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Old 03-30-2009, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone...It has been several months since my last post. Was only vaguely considering getting sober at that time and was, of course, trying to do it alone. I failed miserably and continued my daily drinking (wine and lots of it) mostly at home doing house work. I am the mom of 2 daughters in 5th and 7th grade. The blackouts were getting very regular so I FINALLY faced the fact that I "could" have a "slight" problem with alcohol. Then, I just got fed up and feared losing my husband of 20 years, my children, being arrested, killing or hurting someone while driving drunk. FINALLY, I checked into medical detox for 7 days and it was the absolute BEST thing I have ever done. I have been sober since March 18th. A very humbling day for me. I am entering an intensive outpatient program M-Th 9-12 for 6 weeks and have not missed a day of AA since I got out of detox.
I am so thankful to be sober. Also thankful for the meds to help curb the cravings, etc... I just found a sponsor and am begining to work the steps. I am so excited about the future. It feels SO good to be completely honest about my alcoholism. I am an alcoholic and will always be but with AA and lots of work I plan to live a life of sobriety one day at a time.
Just wanted to say I'm back and look forward to the wonderful support available on this site. Thanks for letting me share!!
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome back. I love to hear a good success story.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome back. Sounds wonderful. Glad you are taking action and doing well.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have been worried about you....Wow!
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks so much. I need all the support I can get. It certainly feels totally different this time. I am truly on top of the world. It feels so good to feel again and to let all of the hiding and lies go. I really thank you all for responding. One day at a time........
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:40 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome back and congrats on your sober time. I'm glad you're doing well!:ghug3
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Suz that is AWESOME!!!! I followed the same path as you, my butt was kicked, I went into detox and then AA! Detox got me physically sober, AA has kept me sober, the combination of the steps & the fellowship were what got me to where I am today. Glad to hear you already have a sponsor and are working the steps, the steps are what led me to having the obsession lifted, applying them to all areas of my life on a daily basis has made life much better. Hang around & pass on what you have gotten.
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. 18 days today and feeling good. Going to my aa meeting tonite. Hope you are all hanging in there
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hi Suz,

Welcome back!

I found that the lying, manipulating, and trying to dig myself out of a hole without quitting drinking, was exhausting. It eventually took all my energy and stopping drinking was a relief. I am glad you're doing so well.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hi guys....20 days today..... Going to intensive outpatient now 5 mornings a week and still doing AA every day and working with a sponsor. Life is good!! One day at a time for me but I can honestly say I don't want to go back to where I was when I finally stopped the insanity....The disease is DEFINITELY cunning and baffling!!
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hey Suz!
Great to have you here.
Yup, I feel exactly the same as you. It is SUCH a relief to surrender, admit I was an alcoholic, stop lying, sneeking, etc. I really don't know how I did it. Life is SO much easier today!
I have been sober 11 months and I am still so amazingly grateful for this gift of sobriety!!
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Right On!! That's great stuff. Glad to hear you're back and better than ever. Life really is much better without the ole bottle stuck to our mouths.
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