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Offline bear60

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Our Anniversary
« on: May 01, 2008, 10:52:25 AM »
Its been 15 years since Kurt and I met.  Since gay men (still) cannot get married here, we celebrate according to an age old tradition ( ours) of the day we first met. This is not the same as  the day we moved in together or the day we introduced ourselves to our friends as a couple or the time Kurt made us matching leather harnesses. No.... this is the 15th anniversary of when we first met. Two pozzies living happily ever after?
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 10:57:37 AM »
congratulations !....so in gay years that is like your golden anniversary right?   ;)
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Offline AlanBama

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 11:00:01 AM »
Congrats to you and Kurt, Joel!  Hope you celebrate in a big way.

Anniversary hugs,

Alan   :-*
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Offline rondrond

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 11:07:49 AM »
Happy Anniversary.  Gay years?...

ronnie
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 11:10:10 AM »
Congrats Pappy!

Hal

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008, 11:12:42 AM »
Congratulations!!!!! Have a wonderful day and life together.
Peter

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2008, 01:35:32 PM »
Joel, congratulations!  And many, many more happy years for you both!
  Luv,
Betty
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Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008, 03:52:32 PM »
Much Congrats to the loving couple... Have the best day
Michael

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008, 04:03:26 PM »
Happy Anniversary Joel and Kurt!
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Offline 27years

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2008, 04:09:24 PM »
Happy anniversary, all the best in the future
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Offline Snowangel

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2008, 05:03:55 PM »
Happy Anniversary to you both!
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Offline chm02

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2008, 05:11:56 PM »
Two pozzies living happily ever after?

Why not? That's what me and my old man are hoping for!
Happy Anniversary!
 :)

Offline mjmel

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2008, 05:12:34 PM »
Oh My! Happy Anniversary, Joel and Kurt (mystery man).

Mike

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2008, 05:58:30 PM »
Salut, congrats, happy anniversary, god speed n all - matt

(this makes me well happy)
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Offline BlueMoon

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2008, 06:12:12 PM »
Rock out with your, um, you know. . . .    ;)
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05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
02/09-- ........65.....299.....34
11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2008, 08:48:22 PM »
Hubby and I also celebrate when we first met.  This month is our 9th anniversary.  We were married in Montreal while at the '06 AMG, so we celebrate that, too.  Congratulations on your 15 years... that's like 25 in straight years!   ;)

David
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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
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05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
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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
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Offline darwin

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2008, 08:51:23 PM »
Congrates to you, Joel and Kurt.  May I ask, what is your secret??

And congrates to you, David and husband.  What's your secret?!?

Inquiring minds want to know!
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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2008, 09:17:31 PM »
Happy Anniversary!

For the 15th anniversary, the traditional gift would be crystal.
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Offline fearless

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2008, 10:07:08 PM »
Happy 15th.

Did you consumate your meeting on that special day 15 years ago!!!
Be forgiving, be grateful, be optimistic

Offline aliveinla

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2008, 10:50:14 PM »
That's so sweet, 15 years together. Me and my bf have been together for about 8.5 years now but we each find other guys to sleep with on the side, so called "open" relationship, and that's why I became poz and he isn't. So it was 1993? I was still a virgin back then.
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3/18/08: CD4 218; 26%; VL: 222K
4/24/08: CD4 402; 26%; VL: lab forgot
7/22/08: CD4 405; 25%; VL: 6,780
10/15/08: CD4 340, 26%; VL: N/A
2/4/09: CD4 394, 26%; VL: N/A
Jun 09: CD4 300, 25%; VL: 4000
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11/22/09: started Atripla
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2008, 11:03:10 PM »
Congrats! I hope you both have many more years of happiness.

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Offline Longislander

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2008, 11:11:24 PM »
Happy Anniversary guys!! Many many more years together!! ;D
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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%
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2008, 07:35:58 AM »
Joel,

Happy Anniversary!  I thought that Sid and I were the only ones who used the day we first met as our "official date".  We met on the day that Saddam invaded Kuwait -- a very important date for us, as it turned out, because 6 months later I was activated in the Reserves and sent to Iraq/Kuwait.  It makes it almost impossible to forgot our anniversary (although he does manage to be a day off more than not  ::) )  This Aug 2 will be 18 for us.

Do something special today!  Here's to many, many more happy years together.

Mike
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
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Nov05 288/18%  47,564
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May2013 691/31% <20

Offline beaubrent

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2008, 07:59:54 AM »
That post made my day. Congrats!
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Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2008, 06:01:31 PM »
Congrats studmuffins :)

Offline anniebc

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2008, 06:08:17 PM »
I love a Happy ever after story Joel, I hope you and Kurt had a great day, with many more to come.

Hugs to you both
Jan :-*
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Offline Texan38

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2008, 06:09:35 PM »
CONGRATS to you both!! Here's to a wonderful anniversary and to many more to cum!!  :-*
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Offline bear60

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2008, 12:52:13 PM »
Thank you, everyone.
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2008, 08:43:18 PM »
Congrates to you, Joel and Kurt.  May I ask, what is your secret??

And congrates to you, David and husband.  What's your secret?!?

Inquiring minds want to know!

There are several parts to our 'secret'.  One is being mutually respectful.  Another is finding something in common that we can have fun with... camping at a gay campground is one of our main fun activities.  The third is allowing ourselves to have 'fun' with others.  We keep no secrets and tell each other what we do (if we don't happen to do it together as a 3-way).  As hubby says...  "We're married, not dead.  "He told me I should add this fourth item... only one of us can be crazy at a time.  So far, for almost nine years, it's been him.  When's my turn, damnit?   ;)  Seriously, though, we balance each other's personalities nicely.

David
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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
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Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2008, 01:24:53 AM »
Congrats!  I hope you had a wonderful anniversary.
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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2008, 04:08:09 AM »
Just wondering, how are the leather harnesses holding up?

Happy Anniversary to a great man!
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2008, 08:15:06 AM »


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY GUYS !

Ray
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Offline bear60

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2008, 10:22:32 AM »
Thanks again for all the nice thoughts. We had a very nice anniversary.


Quote David:" We keep no secrets and tell each other what we do..."
...............................
Darwin ....thats certainly one of our secrets...total honesty.  I think another is allowing for compromise all the time.
........................................
Jeffery..... Oh the story of the harnesses......welll.....in fact both Kurt and I put on 20 to 30 pounds after living together for awhile.  He cooked and pampered me so I of course gained weight, and he went to the gym and took testosterone to bulk up. Which worked.  When I first met him he was buying "boys" size clothes...a 28 inch waist. Now he wears a 32 pant and has a large size shirt.  I gave him all my old shirts and bought Extra Large. The harnesses were given away.  Kurt cant fit into his chaps any more, the vest is too tight, etc etc.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2008, 01:03:37 PM »
Congratulations and many more!

A
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9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
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8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
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Offline david25luvit

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Re: Our Anniversary
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2008, 02:36:10 PM »
Congradulations Bear..............
here's hoping you have another fifteen


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY :-*
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