Starting day 9

Old 04-12-2015, 05:36 AM
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Starting day 9

Hi, I have another thread about going to ER on day 3 and spending the night in the hospital. Yesterday I felt quesy and shaky for a little while. Don't quite feel normal yet. The whole horrible experience from day 3-4 is still fresh in my mind so temptation is nil. But I know it is coming, but I don't think it will occur for awhile. Not sure of my plans yet.
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:43 AM
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Start working on a plan... How will you deal with cravings, how will you keep your eye on the prize. I suggest that you write how you felt or print what you already wrote and keep it close for when your AV starts picking up.

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Old 04-12-2015, 05:46 AM
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Double post.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:43 AM
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Considering you were in the ER, I would give some serious consideration as to whether you need inpatient or outpatient treatment to help you quit drinking.

Like what nowisthetime alluded to, you need a plan with what you're going to do once the cravings start.

I would also highly recommend spending some time here, joining the April class or the 24 hour thread.
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:36 AM
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Heres help with writing up a plan
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:08 AM
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Day 9 is fantastic!! Keep it going!!
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:02 PM
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Well, we are all different in both our psychological makeup and physical strengths and weaknesses. I think have hypertension. My other withdrawal symptoms were rather mild and I recovered quickly. That being said I still could have died with the through the roof blood pressure. That thought is very strong right now. My grown kids were sincerely worried about me. I have a first grandchild halfway across the country that I will see for the first time in about 10 days. If I die now who is going to make those fantastic halloween costumes and send all the neat toys I have saved, and send the best chocolate chip cookies in the world (so my kids said)?
My divorce about 7 years ago really took me down and I really didn't care what I did to myself. Death by a thousand cuts (well, beers).
Yes, I need huge changes, right now I am looking into a psychiatrist. I have more than one serious unresloved issue from the past. Horrible things happened that are so hard to deal with even now. I just put on the successful happy face and did what ever I wanted when alone. Closeted drinker, ya think?
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