A quick hello

Old 05-09-2013, 03:59 AM
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A quick hello

Unbelievably it is 5 years ago today I stopped drinking, doesnt seem that long, but then in other ways it does, not in terms of it has been hard just it feels like the old me was a different lifetime ago.

I live such an active, busy and enjoyable life now compared to the ill wreck I was 5 years ago. My evenings are no longer spent hiding away. isolating myself drinking vodka, I m out on my bike, coaching my sons football team, climbing hills, I have all this energy I didnt realise I had inside me.

The help I recieved on here back five years ago was invaluable, thank you, don t know theres many from that time left on here.

For people just starting out, just trust that it really is possible, I didnt think I could do it but now alcohol very rarely even touches my thoughts. The longer you stay sober the easier it gets as well.

The one thing I would say, if like me you have been drinking heavily over a number of years then you cant expect things to get better overnight. I reckon it took me 12 odd years to train my body to cope with the amount of vodka I was drinking. Your body can heal quickly, my physical symptons went away within a couple of weeks, it takes a lot longer to get your mind healed though.

Stick with it and its is so doable.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:26 AM
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Congratulations Fizzy

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:33 AM
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Congratulations... your life now sounds amazing.
All the sorts of things I am striving for, I hope I can look back and say the same in 5 years.

So thank you for this post!
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:19 AM
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Good to see you again Fizzy! And congrats on five years! Woo hoo!! Come by more often please.
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