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Old 03-19-2009, 09:22 AM
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:07 AM
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Hi, I guess I need my glasses more often, or maybe lessons in English, I never visited this thread because I figured it was links to secular websites... I think I read "check this out" instead of check in? I don't know, but I'm sure I was sober !
So hi there, I'm checking in !
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:11 AM
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Glad you checked in poppy. I haven't done that in a while either so here I am.
Still doing well and sleeping in my own bed. I am still confined to my side of it but it is a start.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:14 AM
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by californiapoppy View Post
Hi, I guess I need my glasses more often, or maybe lessons in English, I never visited this thread because I figured it was links to secular websites...
Dang, that would be a lot of links!
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:07 PM
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Checking in... Bit miffed at some of the things i'm reading on here today... Biting my (virtual) tongue...

Glad this forum is here, just hope it stays a safe place to share on a non-religious level about sobriety and stuff.

Just seems there are some quite cruel, unhelpful, downright nasty people about... Perhaps they should "work their program" better. Sheesh!

I'll pray to darwin and sacrifice a goat for them...

Hugs / manly pats on the back / smiles to you all... Hope you're well today.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:26 PM
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I'm very worried about Bam.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:42 PM
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Ditto coffeenut.. it has been a long time since we have heard from Bam..

Just checking in because I miss all of you.

Welcome californiapoppy (what a flower!)

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Old 03-20-2009, 01:01 AM
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Hello, everyone. I'm checking in.

I've been seeing a therapist. Only two sessions so far, but at least she is really easy to talk to. She really wants to get me on an SSRI, but I have to quit drinking first. My PCP knows I have a history of drinking and as a result is loath to prescribe me meds. I'm going to quit before I go to my next appointment in a couple of weeks and I'll tell my therapist that if my PCP doesn’t give me a chance, then he is advocating/encouraging slow suicide. I will not play games. I’m at my breaking point. I am done. This works or nothing will.

I have proven that I can be sober for limited periods of time. The longest I made it was 80 days and that's more than enough time for any medication to take effect. I need something.

I never suggested medication to the therapist. The first session she asked me why I wasn’t on anything (and she knew about my drinking). I told her I dropped the bomb on my PCP about one week beforehand and I didn’t feel comfortable telling him my problems. That’s not his area of expertise, anyway.

I’ll see how this goes.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:05 AM
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:22 AM
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I just read the closed Fanabulous thread. You folks made me cry. I'm serious. I'm speechless.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:17 AM
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Great to see ya, Bam!
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:38 AM
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Once again I will say that I am glad to see you back. I think everyone at secular has been thinking about you every time we log on here. I know I have .
We are glad that you are back home where it is safe. :ghug
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:40 AM
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:11 AM
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Bambi!

SO glad to see you back.

p.s. I thought the 3-image limit had been removed...hmmm
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:12 AM
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We have BAM back!!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:26 PM
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Welcome back Bam. :ghug3

I've been doing very well all things considered. These past few days I've been busy. Going back and forth to the skilled nursing facility to see my girlfriend and run about doing tasks for her. Its good to have some busy work to do lately. Although I have yet to get into any regular routine sense the move into my new apartment. That and not having my internet connection up and running yet...geeze what a mess that is turning out to be. Then again I like a good challenge...LOL. All will be just fine as long as I continue with my addiction treatment and have a willingness to learn and grow as a human being.

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Old 03-20-2009, 09:20 PM
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Checking in. Had nothing useful to say on the other threads, so suffice to say I'm still alive. I went shopping today. I have to attend a banquet next weekend (cash bar at the reception... dear God!!!) and I RSVP'd while still dating my ex. Like it or not, we are dinner dates. So I figured it would be easier to not feel awkward if I have new clothes and look better than him (which I do anyway ). So I found the coolest shirt ever and I think it'll be ok. Kinda worried about that cash bar thing though, because I have proven I have trouble around alcohol still. Too much temptation at this point, and then being stuck with my ex as my date on top of that. Argh!!! Should be an interesting night.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:02 PM
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Oh my gneiss, going on a date with your ex..I wish you luck there :ghug3 Like you said at least you will look fabulous! YEAH! Let us know how it goes..... maybe keep a glass of something non alcoholic in your hand through out the night..maybe that will help....
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:59 AM
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I have to attend a banquet next weekend (cash bar at the reception... dear God!!!) and I RSVP'd while still dating my ex. Kinda worried about that cash bar thing though, because I have proven I have trouble around alcohol still.
Good luck with that.
It could be worse it could be a free bar. That is almost irrestable. Don't take any cash with you.
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