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|09-14-2012, 08:43 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
One year ago today
A year ago, I was drinking around the clock. I was shaking uncontrollably if I went without a drink for even 4-5 hours. My entire body would shake. I could even feel my face twitch, my hands and entire arms shook, and so did my legs. I looked like hell. I had no appetite. I threw up 2-3 times a day.
A year ago tomorrow was when I first detoxed. I was sitting at home, and my head would not stop shaking (looking back I think I was probably on the verge of a seizure). I called my parents and my dad took me to the ER. My blood alcohol was 0.413!!! I should have been in a coma.
It only took 3 more detoxes (rolling eyes) for me to get it, but I thank God that I did get it. I'm 51 days sober now, and have never felt better. What a year it has been. I plan to never touch a drink again, and with the support from AA and SR, which help me to keep faith and courage, and to keep believing in myself, I think I can do it
Thanks for reading
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
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|09-14-2012, 10:35 PM||#4 (permalink)|
dude in recovery
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gulf Coast, TX
Blog Entries: 2
WTG bjames, keep it going.
I had the brain jolts during the last few years of my drinking and they got really bad in my detox \ early recovery, it did feel like a seizure or coma was possible at any moment. I had such a low expectation of success back then (one year ago) that I didn't bother with contacting help, in hindsight I wish I could do that part differently.
Only by the grace of God (and the help received from other alcoholics\addicts) I am alive & well today. Best wishes.
"I've never seen anyone drink themselves smart, successful or happy.
Most end up broke, bitter and alone. <anonymous>
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|09-15-2012, 09:52 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Keep moving forward!!!
Someday everything will all make sense.
For now, laugh at confusion, smile through tears,
& remind yourself that everything happens for a reason.
All Big Book quotes are from the first edition.
Linked with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
|09-15-2012, 04:00 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New England
Wonderful! You should be so proud. I should be dead too because of the amounts I was consuming...my BAL was .01 away from where respirtation usually stops. Reading your story gives me hope and inspiration. Thank you for contributing to this community and all the best to you in your continued recovery!!!
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