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Old 10-22-2009, 10:48 AM
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Well, here goes....

I am new here, however, I am not new to drinking. I started drinking 28 years ago when I joined the military, because well...peer pressure, boredom, you name it. I used to just drink a few beers with the guys, but I graduated, and lately it's been 6-8 beers and a half a fifth of gin a day for the past several years. It's been 3 days since my last drink and I have yet to feel any ill effects of the type that I've read about in the other forums. Maybe I'm lucky, or that other shoe is going to drop really hard soon. I'm scheduled to go into a VA Hospital rehab program next week, and I'm really looking forward to it. Anyway...just thought I'd say hi.
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:50 AM
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:52 AM
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Welcome, rangerbob! Glad to have you!
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:00 AM
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No withdrawal symptoms? May I have your liver when mine fails?

On a serious note, why wait a week to go into a VA Hospital rehab program? Friendly advice: make sure you are working a program before you leave the rehab.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:10 AM
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Welcome to SR, Bob. Glad to hear you're taking some precautions.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by anthronify View Post
No withdrawal symptoms? May I have your liver when mine fails?

On a serious note, why wait a week to go into a VA Hospital rehab program? Friendly advice: make sure you are working a program before you leave the rehab.
That's the first bed they have available. Must be that time of year.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:20 AM
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That's the first bed they have available. Must be that time of year.
Welcome Rangerbob and good luck...recovery can be a great thing! :ghug3
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:21 AM
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Welcome, I was 'blessed' with no detox symptoms either.. no idea what that was about. I wish you luck in rehab, grab on to anything and everything that you can that will help you maintain a sober life.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:42 PM
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Congratulations on your decision for sobriety. It's wonderful that you have resources to help. Take advantage of them all. And SR is another great resource. Glad you're with us.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:27 PM
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:48 PM
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:55 AM
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Welcome Bob!

First of all, I want to Thank You for your service to our country. I am on day 3 myself. Best wishes for your success.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:01 AM
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Hello RangerBob!

yep i had no real detox symptoms to speak of...it's quite an individual thing i think...good luck for next week:-)
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:26 AM
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From my quitting experiences... I've had all the ills from detoxing to none at all. Unpredictable in my opinion. Soooo if you got off alcohol without suffering then why drink again?

GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU for serving!
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Rangerbob View Post
I am new here, however, I am not new to drinking. I started drinking 28 years ago when I joined the military, because well...peer pressure, boredom, you name it. I used to just drink a few beers with the guys, but I graduated, and lately it's been 6-8 beers and a half a fifth of gin a day for the past several years. It's been 3 days since my last drink and I have yet to feel any ill effects of the type that I've read about in the other forums. Maybe I'm lucky, or that other shoe is going to drop really hard soon. I'm scheduled to go into a VA Hospital rehab program next week, and I'm really looking forward to it. Anyway...just thought I'd say hi.
You are doing great so early on and should be very proud of yourself. I wish you all the luck in the world in recovery. Nice to meet you.

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Old 10-23-2009, 07:01 AM
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Welcome to SR! Do take advantage of anything your rehab has to offer to maintain a sober life. You'll find lots of support here. I'm glad you found us and joined the family!
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:33 AM
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Welcome; I'm on Day 7 and had only mild symptoms thus far. But I too am waiting for the other shoe to fall. Headache yesterdy and today, but that could just be coincidence. Its actually helping me stay dry!
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