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Old 01-19-2018, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Went to the dentist today


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As per the title, I went for the first time in about 3 years. It wasn't a pleasant or painless experience; 2 fillings, some industrial level descaling and warnings of more serious problems to come if I don't change my ways. I never thought about it but I suppose oral hygiene was just another thing that would have got in the way of my drinking. I can't remember but I somehow doubt I bothered to clean and floss before collapsing fully clothed on top of the bed (when I even made it that far) .
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Day 29

As per the title, I went for the first time in about 3 years. It wasn't a pleasant or painless experience; 2 fillings, some industrial level descaling and warnings of more serious problems to come if I don't change my ways. I never thought about it but I suppose oral hygiene was just another thing that would have got in the way of my drinking. I can't remember but I somehow doubt I bothered to clean and floss before collapsing fully clothed on top of the bed (when I even made it that far) .
Oh Pulaski...My last binge about 2 month long...I remember being the same way plus avoiding showering...ick, changing my bedding.

Worse I cancelled Dentist, Blood test, Eye appt., Mammogram and now 4 weeks sober I STILL haven't done them. Too tired insomnia for 10 night's now...but everyone says it will pass. Kudos to you for getting it done!
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I neglected all aspects of health care when I was drinking. Good for you for being brave enough to get out and take care of your health.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would brush sporadically when I was a drunk.

Often I would wake up after a binge, cotton mouth, headache, sick, red eyed.

I would look at my fat bloated face in the mirror and shake my head.

I knew I was addicted but couldn't stop until I found this site.

My desire to quit combined w the information and participation here, saved me.

These days I am much better. I go to work and folks are suprised by my interest.

I used to avoid interactions because I reeked of booze and was very weak.

Getting over the physical addiction was hard and horrible. The mental healing was/is equally difficult.

Relapse looms. I am beginning to stabilize nicely. Drug free except....

I just popped a zyrtec because my nose started running away.

Otherwise, I am present and beginning to feel nicely human for the first time in my life.

Stay clean.

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Old 01-19-2018, 06:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I definitely bleed a lot less during my dental cleanings in sobriety. Flossing is one of those functions functional alcoholics fail at.
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