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Author Topic: The way we were.  (Read 7336 times)

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Offline aztecan

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2011, 10:50:43 AM »
OK, let's see if I can do this correctly.

The first photo is me in 1981 while living in Los Angeles.



The second photos me at a birthday party for a good friend.



The last photo is me at a the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco.



Edited to add: They were right side up when I copied them. I don't know why they are topsy turvy now. ???

HUGS,

Mark
« Last Edit: February 06, 2011, 10:59:55 AM by aztecan »
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2011, 10:56:40 AM »
WOOOO Ann! Sexy biatch on that Trike! Saucy and 16 :)

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2011, 11:04:13 AM »
WOW!

Excellent photos everyone! Everytime this thread pops up on my unread list, I click here first to see who else has joined in. I have enjoyed this thread very much. Seeing the selection of pictures from each of you has really made y'all feel more "real" to me.

Thanks so much for sharing so much of yourselves then and now.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

Offline wolfter

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2011, 01:29:00 PM »
OK, let's see if I can do this correctly.

The first photo is me in 1981 while living in Los Angeles.

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Absolutely handsome in that first pic.  That pic reminds me of someone I used to play with. ;D
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Offline wolfter

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2011, 01:31:29 PM »
OK Willy, waiting to see yours.  Hopefully wearing something skimpy?

And Anne, your BF is EXACTLY the type I've always been drawn to.  Tall, skinny and handsome.
Judging someone does not define them, it defines you. 

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2011, 01:32:04 PM »
Great pix Mark !

Offline wolfter

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #56 on: February 06, 2011, 01:33:03 PM »
WOW!

Excellent photos everyone! Everytime this thread pops up on my unread list, I click here first to see who else has joined in. I have enjoyed this thread very much. Seeing the selection of pictures from each of you has really made y'all feel more "real" to me.

Thanks so much for sharing so much of yourselves then and now.

Agreed!  I've enjoyed this more than I thought I would.  It was good therapy for the soul.
Judging someone does not define them, it defines you. 

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

Offline gemini20

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2011, 06:13:35 PM »
This photo is my graduation a year before diagnosis:


And this was my second graduation approximately 2 months after diagnosis; only a year later so not much difference!


And here I am, 19 years after diagnosis:


In searching for 'old' photos I realise that I have very few pictures of myself as I never liked getting in front of a camera - so it's amazing that I ended up a poster girl for an HIV campaign!


Thanks to everyone for sharing.

Emma
Diagnosed 11th September 1991
Current CD4 count 484 (26%); viral load undetectable (December 2011).
Restarting boosted Prezista 08/04/11

Online leatherman

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #58 on: February 06, 2011, 07:01:34 PM »
so it's amazing that I ended up a poster girl for an HIV campaign!
What a beautiful poster girl you are too! :-*
and just look at that big smile in all those pix!  ;D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #59 on: February 06, 2011, 08:07:53 PM »
What a beautiful poster girl you are too! :-*
and just look at that big smile in all those pix!  ;D

Her smile is priceless!  Everybody has posted some awesome pics in this thread. 

Offline Ravhyn

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2011, 10:48:15 PM »
Okay, I was so excited with some changes I made today that I wanted to share them on this thread. I took this photo about an hour ago. For the first time EVER in my life I got my eyebrows done.

Also got a hair cut (about 4-6 inches gone :( ) and we dyed it, highlighting on Wednesday. But just the two simple changes did wonders for me towards my self esteem.

April 2006 - Sero-Conversion
December 2009 - Diagnosed
Jan 2010- VL 3,800 CD4 152
Summer 2010 VL UD, CD4 over 200
September 2010 VL UD, CD4 324
March 2011 VL UD, CD4 477
May 2011 VL UD, 338

Offline rondrond

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #61 on: February 07, 2011, 02:17:28 PM »
My 18th birthday....I was sleeping...so it started in my bed  ::)

Like Mark...everything got topsy turvy..... :D

My Aunt Fay and cousins had come down from Michigan and that is my kissing cousin Debbie (surprise..she is a lesbian) who first introduced me to that spray called 'sun-in'....it was my intro to my love affair with Lady Clairol.

The top middle was the day of their arrival....the others are after the application of sun-in.....notice how my shorts got shorter with my blond hair. The top left....oh dear...we went to Six Flags.....as you can see that after this day was over...there was no doubt in anyones mind that this boy was gay.... ::) ::)






And..then we come to my birthday in 1993. Yes, for my 40th birthday, I went to have a special test as all my friends were getting...sick...and insisted. This was taken at work at the Fort Worth State School where I worked with juvenile offenders. ....it is probably about two hours before I got the info, over the phone, that I was HIV positive...might want to make an appointment at the AOC.

"I may not be exactly where I want to be, but I sure as Hell am not where I was"
Wynnona Judd

Diagnosed/HIV
1993
AZT
Norvir
1994-2001
Crixivan/Epivir/Zerit
No Meds for 7 Years

04jul07/DVT-right leg/Bi Lateral PE's     
16oct08/DVT-left leg
Sept '09  6 blood clots in left arm
Coumadin 5mgs
                                     
Atenolol/50mg/2x
Hydrochlorth 25mg/1x
Gemfibrozil/300mgs/2X
Symbicort
Proventil Inhaler
Potassium
Rhinocort


*APR 08~Viramune/Truvada
March08  CD4 330 23% VL 452.000 
*Jan09 Med change~Epzicom/Viramune

Aug09   CD4 523 23%  VL<48
Diagnosed: COPD
Dec 2013: CD4 645 45% VL 49
Med Change: Viramune/Epivir/Ziagen/Isentress

Offline wolfter

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #62 on: February 07, 2011, 03:13:19 PM »
Nice pics.  Sun In, my drug of choice of the 80's.  Added with the chlorine of the pool and a full day of sunning, would give us that sexy bronze look like we were construction workers. Well maybe not the actual workers, but possibily the supervisors.
Judging someone does not define them, it defines you. 

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

Offline wolfter

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2011, 06:06:41 PM »
I have so often mentioned my older brother.  Maybe he's the reason I've always been attracted to taller skiinny guys...lol  I found this pic on my mum's facebook page.  He doesn't like the gay lifestyle and I've always played it to the T with him.  I think I can officially blame it on him since he was older. 
Judging someone does not define them, it defines you. 

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

Offline wolfter

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Re: The way we were.
« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2011, 06:10:15 PM »
Who in the hell dresses their kids that way?
Judging someone does not define them, it defines you. 

True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice.

 


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