6 months sober today

Old 03-08-2010, 01:23 PM
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6 months sober today

for the newcomers....under 2 weeks. i pain for you. it was 6 months ago that i stopped killing myself. the first week was awful and the only thing that kept me going was this website.

it took me to at least 90+ days before i started getting what i call good sleep. the triggers get weaker every day. i attended a college baseball game yesterday where beer was served and for a second i thought it would be nice to have one.

but then i asked myself the question i learned here..."would adding alcohol make this situation better"....once again the answer was really no. i never gave it a second thought.

it's funny, my youngest son now has a full drivers license. this would be the time of my life where i could come home and just start slamming because i know i don't have to drive the rest of the night. but now i've ironic is that???? lol.

since i've been quit, my paycheck goes much further.

i've truly been able to give my oldest son (recent college grad) sound advice instead of being passed out on the sofa.

i've not embarrassed either of my sons by being passed out on the sofa when they come through with their friends.

i just got back from a week long trip with a medical/dental mission group that was entirely out of the question while drinking.

i quit after a 3 day weekend free for all. and now i've made it through several holiday weekends without getting toxic.

thank goodness for this place. it is the main reason i have been able to quit and remain quit.
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My Six months today also just maybe we can get another day in ehhh!

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Congratulations on your 6 months....
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well done on 6 months sober!!
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Congratulations on 6 months!!

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Congrats on your 6 months...and thank you for sharing with us.
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Congrats Fallen! Six Months is Great! Keep it Up!:ghug3
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:30 PM
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6 months - what an awesome accomplishment, Fallen.

You are so full of gratitude and you've given back so much in these 6 months. Way to go ~

Congratulations! ani
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:13 PM
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...for the newcomers....under 2 weeks. i pain for you. it was 6 months ago that i stopped killing myself...
So many people mention the horrible first 2 weeks. Am there right now.

Congratulations on the 6 months, that's really going some and inspirational to me.
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Congratulations!!! This is a major milestone, and you deserve nothing but praise for this huge accomplishment!! Also, this is a huge inspiration for those of us on our way to 6 months, so thank you very much for this thoughtful post!! Again, congrats to you!
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Truly a great post FM! Congratulations on your sober time and to your family for having a sober dad. Very inspirational morning around here.
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Congratulations on your (and Chance's) 6 months. That is a huge accomplishment! Take a bow.....
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