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Old 11-14-2015, 07:17 AM
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Good morning all! Day 9 and I'm feeling a little lazy. I thought I'd be keeping on top of house chores and cooking but I am not. Maybe I'll get around to it. Those videos that Soberwolf linked to us were great! I hope we get some more of those!
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:54 AM
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Morning Folks..

I have been around SR for awhile. It has taken me a long time to accept that I cannot drink any amount of alcohol.

I started on SR and went for spurts thinking I was able to moderate. Bargaining with myself that I could somehow still drink. I have for such a long time desperately wanted to think that I could drink normally, go back in time if you will.

Well, it is 4 years later and I am here posting. So you can gather how successful I have been.

I am grateful to be sober today. I am taking it one day at a time.

I think going the November group will help.
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:55 AM
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Today is day 6 for me.
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:29 AM
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Wonderful soberjim! It's day 9 for me so I'm right along with you. I have just accepted that I cannot drink ever again and after many failed attempts to drink "normally" as you have mentioned it landed me right back here in Sober recovery. We might as well takes our shoes off and get comfortable in this sobriety thing. We can probably find out what our lives were REALLY supposed to be about. Sounds kind of exciting!
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:34 AM
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Welcome Soberjim. I can relate to your story. Here at SR you will find great support for your journey.
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:52 AM
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Day 6 for me! I made through last night and have dinner plans with the family tonight.
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Old 11-14-2015, 09:35 AM
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Morning, All.

Canguy, I'm glad you are still with us. Way to push through the withdrawals and horrible feelings. It will get better from here!

Soberjim, welcome. I too had many years juggling that fact that I was an alcoholic and drank to get drunk, but also had overwhelming fear of a life without alcohol. I now know that fear was my AV talking. I have found support and accountability in this group and I hope you will too!

Feeling grateful to wake up hangover-free. Gonna spend a little time outdoors and do some cleaning/errands today. And eat vegetables! Haven't done enough of that the last few days. No alcohol for me today because I'm tired of living a life chained to the bottle.
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Old 11-14-2015, 09:40 AM
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Day 8 for me. Bit grumpy just now guess it's just I'm having a craving. At work so I'm safe
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Old 11-14-2015, 10:19 AM
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Hi everyone.
I want to introduce myself. This is my first post here. I have tried to stop drinking three or four times over the past couple of years, each time usually going about a month before going back to drinking. The most recent time I stopped was in August and I went the longest I have ever gone- over three months- but then I slipped earlier this week- I drank on Tuesday night and then got completely wasted on Thursday night. So I am back to the beginning and this is day 2 for me now. I thought this time I will make an effort to reach out to people here to make sure I don't slip again. I have been reading through the posts on the forum and it's very comforting to read what you all have to say.
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:18 AM
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Hello all,

I'd like to join the class if I may.

Day 13 for me after 38 years of sometimes heavy and sometimes not so heavy drinking.

Good luck mhgd, let's do this!
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:27 AM
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I woke up with another panic attack. More waves of panic all through the morning. Each day 1 is harder. Please don't drink.

I'm sorry I don't post much. I'm still dealing with a foggy brain, but I do appreciate all the input and support. I read all the posts. I need to beat this addiction!
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:28 AM
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Just checking in on day 15. Hello and welcome tufty13 and mhgd
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:49 AM
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Morning all

Sunday morning......day 6.

Today should be ok, plenty to do. There will be the late afternoon mental negotiations around 'a few drinks' but am learning that they can be held off.

Sleep is still broken....go to bed late, wake early. Maybe this will settle improve with time.

Ok. Let's go........
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Old 11-14-2015, 02:57 PM
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welcome Mhgd and Tufty

for anyone struggling - it really does get better - I wouldn;t be here posting if it didn't.

Early recovery is rough - but it's not forever...have faith - and lean on us. You'll make it. We all will

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Old 11-14-2015, 03:21 PM
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weekend. drinking. que faire?

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Old 11-14-2015, 04:28 PM
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Stop drinking

The last 36 hours have been pretty rough for everyone I daresay.
Such a tragic waste of human life.

All the more reason I think not to waste anymore of our life.

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Old 11-14-2015, 05:06 PM
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I didn't drink today I had only a strong craving in the afternoon but I made camomile tea instead.

I went for a walk in the cold rain. It wasn't really pleasant but I needed some exercise and fresh air.

I had a nap. Woke up with panic and anxiety again but not as strong as the morning.

I forced myself to eat. Just eggs on toast and it tasted like cardboard, but I didn't want to spend another day with 0 food.

I had a bath with a few drops of essential oil. That was really nice I stayed too long and now I'm all wobbly, so drinking a little bit of orange juice to get my blood pressure back up.

It's only 6pm and I have no idea what to do with the rest of the evening. Good thing my cats still love me, I might just lay on the couch and hang out with them.

Thank you for your support guys. These last few days have been awful, I am so thankful for all the support I found here
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Old 11-14-2015, 05:08 PM
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Good for you Patricia

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Checking in. Just started a thread titled "need help" under Newcomers to Recovery. If you guys have time & have any input that would be great!

Made it thru the day. 24.5 hours since my last drink. Oh yay! How pathetic. :-(
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Old 11-14-2015, 05:33 PM
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Keep it going Patricia. How about a movie
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