I’m Tony, diagnosed as type 1 at the age of 10, (37 years now!), have been on the pump since 2002. I lost my left eye in 92, but still have good vision in the right. On New Years eve 2004 I had a bicycle accident, breaking my right femur… It took the bone a full year to heal, but while healing I also developed neuropathy in both legs. The Doc says that the neuropathy isn’t due to my Diabetes, although it certainly didn’t help things, but due to the accident. I also have neuropathy in both arms/hands.
My hobbies include genealogy, photography (love those old 35mm cameras!), web page design, and ham radio. (My call sign is KD5AFE). I also collect straight razors (I also use them), shaving mugs, brushes, strops, mirrors and soap (can’t have enough razors or shaving soap lol).
Prior to becoming disabled I worked as the cutting dept in a small silk-screen shop. (I ran two machines-the die cutter and the paper shear and also made deliveries when things were slow).
Because of my handlebar moustache and eye patch I’m quite often referred to as a “pirate” by young kids, and as “cap’n” by my adult friends online. I’ll answer to anything lol.
I’m looking forward to getting to know y’all.