Toujeo/NovoRapid, Allergic 2 Levemir

Offline GrammaBear

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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #11 on: 04 April 2018, 02:58:26 PM »
Congratulations Nyt.  You surely have worked very hard to earn this degree.
Enjoy your celebration.
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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #12 on: 04 April 2018, 03:01:42 PM »
And the UK sister publication teaching us how to speak Bristle.

(Bristle being the English city on the Severn estuary, where the Clifton Suspension Bridge is situated, immediately below south Wales)  (old south Wales Alan, not your 'New' one)
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #13 on: 05 April 2018, 10:14:51 AM »
Well Done You !!!!
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6) 04/18 46 (6.4)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
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Re: I'm celebrating today!
« Reply #14 on: 07 April 2018, 10:29:44 AM »
YOU ARE A STAR!!!!  COULDN'T BE MORE PLEASED.  YES I AM SCREAMING TOO COS IT'S A LONG WAY TO CANADA!!!!