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Old 01-01-2022, 10:03 AM
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10 years sober today

Well, I've only gone and berluddy done it.

Today is my official 10 years sober. I want to thank the incredible community on here that pulled me through those early days and believed in me when I had doubts myself I could do it.

So....thank you SR from the bottom of my heart for giving me hope and support when I desperately needed it. I am so glad this site is still here, helping thousands like me that questioned if they could get sober and stay sober.

Much love to all on the journey! Keep going x

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Old 01-01-2022, 10:06 AM
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Wow Sunny!

Thats wonderful news! Congratulations on your life changing efforts and on 10 years!
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Old 01-01-2022, 10:12 AM
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Thank you Free2beme.

This day 10 years ago I posted on here desperate and afraid. I have said before this site saved me because it has. I think of the people I knew back then and hope they are doing OK. From time to time I have popped in hoping to find some of them. Coming on here every day strengthened my resolve to stay sober and I owe those people all so, so much.
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Congrats, great work.
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Old 01-01-2022, 12:23 PM
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Awesome job - congratulations Sunny!

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Old 01-01-2022, 12:43 PM
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Awesome job - congratulations Sunny!

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Thank you, Dee74. You were there for me at the start of my sobriety and I have never forgot it.
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Old 01-01-2022, 12:47 PM
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You did all the hard work Sunny

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Old 01-01-2022, 01:07 PM
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You did all the hard work Sunny

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It wouldn't have happened without people like you and this site. I had tried moderating my intake for so long, and always failed, but the harsh reality I was fooling myself was realised right here. I had to stop, make a plan and commit to it.

Earlier this year I had abdominal pain and was sent for an ultrasound to rule out anything serious. I was very worried that something would show up with my liver as I had drank heavily for many years before I gave it up. To be told my liver was 'normal' was a surreal moment for me. I know had I kept drinking that my liver would have been permanently damaged. It turned out that I was absolutely fine and nothing was abnormal. I don't think the smile left my face for days.

I'll be 50 next year and have never been happier in my life. It's never too late to stop and change your life.
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Ten years sober is wonderful. Thank you for your inspiring post.
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Old 01-01-2022, 02:27 PM
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To be told my liver was 'normal' was a surreal moment for me. I know had I kept drinking that my liver would have been permanently damaged. It turned out that I was absolutely fine and nothing was abnormal. I don't think the smile left my face for days.
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Sunny - How great to hear from you & to know you've achieved 10 years! I loved your post - thanks for sharing the good news.
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Old 01-01-2022, 03:10 PM
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Ten years sober is wonderful. Thank you for your inspiring post.
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Sunny - How great to hear from you & to know you've achieved 10 years! I loved your post - thanks for sharing the good news.
Thank you both so much.

I read other people's stories when I joined first and thought a year was out of reach, and yet here I am. It hasn't always been easy; I'm in a good place now but like everyone there were ups and downs. I decided though that nothing was worth breaking my sobriety for - because drinking never brought anything positive into my life or made it better - and so far, so good. Great to still see some of my 'crew' on here
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Old 01-01-2022, 03:47 PM
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Thanks Sunny! Wonderful to hear your 10 years! You are so right about drinking NEVER bringing anything positive into our lives - I aim to protect my sobriety as I would my life! Congratulations and thanks for posting!
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Brilliant news, Sunny.
That's inspirational stuff.
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Old 01-01-2022, 09:41 PM
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Amazing!!!!!! And congratulations!!!
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Old 01-03-2022, 06:51 AM
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Congratulations on a decade of sobriety!
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Old 01-03-2022, 07:13 AM
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Fantastic Sunny, congratulations and thank you for the inspiration
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Congratulations Sunny, indeed an inspiration for us all.
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Old 01-04-2022, 02:58 PM
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Wow, this is brilliant! Thank you for coming back and sharing your 10 year soberversary Sunny.

I can completely relate. I'll be 50 next year too. I quit 6 years ago, at 42. I too have never been happier. I greet the future with a smile because I know I can handle whatever comes my way ... 100% sober.

It's NEVER too late to quit. Thank you for reminding us.
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Way to go, Sunny! That's a WHOLE DECADE of sobriety!!!
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