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Old 08-30-2010, 10:43 AM
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My! Aren't you two awfully cheerful this Monday;-)
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by LaFemme View Post
My! Aren't you two awfully cheerful this Monday;-)


I'm not a bit cheerful today but I am cheerfully sober nonetheless!
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:43 PM
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...because I am soooo %@*&ing happy it is Monday, and it is raining, and I have a ton of work to do, and the cat puked on my shoes, and it took an hour to find my keys. How could drinking possibly make this morning anymore special?
At least you didn't find your keys in your shoe with the cat vomit.

There's always a silver lining. Always!
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:16 PM
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To quote George C. Scott; "Damn, I LOVE the smell of cat puke in the morning!"

Look on the bright side—it wasn’t your puke and you didn’t wake up on the floor!!
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:30 PM
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six weeks in, this is the worst I have ever felt. If there is a super hero among you..scoop me up, and take me to your planet...I am at my wits end...
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:48 PM
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I'm getting my cape on right now! Seriously hope everything is ok?:-(
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:50 PM
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whats happening recycle?
in any case, La F is on her way

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Old 08-30-2010, 09:07 PM
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I'm not a superhero but I can put my underwear on outside my pants if it will help.

Hang in there. Right around 4 to 6 weeks was always the hardest for me; I went through it about 6 or 7 times-- giving in and using after about 5 weeks clean-- and the only thing I can say is if you white knuckle it through the next few days, it's over and you won't have to do it again. About 10 to 12 weeks without using I had a few crappy days but it was more mild, easier to manage. I seem to work on about 5-week cycles as far as my drinking and drugging is concerned and when I finally recognized the pattern, the next time I went through that I knew what it was and I reminded myself that it's just because my body is used to chemicals and it's temporary.

Good luck, and keep posting. You're doing fine, you're going through normal stuff as your body and brain adjust to life post-alcohol. And you're not alone. *hugs*
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:43 AM
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Seriously recycle, what gneiss says is true! If there is any way we can help, other than our undying support, I hope you know we're here for you...

I went through the same "stuff" last week myself. It passed quickly ,and I am better now, hang in!!
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:35 AM
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That was embarrassing. Sadness hit me like a club last night...
I can be such a drama queen, sorry about that. I really do appreciate the kindness it means a lot.

I'll try and pull my thoughts together a write a real note later.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:31 AM
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Nothing to worry about. The sadness and drama are part of the recovery package (I hate package deals, don't you?), and that's why we have this forum. I had evenings where I'd sit on my couch and cry for no real reason, I was just sad. I'd be mad at everyone, too. I had to learn to stay away from my phone on those days, I sent some horrible text messages.

I won't drink or drug today because my old dealer left me a voice mail over the weekend that I needed to call him, he had an emergency. Really? What does he think I would help him with? So p!ss on him, I'm not doing drugs (and I'm not calling him back either. Maybe some day he'll get the point).
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:11 AM
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Hugs Recycle! Sending Happy thoughts your way:-)

Gneiss...WTF kind of emergency could your dealer have that you would help him with...must admit he gets points for originality!

No booze for me today, just because:-)
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:10 PM
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I will not use today (or tomorrow, since I really only have an hour left) because for the first time in quite some time I went to class and didn't want to leave tonight. It was awesome to not have a little voice in the back of my head telling me to go home and have a drink! I was a slave to that voice for too long.

Instead of rushing home to get wasted I spent an extra 20 minutes in the lab looking at microscopic fossils on thin sections (little slabs of rock that have been cut and polished thin enough for light to pass through them). It felt great!
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:35 AM
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I will not drink today because I like my sober life too much to give it up.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:08 PM
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I will not drink/drug today because...

...there is an incredible feeling of accomplishment that lifts my mood when I successfully complete another day of sobriety .
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:17 PM
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... because I'm 100% sober and burned myself on the oven. Again. Just think of the damage I'd do drunk! :P
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:42 PM
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because its a good thing I don't.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:47 PM
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Thumbs up I will not drink/drug today because...

Because I am Buddhist.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:53 PM
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i will not drink or drug today cuz my life is sooo much better sober than using.
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:00 PM
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Because it is very fine day today.
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