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Dee74 02-29-2016 05:25 PM

Class of February 2016 Support Thread Part 6
last part here:


Optimist4ever57 02-29-2016 05:32 PM

Just checking in on the close of Day 2. For a brief moment I considered picking up something, rationalizing that the 1st of the month would be a great day to start. Nope, I'm sticking with Feb 28th.
Off to make some tea and get in my jammies. I'm still feeling run down so will hopefully get some decent sleep. Take care all :-)

GardenGal 02-29-2016 05:38 PM

Night-night, Optimist. I'm about to eat some Mexican food, which is so filling, I might not take a Nytol tablet tonight.

I don't know why we keep needing new threads, but I guess the Gods above us do. ;)

Auggie 02-29-2016 05:42 PM

Thanks for the new thread, Dee!

I recently had a DNA test done through and found out I'm 52% Irish. Every single person that I've told so far says, "Oh, that explains a lot"!:lmao

That being said, St. Pat's day is coming up soon. The last time I really quit, it was St. Pat's day that tripped me up. I need to have a plan for that. Anyone made plans for the holiday yet?

Dee74 02-29-2016 05:45 PM

The best St Pats day plan is to avoid the revelry I think.

Not meaning stay home and brood, but doing something else than hang around those drinking green beer etc :)


Dee74 02-29-2016 06:03 PM

catching up...:)

welcome to the thread PHRD :) Mel and OT gave you some great links to help you start off, I think - thanks guys :)

I'm sorry for your loss and sadness Sadie.
Sorry for your loss too Knb.

get well soon safeandsound

Originally Posted by Outonthetiles (Post 5824133)
It's weird how many of us had had a cold/flu this month. I've been fighting a cold almost the entire time I've been in this Class. I wonder if stopping drinking and getting sick are somehow related.

A lot of us do get sick. I know my immune system worked overly hard when I was drinking...when I stopped things kinda all fell in a heap for a little while.

Originally Posted by JL2014 (Post 5824318)
I wonder the exact same thing. Also I'm wondering if damage to our brains and our thinking will heal if we stay sober. I've drank for 20 yrs so it's gonna be a scary road for me I think. I feel like I can't function sometimes. Like I'm ultra stupid or "drunk", even.
This is NOT a good feeling at day 8.
Just more realization of what I've done to myself

Everytime I think 'oh well that's as good as things are going to get' things get better - even nearly 10 years in.

I don't feel as if I'm missing any brainpower anymore :)


Dee74 02-29-2016 06:06 PM

Congrats to everyone here for making it through February - no matter what day you're on :)

you guys got this - it only gets better :)


Auggie 02-29-2016 06:07 PM

Going out isn't an option. I was thinking corned beef and cabbage and an Irish novel. I just discovered several websites with non-alcoholic Irish drink recipes. I'm going to head over to book chat for novel suggestions.

jobei 02-29-2016 06:22 PM

Hope everyone is feeling well tonight...! I didn't drink today and for that I am grateful!

bluedog97 02-29-2016 07:04 PM

AV acting up tonight. Freakin A this is hard. It's like the desire to drink just overcomes me.

Outonthetiles 02-29-2016 07:20 PM

I know what you mean. I made it home from work okay, but I passed several of my "go to" places. As usual, I flipped off two of them in particular when I went past. Anyway, there is a definite AV vibe going home each night. That is my biggest trigger right now.
I'll run later tonight, so that's a risk because it's after work and I'm leaving the house with cash money on my person, but so far I've fought off AV.

Dee74 02-29-2016 07:32 PM

Have you guys got any 'go to' plans for nights like these?

It's not nice discomfort, but it is discomfort and not any thing more serious.
You'll get through it :)

Don't just sit there with something - keep busy.

Dee74 02-29-2016 07:34 PM

Mel12 02-29-2016 07:36 PM

Originally Posted by Outonthetiles (Post 5824663)
I made it home from work okay, but I passed several of my "go to" places.

Understood. As a creature of habit, I am vulnerable to "my usual places." Staff at these places may automatically offer me a martini if I walk in! Not good. Then there are "my usual times." A great recipe for failure would be to combine the right place and the right time.

I think being a creature of habit is working in my favor now, since my habits are different. But the pull of old habits I would never underestimate.

CountryChick 02-29-2016 07:41 PM

Proud to say that I'm ending the month of February sober. It has been 25 days so far. Thanks to everyone in this class. I read all of the posts and the help me so much. I don't think I would've gotten this far without SR. Congrats to all who are still going strong. For all those struggling, keep going and don't give up. It does get easier.

GardenGal 02-29-2016 09:41 PM

Does it get easier? I'm really starting to question. F**k me sideways, but I'm back at day 1. :(

jobei 02-29-2016 09:46 PM

Originally Posted by GardenGal (Post 5824877)
Does it get easier? I'm really starting to question. F**k me sideways, but I'm back at day 1. :(

GG it does get easier big time but so hard in the beginning... :( I'm sorry you're struggling I really hope you decide to keep posting!

GardenGal 02-29-2016 09:50 PM

I will, but I worry that my marriage won't survive, much as I tried to help save it.

jobei 02-29-2016 09:56 PM

My relationships have all been failures mainly because of alcohol :( it really does take everything. Only hope for building is to start over and give it up..

Dee74 02-29-2016 10:11 PM

It does get easier - but it will be hard for a while I'm afraid gardengal.

I really recommend using your support to the utmost - post here before you crack...

I know its uncomfortable to fight cravings but each time you do , and you get through it sober, it will get easier :)


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