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Author Topic: POZ Before and after 21 years...  (Read 4565 times)

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Offline Jacques

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POZ Before and after 21 years...
« on: May 21, 2008, 12:45:21 AM »
Yesterday, as it was my day off at work and was kinda chilly outside, I decided to stay home and do some cleaning. While proceeding, I came to that old shoe box containing all my family pictures. Could not resist to open it and take a look at those old  family scenes. But  was I surprised to pick and old photograph of me that I had  forgotten. I looked at the verso and it was written : August 1986.

Gosh that was  exactly one year before I turned  poz !  ::)  I looked at it carefully and finally decided to compare it with one taken a few weeks ago, just to see what exactly as changed in my face after 21 years of hiv.  So here  they are : 

1 yr before

21 yrs after


Well, I don't know if some will agree, but I think I look better now than 22 yrs ago.  :-[

Jacques



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Jacques
Living positively since 1987
latest lab :july 2010
Undetectable Cd4 1080
43% on Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline BT65

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 08:37:54 AM »
You look good in both pictures.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline redhotmuslbear

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 09:10:24 AM »
I like your avatar pic most! 

In the 80s we were such fashion victims.  I went on a search for photos from 20-plus years ago recently, and I knew what a stark physical contrast there would be between me in my early 20s and me today.  My partner and my more recent friends were astonished by the difference.  Though I may have been Out and Proud as a Gay man then, I was uncomfortable in my own body--I weighed 30 pounds less than I do know, but with a waist four inches larger.  In the few photos which I allowed in that era, I am trying to hide in my clothes or in the background, while today I'll get shirtless or naked at the drop of a hat.

Cheers,
David
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - BF Skinner
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Offline Peter Staley

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 10:33:09 AM »
Well, I don't know if some will agree, but I think I look better now than 22 yrs ago.  :-[

Agreed!

Offline aztecan

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 11:43:14 AM »
Hey Jacques,

Oh, those 70s mustaches!  ;D

You look great. If I didn't know better, I'd swear you'd been using Oil of Delay (age that is)!  ;)

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline bear60

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008, 12:13:48 PM »
Hi Jacques
Great mustaches!

Joel aka bear
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline AlanBama

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008, 12:31:38 PM »
Jaques,  I think you look great "before" and "after" !

When I look at photos of myself from "pre-AIDS" days, it is like looking at a different person....so I'd say you are very fortunate.

hugs,

Alan  :-*
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Offline dixieman

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008, 05:12:10 PM »
I think your looking Mighty Fine in both pictures... John

Offline Jacques

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2008, 11:38:13 PM »

Thanks  all. 

Well, I don't know what I should  add to my  post. I know that many of you are suffering body changes and I sincerely sympathize. As Alan said : I'm fortunate and I realize it.  My mirror is reflecting an image of a young looking man but inside the reality is quite differant. Some days I feel like I was 80 years old   :'(  , trying not to show constent fatigue, joint pains, legs stiffness and so much more that became part of my life but should not happen at my age. (..that I won't reveal  :P)

Hey Jacques,
If I didn't know better, I'd swear you'd been using Oil of Delay (age that is)!  ;)

HUGS,

Mark


Mark, you big mouth  !  ;D

love you all,

Jacques
Jacques
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latest lab :july 2010
Undetectable Cd4 1080
43% on Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline joemutt

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008, 07:25:31 AM »
You look better on the 2nd pic  :)

Offline weasel

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2008, 09:15:05 AM »
second picture MUCH erotic !
 full view  please  ! , pretty please !

                                          Karl
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Offline OneTampa

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2008, 09:04:25 PM »
I think you look younger in the second picture.
"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

Offline Jacques

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Re: POZ Before and after 21 years...
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2008, 12:32:18 AM »
Hey,  thanks  guys.

Well, the secret of staying young is :  Live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age..... Lucille Ball.

bisous

Jacques




Jacques
Living positively since 1987
latest lab :july 2010
Undetectable Cd4 1080
43% on Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

 


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