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Old 03-24-2017, 10:28 AM
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UPDATE: A fifth a day, recently became bad

It's been one week without a drink. I'm done counting days, I'm counting weeks now

Idk if this sounds bizarre, but I stabbed my hunting knife through the last bottle I bought, and keep it on my dresser, knife through it and all. I'm a pretty symbolic person, and doing that made me feel like I hammered the last nail in the coffin of my biggest demon.

I'll continue to post here still, thanks a lot everyone. You're all great people
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Old 03-24-2017, 10:46 AM
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Congrats on the First of many weeks!!
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:45 PM
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Thanks for the update. I remember how bad you were feeling.
Keep it up!
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Old 03-24-2017, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Crandar View Post
It's been one week without a drink. I'm done counting days, I'm counting weeks now

Idk if this sounds bizarre, but I stabbed my hunting knife through the last bottle I bought, and keep it on my dresser, knife through it and all. I'm a pretty symbolic person, and doing that made me feel like I hammered the last nail in the coffin of my biggest demon.

I'll continue to post here still, thanks a lot everyone. You're all great people

I am still in my first week. It has been rough with detox/withdrawal symptoms.
Was your first week rough? My worst symptoms are stomach bloating and a red, puffy face. I take anxiety meds, so that hasn't been too bad. I have work again tomorrow, so hopefully my symptoms lessen.

I know when I went to rehab in December, it took 2 weeks for my symptoms to subside.

Any thoughts or encouragement appreciated.
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:06 PM
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sounds like you are doing good Crandar.

Today I am exactly 5 months sober so I am counting weeks and months instead of days.

I met a guy at AA yesterday that has a sobriety date in 1975 - and he still goes to meetings regularly and sponsors people.
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I met a guy at AA yesterday that has a sobriety date in 1975 - and he still goes to meetings regularly and sponsors people.
That was the year my parents got married!
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:28 PM
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Congrats on a week Crandar, and I think continuing to post here is a great idea too!
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Great on one week Crandar! Git Er Done!
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A whole week - how fabulous, Crandar. You are doing this.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:26 PM
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Congratulations Crandar!!! One week is a big deal. Your post reads really good and you're doing this. Reminded me of my last time I drank, I knew I was done and alcohol was giving me nothing anymore. Thank you for your post, I am super grateful to read it. Good luck and many prayers
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Well done, Crandar. Stick around and keep us posted! It's good to have you here.
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I am so happy for you, Crandar.

Power on!!!!!

Sobriety rocks.
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Elly235,
You are honouring yourself in the best possible way, be proud! Hugs.
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So good to see you here, like me, looking for peace. Hugs.
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Old 03-25-2017, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Elly235 View Post
I am still in my first week. It has been rough with detox/withdrawal symptoms.
Was your first week rough? My worst symptoms are stomach bloating and a red, puffy face. I take anxiety meds, so that hasn't been too bad. I have work again tomorrow, so hopefully my symptoms lessen.

I know when I went to rehab in December, it took 2 weeks for my symptoms to subside.

Any thoughts or encouragement appreciated.
Yes the withdrawal hurts, but the pain is far less intense than what I was feeling after downing a fifth a night. You can do this!

I'm starting to enjoy activities and hobbies that I gave up on because I was too drunk to care. Maybe try to find activities that keep you entertained?

I'd say yesterday was the first day I woke up without any major withdrawal symptoms, so that would be the day 8 Mark. I still have trouble sleeping without a sleep aid, but the shakiness and anxiety feels like it's gone.

Being sober feels so much better. I actually "feel" again, and am much more empathetic. I nearly lost everything in my life, and I'm glad that I came here, and admitted that I needed help.

It's never too late to clean up buddy, stay strong.
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Also going to the gym has been great for me mentally and physically! I've never been a gym guy, but I decided to give it a shot and I don't regret it at all!
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Also going to the gym has been great for me mentally and physically! I've never been a gym guy, but I decided to give it a shot and I don't regret it at all!
Great!!!! It really helps to stay busy and seek health in many ways.

So happy for you, Crandar.

Hope you find, as I have, that sobriety and recovery truly rock!!!
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Originally Posted by Elly235 View Post
I am still in my first week. It has been rough with detox/withdrawal symptoms.
Was your first week rough? My worst symptoms are stomach bloating and a red, puffy face. I take anxiety meds, so that hasn't been too bad. I have work again tomorrow, so hopefully my symptoms lessen.

I know when I went to rehab in December, it took 2 weeks for my symptoms to subside.

Any thoughts or encouragement appreciated.
Hi and welcome Elly

The first week is rough for most I think - was for me.

You'll find a lot of support here - but if you start your own thread you'll get more responses

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Also going to the gym has been great for me mentally and physically! I've never been a gym guy, but I decided to give it a shot and I don't regret it at all!
Staying active is a great tool in sobriety!
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