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Old 10-08-2017, 01:59 PM
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Some one on another thread just posted a story of their friend who passed- very young, because of alcohol addiction.
I think of my bro sometimes..he was a pretty good guy when he was not tanked..which was not often. There but for the grace of god, go I.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:06 PM
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I'm sorry about your brother PhoenixJ, and as always, am thankful that you are here with us.

I know we have all had close calls with death from alcohol/drugs in our lives.

I am lucky to be here as well. When my friends pass away at young ages due to alcohol and drugs, it truly scares and saddens me, right to my core. My heart is somewhere in my stomach right now.

Thank you everyone for your condolences.

I'm doing ok.

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Old 10-08-2017, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by LunaBlue View Post
Hi everyone. I'm sober but sad. I lost a dear old friend this week. I shouldn't say old as he was only in his young 40's. And he died from alcohol withdrawal. He refused medical help. He drank for almost 20 years straight, almost every day and then tried to quit on his own. I am just heartbroken and sick.

This disease is so awful. Alcohol is poison!!

I'm sorry for the sad news and stark reminder but this is real life.

Thanks in advance for your love and hugs.

I'm sorry LB. This disease is awful.

Hugs.
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by PhoenixJ View Post
Some one on another thread just posted a story of their friend who passed- very young, because of alcohol addiction.
I think of my bro sometimes..he was a pretty good guy when he was not tanked..which was not often. There but for the grace of god, go I.
So sad about your brother PJ. Stark reminder.
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:03 PM
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Hola class! I have a wedding to attend in November I had been worrying about. It turns out there'll be no alcohol at the reception so problem solved! My recovery so far has involved never being around it. Heck, the first six months or so I couldn't even watch people drink on tv. I'd turn the channel before my cravings kicked in. I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!
Glad the ceremony will be alcohol free. So rare for weddings!!

I used to avoid football games on tv. Too many beer ads, reminding me of what I was "missing."

Weekend over I'm afraid. Bummer!
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:13 PM
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Thanks for checking in, Lillian ~ Good to see you!

Finally home for the evening! Turner Classic Movies has "Dracula" movies on every Sunday in October....Tonight is The Return of Dracula....
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:13 PM
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Hope everyone is doing ok.

Two months sober today for me. Really happy about that and the fact I really do not miss drinking. I seem to miss what wasn't true...not sure how that gets turned around in my mind. The mirage of great times and ambiance where I was just like normal drinkers.

I don't miss the actual terrible times of being drunk, obnoxious and sick.

Well, off to make dinner. Might need to get very creative since I didn't go shopping this weekend. LOL!
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:30 PM
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Congrats on two months, LG!!!
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:34 PM
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Proud of you LG!!!
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:40 PM
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Congrats here too Lillian

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Old 10-08-2017, 06:00 PM
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Lillian, great job on 2 months!!!
Hello all, one check in today but wanted to say good night and I’m happy and grateful to be sober again tonight. Doing the next right thing, moment by moment.
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:02 PM
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Congratulations, Lillian. Well done.

Condolences, Luna. I'll be saying prayers for you.

So. Thursday night after I was in a deep sleep, my youngest called me from the emergency room 2 hours away. Her back just gave out. I drove to get her. Picked her up and brought her home. She is still in a lot of pain but can move. Not going back to school tomorrow. I hope we get this figured out soon. She can't miss that much school. So, needless to say, it's been a crazy weekend.

Take care everyone. Wherever you are in your sobriety, you are here. Keep trying. Don't drink. It's dumb. Sweet dreams.
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:10 PM
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Hope your little one gets well soon Bobbieka.
Congrats on sixty days LillianGish!
Sorry for your friend LunaBlue.
And I'm headed back to finish watching "House of Dracula"!
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:34 PM
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Congrats, Lill
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:34 PM
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stupid anything but me making posts..

hope yr. daughter heals soon, B. You are a good mum.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:18 AM
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Thanks everyone.

Congrats on 2 months LG!

I'm sorry your daughter is hurting, Bobbie. Prayers.
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Morning all!!

Bobbie - hope you get answers soon for your daughter and she gets some healing. ❤️

Lillian - 60 days is amazing!! Congrats! And I agree about how easily the idea of alcohol gets so turned around in our heads. The human brain is a curious thing.

PJ - I’m very glad you’re here with us and I am sorry about your brother. If he is looking down on us now he would be very proud of the man you have become. Hugs.

Well it’s Thanksgiving here today. So we are doing dinner with the girls and their boyfriends. Should be a few hours of wonderful chaos. Looking forward to it.

I am off to get some startin’ fluid and clean the house.....just in time for everyone to get here and destroy it. Lol. See the human brain.....
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:39 AM
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Sam- my bro died about 7 yrs ago. My other bro reminded me- I was in the same bed in the ICU when I woke up out of a coma- that he died in. Same bed- obviously meaning bed space/number. No better or worse than anyone else grieving- but still freaks me a little. He had the same b-day as me, but 3 years older. He chose to go to a Sade concert on my 21st, and refused to be one of my groomsmen- or even attend my wedding, so mixed feelings. But if their is anything after this mortal plane- hopefully he and all the other drunks in my FOO have found peace.
Long day- 2309 Monday. A VERY feral meeting today. VERY draining.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:52 AM
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Hugs PJ xxxx
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:36 AM
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Morning!!!

Phoenix - sorry your meetings take so much out of you. Hope you're getting what you need. Family sure can mess us up.

Sam - Happy Thanksgiving! Are you having a murder mystery dinner again? That sounded so cool. Enjoy your girls.

Hey - Upstairs!

Good evening, Mish!

Okay, so I locked myself out of my phone. That new update got me, I guess. Off to the apple store at lunch. You can laugh, my husband did. Daughter has dr. appointments today. Hopefully she can get some relief.

Have a fantastic day!
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