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Author Topic: Feeling the effects of age with HIV  (Read 2617 times)

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Offline blondbeauty

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Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« on: January 10, 2010, 10:50:24 PM »
I am 41 and today I discovered ugly hairs are starting to grow on my ears. I guess this is one of the effects of getting old being HIV +  :-\
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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 10:57:25 PM »
 Look on the bright side of it . By the time you are 80 you wont need earmuffs when its cold outside .

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 11:05:49 PM »
I don't understand what it has to do with HIV.  It's just getting older.
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 11:08:16 PM »
I am 41 and today I discovered ugly hairs are starting to grow on my ears. I guess this is one of the effects of getting old being HIV +  :-\


   Probably has more to do with getting older than anything else.  If you ever wanna have some fun, instead of trimming with clippers try plucking them out with tweezers.  My eyes are getting all watery just thinking about it.
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 11:13:41 PM »
Oh, ear hair is nothing. Just wait until you see the other fun surprises waiting for you!

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 11:14:00 PM »
I bought a eyebrow trimmer last month and it didn't seem to work very well so I pushed on it really hard and almost shaved off my right brow . I kinda freaked out and quickly did the other one to try and even it out . I hope they grow back LOL .  

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 11:14:43 PM »
Hairy ears, hairy noses and hairy eye brows...welcome to the 40's.



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Offline blondbeauty

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 11:22:26 PM »
My back is also becoming hairy... >:( >:( >:(
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Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2010, 12:53:59 AM »
I have hairs on my ears since my late teens....just have your barber use clippers on your ears when you get a trim.  Not a big deal. 

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2010, 04:21:32 AM »
I think Blond is joking about thinking its related to HIV.
Just keep it all trimmed.  Eyebrows too, when they start to get bushy. 
Only reallly old guys can get away with busy eyebrows and hairy ears - as in 70, and preferably college professors or the like. 
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Offline AndyArrow

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2010, 06:36:30 AM »
I bought a eyebrow trimmer last month and it didn't seem to work very well so I pushed on it really hard and almost shaved off my right brow . I kinda freaked out and quickly did the other one to try and even it out . I hope they grow back LOL .  

I almost fell out of my chair laughing!!!!!   Oh, I'm sorry that's not nice ... but was funny.  Poor you,  I hope they grow back quickly.

As they say getting older sucks but beats the alternatives.  ::)
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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2010, 06:56:17 AM »

Wait until the 50's.  Your eyebrows will grow together, and you can braid your noise hair.  I've got more hair growing out of my body then I ever did.  Never seem to loose any either. looking like a character from planet of the apes ! My back is starting to get hairy. Just getting older. Just another part of the body for my partner to shave.   :P  I am almost to the point, where two shaves a day
wouldn't hurt.

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Offline john33

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2010, 07:01:11 AM »
.  Your eyebrows will grow together, and you can braid your noise hair.  

I though the eyebrows growing together was a sign of madness (which could explain a lot in my case  :D)
As for the rest thats why god created trimmers

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2010, 09:45:03 AM »
I am glad not to be the only one with that problem. This morning I pulled them out with some tweezers. Painful but effective!  ;D ;D ;D I feel young again!
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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2010, 09:45:56 AM »
Just wait until you see the other fun surprises waiting for you!
When I was 18 and came home from my first semester away at college, the first words out of my mom's mouth when she saw me was, "omigod, you're so thin!". :o As she hugged me, she continued with, "omigod! and you've got gray hair!". :o By the time I was 30, it was nearly all white. Ever since then I've never been surprised by what my aging body is going to do (at least hair-wise. ;D Though I have a receding hairline, I'm not going bald like either of my younger brothers, and Ms Clairol #114 returns my hair to it's rightful shade so all is right with the world. ROFL

I am almost to the point, where two shaves a day wouldn't hurt.
Been doing that already since I was 18 too. Thankfully I've still only got a little fuzz just at my beltline on my back and down my ass to offset my hairy chest. ;)
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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2010, 11:15:40 AM »
I am 41 and today I discovered ugly hairs are starting to grow on my ears. I guess this is one of the effects of getting old being HIV +  :-\

Here is your keyword for when you get older, it's called GROOMING, and yes they actually have devices you can buy at any drug store to trim them annoying ear and noise hairs  ;D Hell I wish I could remember when I was 41........lucky you  ::)
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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2010, 05:25:16 PM »
Do you notice it more when the moon is full? [Couldn't resist.]

Offline Boo Radley

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2010, 05:51:10 PM »
Ear hairs?  That's what tweezers are for... although I usually just grab one with finger and thumb and yank hard.  Haven't had nose hairs but vaguely recall cautions about pulling them out since they may be olfactory hairs (or whatever they're called).   My eyebrows both veer off midway with a random sampling of longer hairs sticking up in a longish curl.  I attribute it to being of Scottish descent. 

If I remember to look in the mirror and comb my head hair and facial hair before leaving the house it's a good day.  With my menagerie I'm constantly combing hairs out of my mustache & beard or else swallow them unintentionally.  Even right out of the dryer my clothes have animal hair on them and I used to spend millions of dollars on lint rollers.  When I stopped buying them several manufacturers went belly up... now I shake everything before putting it on and to hell with the remaining hairs.

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Offline Cerrid

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2010, 11:58:07 AM »
Tweezers, trimmers... how unmanly! Nothing beats open flames when removing ear hairs. A swift movement with a zippo or a grill lighter, et voilá! No residues, no pain, just pure satisfaction.
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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2010, 06:34:11 PM »
Tweezers, trimmers... how unmanly! Nothing beats open flames when removing ear hairs. A swift movement with a zippo or a grill lighter, et voilá! No residues, no pain, just pure satisfaction.

If I only singed ear hairs eventually my ears would look like small clumps of zoysia grass between burnings.  Tweezers and fingers can pull out the root so it never bothers me again.  Besides, my myopia is so bad I cannot clearly see as far as my ears so would probably suffer serious lobe burns in my inept fashion.

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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2010, 09:32:43 PM »
Tweezers, trimmers... how unmanly! Nothing beats open flames when removing ear hairs. A swift movement with a zippo or a grill lighter, et voilá! No residues, no pain, just pure satisfaction.

Chuck Norris pulls his ear hairs out with his teeth while throwing spinning side kicks.... now that is one tough SOB!
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Offline randym431

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Re: Feeling the effects of age with HIV
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2010, 10:28:08 PM »
40's? OH NO!!
Thats when you can go to bed feeling great, and wake up walking with a limp wondering what the hell happened. Those sudden overnight pains that come out of nowhere and last for a couple weeks.
Your shoulder, leg, knee, arm, back...especially your back.
Its called the 40's. Hiv might make it worse, but probably not.
Wait till the eye sight starts going, hearing, weightgain just by looking at food.

Liked what someone once said about smoking and getting older...
Smoking can cut 10 years off your life, but those are the crappy years so who  cares anyway.   ;D
Woody Allen?
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