| Welcome to the Sober Recovery Community |
Already registered? Login above ---^
To take advantage of all Posting, Chatting, Gaming, and all the features available at SoberRecovery, join the over 100,000 current members, and become a member of our supportive community today! Ads will no longer appear on the forums, once you register.
|08-25-2012, 10:25 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
7 Weeks Sober
I'll be 7 weeks sober tomorrow and I must admit that the past 2 days have been the toughest yet in my recovery. I was having a pretty good week, productive, eating healthily and feeling positive and then 'bang', I felt I'd been in a fight with a steam roller. I've been exhausted, emotional, angry and haven't moved my backside off the sofa all day much to my kids annoyance.
The brain feels very foggy and I have an acute pain in my head which is niggling rather than painful. I do feel a little better however for forcing myself to go for a 30 minute walk which has helped.
I have come to expect these unpleasant periods from past sobriety attempts but they are no less very frustrating, particularly when you can have days/weeks of feeling pretty good and feel like you're making real progress. I am happy to say that the worst of the past 2 days is over and the 'brain fog it's lifting, hopefully not to return for a good while yet.
I take comfort in the fact that I didn't succumb to alcohol this weekend and it only adds to my resolve to never drink again. As I've said before (and as my wife reminded me last night) we don't want to go through this again!
Well, off to tuck the kids in to bed and give them a big kiss. Didn't do anything with them today and feel pretty bad about it but there were plenty of days like that when I was drinking. At least today was for a very good reason!
I'm as determined and focused as ever to beat this. Thanks for listening
|08-25-2012, 10:31 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Blog Entries: 8
Hey Julynine ,
great to hear that determination ,
I seem to have a "hangover light" every few weeks , suppose it serves as a reminder in a way,
Ups and downs still happen, it's how we deal with them that counts. gave up 3rd sept 2011.
I post because i have some experience , not because i have any answers for you .
|The Following User Says Thank You to mecanix For This Useful Post:|| |
|08-25-2012, 11:10 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Clear Eyes Full Heart
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: New England
Good for you JulyNine! Join us on the July thread sometime
Definitely have bouts of feeling great and feeling notsogreat, I'm a week behind you. The bad days are coming less and less though, and sleep is finally settling down a little. You'll probably feel better tomorrow so stick with it!!
|08-25-2012, 11:18 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cheshire, N.W England
I think your amazing. I'm on day 7 and can't wait to be on week 7. It sounds like forever away.
Thinking about it, people get good and bad days, whether alcoholics or not, so I think we just have to take each day as it comes. Us alcoholics more so.
I'm please for you that you didn't succumb last night, it gives hope to people like me.
I was a disgrace, but now I'm just Grace!
Sober birthday: 19 August 2012
“The booze makes you a liar and the lies you tell yourself are the biggest.”
― J.D. Ruskin, When One Door Opens
|The Following User Says Thank You to Grace2 For This Useful Post:|| |
|08-25-2012, 11:32 AM||#5 (permalink)|
bona fido dog-lover
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Blog Entries: 31
Congrats on your seven weeks sober!!
I'd rather live in my car with my dogs than live in a castle without them.
Dogs may not be our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.
Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day. -Albert Camus
Find the good and praise it. - Alex Haley
|The Following User Says Thank You to least For This Useful Post:|| |
|08-25-2012, 11:39 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Water's Edge
Blog Entries: 2
You are doing great. I think the periods of fog and tiredness will be fading, each week a bit better. Your family notices all the good changes and they are happy just to have you there with them. Good for you for sticking to this, Julynine.
|08-25-2012, 02:21 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Present Moment
Thrilled to read this July 9
You're talking all of this thru and that's a really good thing....the ole brain is getting it
~ The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel ~
~Whatever you put ahead of your recovery...you will lose~
|08-25-2012, 02:47 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Seas
Check this link out - I'm not a Dr, but I found this useful for me, you too
may find some parallels?
PAWS « Digital Dharma
Please do consider seeing a Dr if that pain in your head persists, tho, Julynine....
Congrats on 7 weeks
|08-25-2012, 03:48 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Social Network Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2007
((Julynine)) - Congratulations on 7 weeks sober!! For most of us, we drank/used for a long time. It takes a while for our brains to re-wire itself to where it doesn't expect that stuff. You are doing great!
Hugs and prayers,
"I'm not where I want to be, but thank God I'm not where I used to be" - Joyce Meyer
"You got what it takes you can win, today is your day to begin. - Shania Twain
(Tinker, Elvis [RIP], Patches and Mots - Mouth Of The South)
|Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)|
|National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers |
| Drug Rehab |
Best Treatment Center |
Detox Center |
Residential Treatment Center |
Cocaine/Crack Treatment | Alcohol Rehab | Heroin/Oxycontin Treatment Center | Crystal Meth Treatment | Marijuana Treatment | Methadone Treatment | Suboxone Treatment
|Local Treatment Resources and Events |
| Alabama |
Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine
Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire
New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island
South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennesee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming
| || |