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Old 03-08-2015, 04:39 AM
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Well if I wasn't already committed to staying sober I certainly am never going to see alcohol as an option again! My sisters liver started to lack up on Thursday(I'm sitting in the ward with her now). She was bright yellow-her eyes virtually shining yellow. Bruises all over her with purple veins everywhere and a classic red skin rash. Then she started to withdraw I had to phone in sick as she was out of her mind! A bit calmer with me there so the doctor asked I stay so me and my mum and Nhs one to one in shifts. My dad died of Alzheimer's she was worse than him on a really bad day. Hallucinating and paranoid she was so abusive! I will never want to touch a drop again. I hope when she's at the end of the detox she feels the same. Also lost a friend to alcohol in November. What's scary is all are middle class professionals in suburbia!
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Originally Posted by Lookingforchange View Post
What's scary is all are middle class professionals in suburbia!
It's not scary, it's the truth, it's life, it's addiction that can happen to ANYONE.

I hope that your sister fully recovers and hope that she will get sober. Hugs.
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I'm really sorry for you sister but I hope she makes a complete recovery, lookingforchange.
I'm sorry for your recent loss too.

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Old 03-08-2015, 04:58 AM
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I am so sorry, I really hope that your sister gets better.
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I hope your sister makes a full recovery, lookingforchange. Take care.
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:49 AM
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(((Lookingforchange))) how tragic i am sorry for your sister i too hope she makes a full recovery

Sorry for the recent losses of your father & friend

If you ever want to talk you can always send a pm
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:55 AM
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Prayers your way. Hope your sister pull trough ok.
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Thinking of you all.
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:45 AM
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Prayers for your sister and you and your family to get through this difficult time.
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Thinking of you all x
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I will never want to touch a drop again.
For a few of us fortunate ones, we will see in others what we wish to never see in ourselves. And then they will say, "by the grace of God there go I."

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Thoughts are with you and your sister!!
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:06 AM
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Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. She is out of hospital and staying with family(alcohol free home). Her speech and movements are still not right and she still has to have a lot of tests but she's home, settled and understands she can't drink anymore as it will kill her. If you pray keep praying for her, it will be a long tough road.
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Wishing you peace in such a difficult time.. I hope she makes a good recovery in all senses
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:50 PM
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Was looking back on this and thought Iíd post an update. My sister has been sober for 3 years now-an absolute miracle! Tests show her liver has remained the same but in all other ways she has improved health and life in every way. There was lasting damage to her memory and some other functions but she works full time and now even goes to the gym 3 times a week. Thank you for all the support. 😃
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Wow - reading this thread started off with the scare we all need but has concluded (I hope) on a very powerful and hopeful tone.

These are the two reasons Iím fughting again:

A) I done want to get to the edge of an early death or death itself
B) I want to be sober forever and believe itís possible

Thank you for resurfacing your old post - it was frightening and inspiring in equal measure.

PS - You never mentioned your own sobriety?
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Great news on your sister!!! Thanks for the update!
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Really great update lookingforchange - all the best to you and your sister

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