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Old 06-28-2018, 12:08 PM
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500 Days!

Wow I canít believe it?! A few years ago I couldnít get 3 days sober. I am so grateful for SR and the program of AA! It has shown me so many things that has helped me to live a life that is fulfilling and rewarding. Donít get me wrong I do have days that are rocky but if I apply the principles that I have been taught I can remain sober 1 day at a time. By living life on lifes terms and using the 12 steps on a daily basis I can continue to have an incredible life.
A little over 500 days ago I was sitting in my cabin, no job, no friends, very sick full of resentment, fear and self-pity with a 1.75L of Captain Morgan rum in my mouth. Drowning my feelings was the only way I knew to cope with life. Now I have a job, a nice place to live, a wealth of friends and the knowledge that I can move through life dealing with itís challenges sober.
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Congratulations! Feels good doesn't it? I have 504 days myself.
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Well done to both of you.

500+ days that's some serious sober time.

I am approaching 6 months things can still be quite testing for me.

Stay strong!
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Originally Posted by comtnman740 View Post
Wow I canít believe it?! A few years ago I couldnít get 3 days sober. I am so grateful for SR and the program of AA! It has shown me so many things that has helped me to live a life that is fulfilling and rewarding. Donít get me wrong I do have days that are rocky but if I apply the principles that I have been taught I can remain sober 1 day at a time. By living life on lifes terms and using the 12 steps on a daily basis I can continue to have an incredible life.
A little over 500 days ago I was sitting in my cabin, no job, no friends, very sick full of resentment, fear and self-pity with a 1.75L of Captain Morgan rum in my mouth. Drowning my feelings was the only way I knew to cope with life. Now I have a job, a nice place to live, a wealth of friends and the knowledge that I can move through life dealing with itís challenges sober.
Thanks!
Garrison

There are so many non success stories however if folks would just believe and seek with all their might, a brighter future is obtainable. Proud of ya man and keep the good faith and work it!
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:21 PM
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Well done to both of you.

500+ days that's some serious sober time.

I am approaching 6 months things can still be quite testing for me.

Stay strong!
That's how I felt at 6 months also, hang in there!
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Fantastic! Way to go - and it does keep getting better.
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:29 PM
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congratulations comtnman!!

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Old 06-28-2018, 05:02 PM
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Very well done
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Old 06-29-2018, 02:30 AM
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Congratulations to you both! Well done!
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Old 06-30-2018, 01:04 PM
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Congrats on 500 days! Did you suffer any paws and if so how long? I'm at four months and my anxiety comes in huge waves over the top like. I can feel it coming on because the ringing /buzzing in my ears goes thru the roof.
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:21 PM
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I suffered from PAWS bad myself, the first 6 months where really bad but I wasn't actually feeling better until around 13 months.
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:48 PM
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Congrats on 500 days. Thank you for sharing. Your description of how you felt 500 days ago is close to how I feel now minus the alcohol. Reading that and realizing my head is there helped......a tiny bit.
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Congratulations comptnman! You too tekink! Fantastic achievement.
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