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Old 04-11-2007, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, its been a while since I've posted anything, but I'm still reading all these helpful posts on here. Lots of extremely helpful people! I am still doing good at not drinking. My last post had me at 8 days and counting. Tomorrow is day 50. I never even thought I could go 5 days. I am doing it by myself and more importantly, for myself. I told myself I wasnt "thirsty" anymore and that seems to have helped me. If I was so focused on drinking, and when I could start, and how many hours I had to drink before it was time to go to bed so I didn't smell like a brewery at work in the morning, why not focus on something else that hard? I found I didn't need anything else to focus on. I just quit. I did buy a book to read about quitting drinking, but I'm sure where it is now or remember what the title of it is. My wife and I are getting along a lot better now and I have realized that most if not all of our problems were because of my habit. My step-daughter doesn't raise my blood pressure when she walk into the room that much anymore either. I guess that fog has lifted for me to see what I did to my family and now its up to me to fix it. I have learned to use my quitting to my advantage sometimes with my wife. If she gets me mad about something stupid, I'll tell her I'm going to get a beer, then the calm is back in the house again lol. She cleaned out my "beer fridge" in the garage and I was suprised to see that the leftover beers were still in there. I see them every time I go to the newly named "pop fridge". I don't even have the urge to grab one.

My days of sobriety havent come easy though. Irratability is my biggest one that I'm having trouble with, and sleeping. I saw my Dr and told her I lied to her about how much I drank. She gave me Ambien to get me to sleep. My next step is to ask her about me being cranky or jumpy. Any ideas for that one?

Thank you, everyone, for all the help youve given me without even knowing it. I can't express my gratitude enough.

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Old 04-11-2007, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"My wife and I are getting along a lot better now and I have realized that most if not all of our problems were because of my habit. My step daughter doesn't raise my bloodpressure when she walks into the room that much anymore either."

Wow, this my first time on this site and to see that what you have written
is so very close to my own story it's almost spooky. I have 18 months sobriety now and I to did it on my own to this point, along with the support of my family. It hasn't all been easy, but very well worth it!

Congratulations on 50 days! Keep it up and thanks for sharing!
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I am proud of you as well, congrats on 50 days mate

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50 days is great Andy...congrats !
7 days and counting myself...

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Old 04-12-2007, 12:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Congratulations on 50 days! That is huge.
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well, you should be proud! blessings, k
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Good work and I'm glad you're doing well.
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Awesome, each day you are sober encourages me!!!
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50 days is huge. Guess Beer is not such a good friend.
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Congrats on your sober time - and I'm glad you're here. Keep posting!

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