Old 12-13-2010, 06:12 PM
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hello all, day 2 of my sobriety. I spent all of day 1 in bed, filled with shame and guilt. Today is better and I am hopeful that tomorrow will be even better. Im having trouble forgiving myself for the dumb things Ive done and that has me extremely depressed. hopefully it will get easier.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:16 PM
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Welcome to the family! Yes, that depression will lift after some sober time and you'll start feeling more human. I gave it up for good a year ago and can honestly say my life is better now that it's ever been. I still have the same problems but I deal with them so much better. I changed my attitude and everything else changed too.

I'm glad you've decided to live a sober life. It really does rock!
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:33 PM
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Welcome to SR Harve,

That first week for me was kinda tough, but things'll start getting better for ya' .

Hang in there,

You'll find a lot of support here !
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:43 PM
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A lot of us have trouble forgetting those dumb things - but it got easier the more I stayed sober

Welcome to SR Harve!

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Old 12-13-2010, 06:56 PM
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Hi Harve - hope you start feeling better soon. There's good reason to be hopeful; I wasn't sure I'd be able to stop but this forum has been a huge help and now I can't imagine going back to the drinking life.

Glad you're here!
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:06 PM
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(((Harve))) - welcome to SR!!

Yes, those feelings do get better, but it takes time. I spent a lot of time, reading here....stories of people who had some recovery time, stories of people still struggling and it gave me a good perspective, as well as hope.

Recovery is work, but it is SO worth it!

Hugs and prayers,

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:08 PM
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Welcome to SR!

Good job on posing here - that takes courage.

Keep us updated on your progress. The first few days/weeks/months might be difficult, but oh so worth it once you get on the other side.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:18 PM
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It's hard to be able to begin to forgive ourselves for the messes we created while using, but know that you are not alone and it will get better.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:24 PM
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Please ask a lot of questions, keep coming back, yell, cry argue do whatever we will not turn a blind eye that was me. This place is a positive. Welcome!
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:29 PM
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thanks you guys. i really appreicate all the support. I will keep posting on my blog about my progress.

Ive posted this and spent all of 10 minutes in the chat room and thats the most Ive every talked about it in my 25 year career as a drinker. It has honestly brought me to tears.

thanks again!
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:28 PM
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Welcome, Harve. SR is my rock, lots of good support here.
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