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|11-01-2012, 02:43 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Hi, my name is OP and I want to stop.
I've been drinking for the past 9 years. I went off to university when I was near 20 and it was just regular college shenanigans. In 2005/2006 I started being a heavy drinker then stopped. However, in 2009 I began drinking heavily again due to co-worker/social outings.
I'd have the usual hangovers and despite having to get up at 4am for work, i would still drink until 1 or 2 in the morning. Even then I wasn't drinking every day. Last year however, I got a sudden pain in what seemed a little under my shoulder blade and the right side below my ribcage. I thought it was just bad heartburn or back pain.
I ended up on pain medication and getting an upper GI endoscopy. It turned out to be my liver and I had a lot of fat. It was the worst week of my life. I was sober for a month then started drinking again. I've been drinking almost for a year and a month now, almost every day. I've begun to have health issues and am scared. I really want to stop and recover and I was almost afraid to make a profile here and start posting. We all have to start somewhere right?
[Sorry if this is kind of long, just a little anxious.]
|11-01-2012, 02:53 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Seas
you'll find a lot of support and encouragement here to help you quit and stay that way
As for medical issues, I think it's fair to say the sooner you quit the better any prognosis will be
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|11-01-2012, 03:08 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Learning to live again
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Welcome OP! I'm so glad you joined SR - I felt strange in the beginning, too. This place quickly became part of my life, though. I stopped after drinking for over 30 years. It still gets a bit better every day.
The more you post and read here, the less anxiety you'll feel. It's comforting to know you aren't alone with your feelings. Keep talking to us.
You are so much more than the worst thing you've
ever done. - Fr. Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries
Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Emerson
|11-01-2012, 03:10 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Social Network Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2007
((OP)) - Welcome to SR!
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)
|11-01-2012, 03:20 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Thanks everyone. I do realize that when I really think about it, I'm not the only one. I've come to learn over the past few years that I have an addictive personality and if it's not one thing it's something else. One day at a time.
I do look forward to being on here more.
|11-01-2012, 03:43 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Blog Entries: 1
hi there, im new to this also,, but just wanted to say to you, me being an ex endoscopy nurse! i know that the outcome of a fatty liver is and please do not take this as advice above your dr, it is good, i have seen it first hand, we would suggest milk thislte herbal remedy! its realy good, but under no way am i suggesting you do this without talking to you dr.
i have worked on many many cases in endo,, and its not as hard as you think to change things, hope this helps,
|11-01-2012, 03:59 PM||#9 (permalink)|
bona fido dog-lover
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Blog Entries: 31
Welcome! The first step to changing is the desire to change. You'll find a lot of support here.
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
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