Its Day 4 for me. Iím feeling great and not waking up during the night from liver pain, dehydration and withdrawal shakes in the mornings. I also have had issues with really bad unexplained bruising all over and have been talking to the doctor about my heart and liver. My mind is clearer and I feel positive.
Ive been here before tho. Itís the two week mark Iím worried about. The issue for me was that I didnít (and still really havenít) dealt with why Iím an alcoholic. Thatís the hard part I think and the long road ahead.
Ive found that writing down all my reasons, why I did drink, and why I donít want to, then to do lists of fun things to do during the week, then distraction to do lists and check them off helps (and celebrate the small wins with a positive comment - like Iíd say to a friend
Having support forums and apps, audible books, meditation apps for bed time, sipping a diet soft drink/juice when Iíd normally drink helps. Eating good food, doctors help and a psychologist for the long term plan.
The other issue is my husband is an alcoholic too and that will be challenge, not that Iíll be tempted, but to remember that conversations/behaviour/attitudes are different on an intoxicated/straight level. Heís also an enabler and wants me to be Ďhappyí. So that will be a challenge to !always! be strong. I donít party, but he likes to have groups over for drinks. I managed to stay straight on my last quit. He was encouraging me to drink too though. Itís hard in front of a group of people. I stayed strong though.
Im also giving up smoking at the same time. Double whammy. Iím feeling and thinking positive though.
Thank you you all for your support