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Old 07-16-2018, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One-Year


Today, one year ago, I took my last drink. No so-called rockbottom or ultimatums.. I woke-up and decided that I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. So, after 14 years of almost daily drinking, countless stitches on my legs, a shattered left ulna bone (that required two surgeries), ruined relationships, self-humiliations etc... I stopped. Just the thought of shooting back shots of vodka still makes me physically gag.

Tomorrow marks one-year since my day one. As much as alcohol sickens me - I canít believe that Iíve made it this far.

Iíve stayed sober through three vacations, one nearly career-ending work experience (not alcohol related) and numerous crap days sprinkled in between.

Iím so very thankful for this site and the support Iíve received from so many of you. Xoxo
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Awesome milestone! Congrats.
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Congrats on 1 year!!A great milestone!
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I just want you to know that this short reply from me is filled with admiration.
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Congratulations on one year! It's inspirational to hear from people who have made it that far!
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Congratulations, Flinders!!

One year is a great accomplishment.
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Congrats on the first of many sober years.
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Congrats and thanks for the update. It is very inspiring to me 6 days into my own recovery.
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Brilliant!!!!!
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Congratulations! The though of drinking alcohol still makes me gag from time to time.
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A whole year - how fabulous, Flinders!
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Fantastic! Success stories never get old. Straight shots of vodka?? I gag thinking about it as well.
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Congrats on one years sobriety! Sounds like it wasnít an easy year either.
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Congrats on your year!

That's a big milestone.
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Good job man... From daily drinking to one-year sober. Impressive...
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AND that is how important I think one year is...CONGRATS!
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