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Author Topic: I Passed The Test  (Read 1827 times)

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Offline bear60

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I Passed The Test
« on: June 18, 2007, 03:52:21 PM »
My biggest challenge after almost 8 months with out smoking came when we went camping this past weekend.  This is not just any old camping trip but to a Private, members only, GAY campground. Clothing optional. We used to have 8 to 10 people in our camp group. Most of us smoked.  I could go thru 2 packs a day easy. There was nothing to do but smoke and eat and drink and smoke some more and sit around the fire and smoke and sit around the pool and watch the naked guys and smoke and have sex and smoke.
I passed....not one cigarette this time. Even tho one of our now small group still smokes. And even tho we went to a party where cigars were the featured item.
 This time our camping experience was very bittersweet.  Last time we went camping Jim was with us and now Jim is dead and all his leather and camp gear belongs to Steve who was along with us for his FIRST camp experience.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline englishgirl

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 04:02:15 PM »
good work - im about to give up so i hope i manage to follow your good example. especially if my reward is lots of naked guys!!
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Offline David_CA

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 04:05:14 PM »
Congrats on not smoking.  It gets a LOT easier.  I've not smoked cigarettes in over 16 years now ;D!  I know you had fun at the campground; did you work on your no-lines tan?  We'll be at a similar campground farther south for the July 4th holiday.  I can't wait!

David

(edited for a damned typo!)
« Last Edit: June 18, 2007, 10:31:02 PM by David_NC »
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02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
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Offline bear60

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007, 04:06:41 PM »
englishgirl........ I wanted a cigarette so bad....but the actual physical need seems to be gone. Even the beer tasted better.  Oh did I mention.....at one party there was free beer?
Thanks David.... no lines tan?....of course.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2007, 04:10:41 PM by bear60 »
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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007, 04:35:43 PM »
Good for you, Bear. WELL DONE!

Work on finding something enjoyable to replace the pleasure of smoking. I have faith in you. You'll come up with something, buddy.
Andy Velez

Offline newbernswiss

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007, 05:40:02 PM »
 ;DBear I have to ask...siince there was no cigs to smoke did u have more sex? How did u satisfy your oral fixation with no cigs???? ::)

Offline anniebc

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2007, 06:25:57 PM »
Good for you Bear, I know how hard it can be, I plan on giving up after my SF trip.

No tan lines...now that must have been fun... ;)

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline Nico

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2007, 07:41:26 PM »
Bear,
Good job!  I quit in 1988.  Don't miss the damn things.  Looks like you and David will need to prove "no tan lines" to the rest of us inquiring boys and some curious girls in SF....yum!   :o

Rog
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Offline Basquo

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2007, 09:23:54 PM »
Good for you Bear, I know how hard it can be, I plan on giving up after my SF trip.

Oh boy!  I'm planning on giving up after SF as well, but not until November 15.  That's the day my hospital campus is going smoke-free, vistors, patients, staff, everyone!  I'm chairperson of an employee advisory group who will likely be involved in the campaign, so it'd be a good PR thing if I did...and they're going to give us free Nicoderm.  Smokes recently went up over a dollar here in Texas, and I'm not getting any younger...

...but ironically my boyfriend says it doesn't bother him at all, "at all," he says...yet I still smoke outside when we're spending time together.  I just hope I don't regain all the weight I've lost when it happens, and driving a thousand miles during the holidays will be the real test!

Offline David_CA

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2007, 10:30:10 PM »
Bear,
Good job!  I quit in 1988.  Don't miss the damn things.  Looks like you and David will need to prove "no tan lines" to the rest of us inquiring boys and some curious girls in SF....yum!   :o

Rog

Hmmm....    ;)
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline Longislander

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2007, 11:13:24 PM »
way to go Bear! That was a hell of a test, for sure~
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
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5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline egello

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2007, 12:20:37 AM »
having PCP past winter finally made me quit for good

so you guys have sex with all 8-10 people? together? at the same time?
Reyataz / Norvir / Truvada/ Androgel 5 g / 2 days
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2/22/07 197 T, 247 V, 6.8 %
3/27/07 164 T, <50 V, 5.4 %
5/28/07 177 T, <50 V, 8.2 %
7/28/07 214 T, <50 V, 9.6 %
10/3/07 380 T, <50 V, 10 % no more Mepron, Famvir

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2007, 09:58:56 AM »
Way to go! I only wish I could have been there to have seen your... accomplishment! ;D

Offline bear60

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2007, 10:05:10 AM »
GSO.....I only wish you had been there!!!
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline David_CA

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Re: I Passed The Test
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2007, 10:38:41 AM »
GSO.....I only wish you had been there!!!

Yeah, maybe he could even have lent a 'helping hand' .... not that you needed one of course, but I'm just saying.


David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

 


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