Notices we are. 3 years.

Old 03-01-2019, 05:52 PM
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:26 PM
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Congrats Bulldog!

It's been a privilege watching you grow in recovery over the last 3 years. That may be one of the best parts about this site, getting to see miracles unfold over time and watching the transformation they cause.
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:04 PM
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Thanks for all the kind words, I really appreciate it.

I had kind of a huge celebration with family and friends. Courtesy of a surprise my wife sprang on me.

It was kind of amazing.

A bunch of us went out to dinner and had a blast. We ended up coming home and talking with old neighbors and friends through most of the night.

A bunch of kids stayed over and we ended up with a house full of people.

After we got up and ate breakfast, I went with some old friends and went shooting and my old country a$$ went and rode ATVs for the first time in a long time.

It was awesome. I was too tired to post last night.

thanks again.
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by August252015 View Post
Congratulations! Love hearing this - 3 feels great and I hope you have a great 4th year (me too!). Keep going.
Congratulations to both of you on your sobriety.

3 years is a milestone birthday.

I get a lot out of what both of you add to our forums.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:13 PM
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Congrats on 3 years Bulldog! What an amazing turnaround from three years ago!
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Old 03-27-2019, 06:07 PM
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There was a time when I couldn't get out of bed without a drink.

There was a time when I didn't go 30 minutes without consuming alcohol unless I was unconscious.

Three years ago, I was without hope that I would ever recover from this.

I was dying. I had organ damage and I was drinking myself to death.

I had made videos for my loved ones saying my goodbyes.

Then one day almost by accident but now I think by divine intervention, a couple of people took a few minutes out of their lives to save mine.

Today, I am 3 years sober and I've never felt better.

I don't really think about alcohol anymore although I'm always talking about recovery.

I'm still rebuilding...I'm still working on being a better husband and father, friend and family member.

Today...most days...I smile...A lot.

I'm so happy I didn't give up this time.

Thank you for being there for me...for supporting me when I find it hard to stand on my own and thank you for helping me learn how to live again.
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:31 PM
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3 years, 1 month and 1 day!
I'm sorry I missed your 3 year mark bulldog. But CONGRATULATIONS man. Keep going!!
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:33 PM
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thanks for all the kind words. heh...and today is 37 months!!!

I'm really proud of that.

If I can do this, anyone can.

I was, I think, the worst kind of drunk. I was always rationalizing and trying to analyze my way out of this mess.

For a long time I really thought I could beat it. That perhaps I could out think it, taper off it, medicate myself through

The smartest thing I ever did was get super simple about the approach.

I was physically addicted.....I went to the hospital
I had issues...I got therapy.
I wanted to drink early on. I didn't no matter how bad at times I wanted to.

In the end, I just had to hang in there long enough for the insanity to stop and the demon to get weak because I was gonna be relentless about this.

Then one day I stopped obsessing about it and now It almost never crosses my mind.

I'm always saying "Everyday I talk about recovery but I almost never think about drinking." It's a peace I hope everyone one day gets.

Life is good. Not without some scary F'in s#it...but I'm a lot better at managing it than I used to be.
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:57 PM
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L♥️ve this! Congratulations.
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