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Old 03-17-2015, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi my name is Ronny and I am an alcoholic! My home group is the Wednesday living sober group of Rosebank and my sobriety date is July 9 1981. My sponsors is Tim P and I am grateful to be sober and a member of AA. I am 67 years old and I have six children and eight grandchildren. I attend 6 meetings a week. I spent my life in the field of medicine where I was given the privilege to carry a message, or at least try do so for 32 years until retirement 2 years ago. I worked mostly in private practice but also held the position of head of medicine at a government founded treatment centre for 12 years and worked as a volunteer emergency surgeon within the EMS sector for 25 years. My wife passed away last year and that was a difficult time for me, but by the grace of G-d I have been able to work through those emotions and continue my primary purpose which is to carry the message of recovery. Happy to be here, and hope to meet new people, find additional support in my recovery and help anyone who may need some support.
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Welcome Ronny - glad to have you join us.

I'm sorry for the loss of your wife. It's wonderful you were able to stay on track during that sad time.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Ronny! Good to have you here. Welcome!
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you so much, all by the grace of my higher power. Without whom I wouldn't be able to stay sober through a thunder storm!
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to the family Ronny!

I have no doubt you will be of great contribution and service to this wonderful place. I am sorry about the loss of your wife.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome, ronny. A life well lived.
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