so sad :(

Old 08-29-2017, 10:46 AM
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so sad :(

ello, I am new here. Not sure where to start so here it goes. In the spring of 2016, my husband admitted to stealing my sister in law's prescription Oxycodone medication that she takes for severe Lupus. She had recently had an amputation. He took it while we were visiting at her home. I had no knowledge of this but had noticed that he had been nodding off recently. My brother confronted him after he reailzed that 17 oxycodone pills were missing. At first he denied it but then returned 12 of the 17 pills. At the time I was pregnant with our second child. My brother insisted that he tell me. My husband then confessed to me that he had been self medicating with Percocet and Vicodin pills that he got from "other people" and thinks he became dependent on them. I was humiliated, angry, embarrassed, scared, but stood by him and offered my love and support. My parents found out about it and they were supportive as well as my brother.
He was not honest or straightforward about how long this had been going on. He began seeing a doctor for suboxone. He was also already prescribed xanax and paxil from his primary care doctor. Since the summer of 2016 he had shown the following unusual symptoms: muscle aches, constipation, excessive sweating, among others. He would go in the bathroom for lengthy periods of time. At one point he even fell down the stairs while I was giving the children a bath. He also began receiving testosterone injections form an urologist. I read that low testosterone is very common in patients taking opioids. One night he passed out in the car while it was parked in the driveway. In April of 2017, we were arguing and under a lot of stress with an infant and a 2 year old. We had gotten in an argument the night before. The next day, my husband was cursing in front of our sons. He knows it bothers me. WHile holding our infant son, he began to curse. When I remarked about it he hurled his glass mug of coffee across the kitchen while holding our infant son. THe mug was completely smashed and shattered in view of our two children. He also called me a C*n*. That same day he was visibilly impaired at a gathering at my brothers house. My nieces, nephews, grandparents, parents, and children were all there. Everyone took notice. When we got back to my house, I alerted his mother and aunt and we had a mini intervention. Several nights later he was nodding off on the couch and acting, incoherent, illogical, very odd. He held out his arm and there was a large bruise (about 4-5 inches) with a puncture mark. I left the house with our two children and the next day had some of his relatives over to make him leave our home. I felt he and the kids were at risk. He smashed a bench on the front porch before leaving. He kept coming back to the house demanding to see the kids. At one point he got in an argument with my parents and kicked our garbage can across the room. I went to court and got an order of protection. Social services came to the house and after speaking with him about the allegations, filed neglect charges. Now he has supervised visitation and is enrolled in an outpatient program. I filed for a divorce. I also found out that his friend, our next door neighboor, was fired from her job at a pharmacy for stealing pills. I am sick over this. I searched the house and found muscle relaxers, lyrica, a small bottle of advil with 7 vicodins, and one prescription for xanax and one for paxil. Everything is such a mess. He says we are making a mistake getting a divorce. I just have had enough with the lies, betayal, unpredictable behavior. He thinks we can fix things. He still denies that he injected anything into his arm, but I will never forget what I saw. My feelings have changed. I am horrified. I don't abuse drugs. I am just trying to protect my children and myself. If I took him back I would always have to worry about a relapse. I don't trust him anymore. He has been testing clean with the court ordered drug tests so they are gradually increasing visitation. He admitted to me that he took his father's pain medications after he passed away from cancer 4 years ago. I was horrified. I know my husband suffers from pain from sports injuries from gymnastics. He also worked in construction growing up. I understand this is not easy but I almost feel as if the painkillers made the pain worse. He says he was using them medicinally but part of me feels as if he was also numbing emotional pain. I dont know what to believe anymore. I feel like such a cold hearted person for leaving him. He's done a lot for me over the years but I just think this is too much for me to handle. It's not what I signed up for when I got married. So much heartache and pain. Please advise.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:01 AM
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First off, sending you a big hug.

Second, I am so, so sorry for what you've been going through, but wow, what a warrior woman you have been on behalf of your children and yourself. It's really impressive.

Don't start second guessing yourself now, especially not based on anything he tells you. You are obviously one intelligent, brave and strong person, so trust yourself. Your gut says get out...get out.

Have another hug.
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Thank you. Just having a hard time wrapping my head around this. We have been together for 10 years (married for 5). I was completely blindsided by this. Looking back, there may have been small signs but I guess I was way too naive to notice? sigh
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:08 AM
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Nobody signs up for this type of behaviour when they get married.
If you feel a line has been crossed that has passed the point of no return with your husband then it may be best to continue getting advice from the professionals and maybe look at minimising your contact with him while still in these early stages of separation.
someone else will have much better advice but I wish you well and hope you continue to put yourself and your children first.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:17 AM
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I went to a Nar Anon meeting once. After he started the suboxone. I liked it. However it is just difficult with two babies at home. I just feel so sorry for him, even after all of the hurt and trauma he has caused me and my immediate family.
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oh kiddo. prayers love and more prayers.. its hard and will get harder.. I knew Eddie Lee had his problems.. back in the early 1990's you had to be connected to the correct group of people to do a run on someone to find out major problems get my drift.. I was in Stocks and Bonds and part of several types of law enforcement.. to this day .. some of my old duffer friends still marvel at the fact 27 years later we are still together.. and at this point in time..... point point...... the new meds the Doc has him on are helping his brain so much... we did not have any little ones.. my kids were all over 21 years of age.. and tough as nails on him.. the Moose would reach down and put a huge paw on his shoulder and hold him in one spot.. ... your intentions with our Mother are WHAT........ it was hard and not safe and scary.. I will not mince tone or words on that.. but he knew after his heart stopping that he had to listen and change.. and in May of this year.. the Doc even listened to this old lady and changed some things...
how to help you Dear Heart... document everything.. keep a book in several places incase he finds one and destroys it.. doc doc doc. for you are the only one that is there 24 7 365..... and like my Eddie Lee say and 20 years more forever... just doc every thing and anything.. attitude laughter smell how he believes in things why he believes in things and how he reacts to things... and hold this group of Grand People tight.. for they are my Saving Light.. love to you all ardy
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