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Old 05-16-2013, 09:03 AM
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My first day

Today will be my first day. Going to the doctor for some additional help. I'm so anxious about this. I have an emotional issue to talk about first and I have never been good about airing out my dirty laundry even to the doctor. I haven't even told my husband or daughters I'm doing this!! :/ I know I'll have 100% support, but I'm so scared to say it outloud.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:53 AM
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Good luck, ladybugs. Day 1 again here for me, too.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:00 AM
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You can do it ladybug we are all here to help and support each other!
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:14 PM
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This is my first day and the withdrawals are a bit rough so far. Trying to get up and move to take my mind off of them. Good luck Ladybug
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:38 PM
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Saying it aloud is scary, but its important to remember you are more than just your drinking. There is a whole life to uncover, and you should be very proud for taking these first steps. Do you have any support besides us? Can you share with your family or a close friend? Go to AA meetings or other recovery groups? I spent a lot of time here in early recovery, and got support from my boyfriend. More people know now, but at first I was really embarrassed to talk about it.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:40 PM
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Ladybugs, I'm new here too! This is day 4 for me! On day 1, I swore I was gonna die! But they do get better! Maybe I'm not the best to give advice since I am new also...but what helps me is to set small goals! I know I'm not gonna wake up tomorrow and feel wonderful! But I know that I will have a little improvement each day...
I'm glad to hear you say that your husband and daughters will support you! That is a huge plus! It was very humbling for me to finally admit I needed help! I was the one that seemed to always hold everything together..I hope your doctor was able to help you too!
Keep coming here!! I visited several times before I joined, and just reading other people's posts helped me! I have gotten so much support here! And when I'm struggling, I log on and just read!!
Like I said, I'm only on day 4... And I did taper myself down for a couple of weeks before i quit....so, I know I'm probably not having severe physical withdrawals..but the mental and psychological ones are hitting me!!! If you have questions or just want someone to listen, send me a message! I'm a night owl and am usually up and on the computer all night!! ( I work nights)
Keep your head up!! You CAN do this!!!
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:05 PM
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Positivity and strength coming your way Ladybugs! Welcome and, as well as the most important people, your family, we are here for you. We all took that first step at some point and we all have some similar and some not so similar stories of how it went so hang in there. You got this !
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