1,000 Days

Old 04-03-2016, 07:42 AM
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1,000 Days

Hi all.

I visited this forum over many years with many different usernames, I haven't checked in for a long time. It's a great place that helped me out at many different times in my life, the work you guys do and the community spirit is fantastic for people in need. I still read often.

I, today, am quietly celebrating 1,000 days sober. I had my last drink Sunday night 07/07/2013. I had drank for pretty much all of the June and the first week of July. Eventually had terrible DTs where I heard things, saw things, pretty much lost my mind. I stopped drinking, doctor gave me valium (I hadn't slept for weeks), woke up clean, sober, exhausted, free.

It has not been easy. I'm not really here to spread anything new or spout the best theories or practices, there are many people here more devoted and far more knowledgeable than me to help you with that.

What I do represent, however, is the proof of a happier, free, sober life. I have went from hallucinations, unemployment, vomit, diarrhoea, itchiness, self loathing, loneliness, worthlessness to employment, a fantastic partner, health, laughter, worth, becoming a step father and six weeks ago a biological father. I am now in a position where I am there for my partner and my kids, something I could never have dreamed of when I was drinking.

This isn't a post for self congratulation, I just want people to read this and to know that there is a future. It's not perfect, there are bad days, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I will forever be in debt to this forum as well as my other sobriety tools.

Much love.
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Congratulations Silence!

Thank you for such an inspiring post.
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You deserve all the congratulation in the world, self or otherwise.

Standng ovation!
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:01 AM
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Congrats on 1,000 days sober!
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That's wonderful, Silence12!

It's so great to hear from people who may not have remained active on SR but have achieved a life in sobriety and recovery. I also appreciate you sharing the transitions in your life made possible in recovery. Congratulations on the new baby and the other accomplishments in your life.

Thank you for sharing this inspirational milestone.
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You go.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:21 AM
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Congrats! That is terrific
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:37 AM
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Totally AWESOME post!...Congrats on a 1000 days. Really good stuff.
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:11 PM
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What a great post! Thanks so much and congratulations on being a dad (again).
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Oh wow congratulations hun xxx
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That's one of the best posts I've read on here. Great job silence12!
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Congratultions silence
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Old 04-03-2016, 04:21 PM
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There truly is light at the end of the tunnel. In the beginning we are not sure there is any hope. We see no light. Then one day we see a tiny pinprick of light. On goods days it seems to grow a little brighter on bad it all but vanishes. Then there comes a time that we can not deny the light. It is there everyday and it just keeps getting brighter. Eventually the light is all around us and the darkness is a thing of the past.
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1000 is wonderful..thank you for sharing your milestone it is inspiring.
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This was really awesome to read; I got sober in 2012 and it always makes me smile when I see others around the same time-frame -
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1000 days- wow what an achievement, thanks for posting, you deserve both self and our congratulations.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:21 PM
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Congrats on 1000 days, and on becoming a dad!! I really enjoyed your post and glad things are going well.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:35 PM
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Wow, what a difference in that time period! Thank you for sharing. That gives me hope.
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