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|05-13-2013, 09:21 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2013
Made it through detox!
It wasn't intentional for me. I had no plan to quit drinking, however I had to quit drinking for a kidney stone removal and the meds that were requred for recovery. That was 4 days in.
Day 5 I went back to work, and had a disorientation spell at the end of the day. Had a friend drive me home that day. Took the next day off (6) to see doctor about high blood pressure and wham! That is when my detox started because I blacked out and the doctor recognized the sign.
Was in hospital 5 days, had siezure on day 7 or 8. I don't even know because I was out of it. One thing I remember is I came around a bit and found my hands and feet strapped down. Not a good memory.
I am at home now. 11 days alcohol free. Never plan to do that again. Have my first AA meeting tonight. I am free and plan to stay that way. I know it will be a long journey, but I am positive I can do it.
Just my little bit of info and an introduction to my story. BTW: I was drinking a pint a day for the last 3 years.
|05-13-2013, 09:30 AM||#2 (permalink)|
bona fido dog-lover
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Blog Entries: 31
to SR! And congrats on your eleven days. I'm sorry you had such a bad detox but at least you're sober now and determined to stay that way.
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
|05-13-2013, 10:13 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Canine Welfare Advocate
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Norfolk, VA
Blog Entries: 22
Thanks for your post. Lot of people coming here for the first time seem to question the advice to see a doctor and quit under a doctor's supervision. Your experience is why that is suggested.
|05-13-2013, 04:10 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Social Network Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New York
Welcome au457 and Congratulations on 11 days! I'm happy to hear you're at home and safely detoxed.
Let us know how the Meeting goes.
Best Wishes To You!
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|05-14-2013, 10:33 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2013
Thank you for the warm welcome!
My first meeting went well. Got to meet a lot of people with the same problem as me and hearing their personal stories sounded very similar to mine.
I would definitely recommend medical supervision when going through detox because you are on a fine line between life and death. I didn't know that until I researched the subject after my experience.
Again, thanks for the warm welcome.
One day at a time!
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|05-14-2013, 10:50 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Oregon U.S.
Thanks for sharing. I was a beer drinker and stopped drinking one day and was lucky to not have any major problems. I was only prepared for the difficulties of not drinking and not for any medical problems. It's important to know how dangerous it can be and to always talk to a doc first. Glad you made it and that you joined SR.
|05-14-2013, 10:51 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
I'm really glad things worked out well for you.
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