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Old 01-30-2011, 06:17 PM
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:31 PM
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Hi Nancy - Congratulations on your sobriety! Would love to hear more about your journey some time!
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:33 PM
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I wasn't here then...but welcome back Nancy
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:11 PM
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Congratulations! And what an inspiration to the rest of us.


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Old 01-30-2011, 11:07 PM
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Welcome Back Nancy and what an amazing update!!!
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:27 PM
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Wow that's cool to see you back here 6.5 years later. Congrats.

I'm only on day 30 but maybe one day I can make it as far as you have.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:56 AM
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:05 PM
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Bringing up this old post again!

Hey, I wanted to say thanks to all that congratulated me last January!! I really appreciate it! I thought I would bring this old post back up and let everyone know I have been sober for almost 8 years! It will be 7/31/04 since the last time I had a drink! That is awesome!! LOL!!

I hope you all are doing well. It's a tough battle, one step at a time.

On August 1, 2004, I woke up after having maybe 15 beers the night before and said to myself, "What are you afraid of?" I thought, I have a wonderful husband and I am very happy. So am I afraid I won't fall asleep? Sure, but does that mean I have to drug myself to sleep? NO!!! Is drinking good for me, I asked myself? NO!!! Why, why are you doing this??? So I stopped and here I am today. I still have problems sleeping but I am seeing a Naturopathic Doctor and we are working on it. I am 55 years old and have recently joined a gym and hired a personal trainer. My goal is to run a 5k race! I am very excited about it.

There is hope!! Good luck to everyone.

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Old 05-06-2012, 02:10 PM
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Welcome back and congrats Nancy! Talk about resurrecting an old thread, lol!
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:10 PM
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That's so awesome, Nancy!! Way to go on 8 years - geez.......!
I loved how you took a little spark of sanity and turned it into success. Thanks for the update and inspiring words!
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:23 PM
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Thanks so much DisplacedGrits and Artsoul!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:57 PM
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What an inspirational thread, NancyEllen. Thanks. So what ever happened to your brother? Just curious if he was ever able to overcome his disease.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:45 PM
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Soberween, unfortunately, my brother has not been able to overcome his disease. That is why I came back here. I went into the Families and Friends posts to check out what is up over there. Some great people there and really helpful advice. Thanks for asking!!

My new motto is: "I didn't cause it. I can control it. I can't cure it." From Al Anon!
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:47 PM
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Soberween, unfortunately, my brother has not been able to overcome his disease. That is why I came back here. I went into the Families and Friends posts to check out what is up over there. Some great people there and really helpful advice. Thanks for asking!!

My new motto is: "I didn't cause it. I can control it. I can't cure it." From Al Anon!
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:14 PM
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Thanks for the update, NancyEllen. I'm sorry to hear that. I was hoping you would say he turned it around. I'll keep him in my prayers.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:26 PM
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51 days clean and I did not sleep for at least two weeks and then when I did I sweated so much that it would wake me up. It sucked big time. Now finally I can sleep and it's a miracle....I was never able to sleep without drugs and now I can and I am so thankful...hang in there sleep will come..
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:56 AM
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I dont think Ive ever seen a thread this old "bumped" like this before.

Actually, its good to see you here Nancy. Your an inspiration. I found this site on my first day sober (9 days ago), and I am on here all the time now.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:57 PM
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Soberween, thanks so much for keeping my brother in your thoughts.

Wellsc61, congratulations on your sleep and sobriety. You should be so proud of yourself. I wish you well! It only gets better.

gunther84, this is such a great site for help and encouragement. Everyone on here is behind you. Congratulations on your nine days. It really is a huge accomplishment. Good luck. I will be thinking of you.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:02 PM
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What a great thread! So many people just disappear from this site and you never know why. NancyEllen's success made my day. Thanks for coming back to tell us.
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