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Old 03-19-2019, 10:45 AM   #461 (permalink)
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Hey Champ.
Yes, I find that my moods can vary in sobriety and especially with life events like those, but one thing I know from my repetitive research, is that drinking never makes it better.
Try to remember it always improves in time. Getting fresh air, walks, eating well and taking vitamins, light exercise can help me.
Hope you find some peace soon.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:55 PM   #462 (permalink)
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I'm still going strong.

Lately my health anxiety has been elevated. If anyone is familiar, it can be debilitating. I have a terrible fear of heart failure. Any slight palpitation or dizzyness (after a workout) sends my mind reeling. Then over analyzing every symptom I experience and they become exaggerated. I can rationalize them to a degree as they mimic the same symptoms I've had for years. But I still get very worked up. Been to the ER multiple times over the years with 0 evidence of a heart attack.

I have a dr's appointment this week so maybe that is why they are flaring up. I'm doing great otherwise. Not drinking, exercising, eating well, lost 10lbs since my last visit in September. Should be feeling great. It's very frustrating because it really is exhausting.

Cure one illness just to be reminded of my mortality by another. Arrrrgh!
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:43 PM   #463 (permalink)
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Final, I think when we start seeing our 50s in the near future, it's easy to start thinking of all the illnesses that can occur. All we can do is try to live a good life, take care of our bodies and minds, and have faith that we are a part of something bigger....than ourselves.

Stressing will only make you feel trapped, when in reality, you are free.

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Old 03-20-2019, 06:18 AM   #464 (permalink)
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Happy Spring September Friends!

I hope this new season is filled with hope and peace, the kind of pure joy that can only be found by being our true authentic selves. I know that my life has been forever changed by my addictions and my journey into recovery from those addictions. Today I am voicing my total commitment to never again be shackled by the chains of addiction, Today and everyday, I choose freedom. I choose to love myself more than I ever loved any mind altering substance.

Please re-commit with me today friends, spring is here and we have an amazing life to live!

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Old 03-20-2019, 09:43 AM   #465 (permalink)
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Hi champ! Welcome to the group.

The decorating is finished! I finished it yesterday, but been putting finishing touches to the room... TV and pics on the wall, bean bags, new throws/duvet covers etc bought. New beds coming tomorrow! I had to do the whole lot in the end... I'm a bit of a perfectionist lol. I'm really impressed with what we can accomplish if we put our minds to it. I've had no training in decorating, just what I learned from my parents years ago.

I'll definitely recommit WF! It's a lovely spring day here today. Warm weather makes me so happy!

Final, I get like that sometimes, but usually when I'm drinking it gets worse... The palpitations start and I can feel my liver and kidneys struggling... Plus my blood pressure goes up. Try not to worry about it as that can make things worse. When I got chest pains last year I had a major panic for a whole week until I went to the docs. My blood pressure was sky high. As soon as the doc gave me the all clear, the pressure dropped instantly.

Hope we're all having a good day today.
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:38 PM   #466 (permalink)
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Thank you WF and Bumboid. Just voicing it helps too. So does knowing it's not just me. Feel Ike I can drive myself mad at times.

I'm definitely recommitting to sobriety WF. No way.

My wife hasn't been drinking and I think it is getting thru to her that we need to be a team with similar goals for this to work.

A sunny spring day here and kind of mild. Sunday will be biking weather and I'll be out for sure
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:15 AM   #467 (permalink)
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Good morning gang.

I'm posting in the March class. You can start to see a pattern to our drinking struggles. Tough start at the begging of the month. Start gaining some traction and optimism mid month. Then 7-14 days of sobriety you start to see the slips and relapses as the month comes to an end. I know I was the same in the past.

With so many clear patterns in addictive behavior it's unfortunate it's so hard to stop it.

I feel a bit like the coach. I've seen it, done it and can offer advice. But, we have to be willing to act on the advice. Sometimes the pull to drink is so strong that it's easy to give in.

Just some reflection. I'm not going to drink today, because I don't drink.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:22 AM   #468 (permalink)
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Good morning all,

I've made an appt to see the doc again on Monday and hope to get some advice on my sleeping issues. I think they are hormonal...lol, getting old isn't for sissy's

Final, one thing that I have noticed as a common denominator in the relapse cycle is stress. Everyone is so stressed these days. Work, family, money, relationships ect...an overload of stress can cause one to go back to self medicating. Hey, it's so easy to grab a bottle and numb a little....right?

This time I have done everything in my power to relieve stress, give myself a fighting chance to get deep into my recovery, take care of me. This of coarse means sacrificing some things.

But, I am willing to do whatever it takes to stay far away from the rabbit hole. After 30 years of drinking research, I was willing to sacrifice anything to rid myself of the beast.

Have a beautiful, blessed day
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:49 AM   #469 (permalink)
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Have a great day everyone!
I fully commit to staying and keeping my sobriety, and very happy that spring is here.
Keep doing all of the great work Final and know that it will improve.
Great job Bumboid sounds very fresh and pretty, great work.
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:30 PM   #470 (permalink)
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Good to hear from you hopeful. You sound so much better. Cheers me up.
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Thanks so much Final.
It feels really great to feel like things are leveling out more.
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:22 AM   #472 (permalink)
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Happy Friday!

Just a little thought to get you through the weekend

Ya know the song..."Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream".....? No where in the song does it say force your boat up the stream! When the going gets tough, just row your boat gently down the stream, relax and go with the flow of life. Resist the urge to row upstream, everything doesn't have to be a such a struggle.

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream....merily, merily, merily, merily, life is but a dream.

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Old 03-22-2019, 03:34 PM   #473 (permalink)
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Good one WF.

Hey Bumboid. What's up?
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Hey guy! I wanted to update you on the progress of renting my room!

So, I sat down with her and had a heart to heart conversation about my feelings regarding drugs and alcohol. I point blank asked her if she was a regular drinker. I explained that drugs and alcohol have affected my life in so many negative ways, and that I'm just not comfortable being around any of it! I did this without admitting I'm in recovery. I wasn't ready to share that, at this time.

What she said surprised me, that she really doesn't drink, hardly ever, but mentions it more often than necessary to make it appear like she actually has a social life. She confessed to being a boring home body, like me. She has also been around hard partiers, and has no time for it. I'm going to trust that she is being honest with me, and I trust myself wholeheartedly, I will not drink, no matter what.

I'm excited to have someone around again, and financially relieved.

Have an awesome weekend!!
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:06 AM   #475 (permalink)
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Hi all!

​Just working all weekend, thanks for asking Final. For some reason, SR has changed on my new phone! I used to be able to tick desktop site and it would be like on my laptop. I can't like anyone's posts now!

Hope everyone's weekend is going OK?
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Old 03-23-2019, 04:32 PM   #476 (permalink)
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Sounds good WF

Bumboid I'm not sure what device you're on but it sounds like you're stuck in mobile view.

on Iphones you have to scroill right down as far as you can to get to the option of going to desktop view?

androids I think it's through the three dots or three horizontal lines menu?

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Old 03-23-2019, 08:16 PM   #477 (permalink)
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Going to be a beautiful spring day tomorrow in the 60's and sunny.

Breakfast and coffee then out for a bike ride. Been looking forward to this weather to get riding again. Lots to do after that so

Goodnight!
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Enjoy your bike ride Final!

Dee, yes I'm on android and on my old S9+ the desktop site could be selected in the 3 dots. My S10+ has the same option but it doesn't do anything! Weird.
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Well, it does change it slightly, but.its still not the desktop site.
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I only have an Iphone Bumboid sorry.

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