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Old 05-22-2014, 09:00 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Been exactly one month today since my last drunk.

Woohoo hoo!!!

Haven't done this in years!! Feeling pretty damn good
Your inspiring me. I could stand to drink less.
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Been exactly one month today since my last drunk.

Woohoo hoo!!!

Haven't done this in years!! Feeling pretty damn good

I noticed when you posted this you didnt say "since my last drink" You said "since my last DRUNK"


Stop fooling and lying to yourself Turmaline, the first step to recovery is honesty and full disclosure to YOURSELF>


Your friends here at yahooka can coddle you all day but that wont help your drinking problem.
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YOLO turm. Be happy. Be sober you can do it.
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So today I went to a "roundup" which is a huge AA meeting where people come from everywhere and it's an all day event with speakers from all o er Ontario.. With a dinner at the end of the day. I must say I was truly inspired once again. When I got there, there were two "Big Books" that everyone that showed up signed and they were to be given away to two newcomers.. And there were door prizes.. Etc.

Well I ended up getting the "Big Book". Which is insane.. The thing has like 100 signatures in it and little messages.. Then I one a draw and got a 12 step and 12 traditions book..
Then a man I front of me won a book and he turned around and he gave me his book.. Then a woman whom I didn't know won a book.. And she started talking to me and gave me her book..

It was insane.. The giving and the unity and the caring from strangers whom I don't even know.. The pay it forward attitudes.

It's soo awesome!

Just had to share it.
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I know exactly how you feel. Stay strong, and be open minded. Little by little the things you hear in those rooms will start to make sense.

Do the damn steps! That's where the magic lies. All the other stuff will fail to keep you sober...


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I noticed when you posted this you didnt say "since my last drink" You said "since my last DRUNK"


Stop fooling and lying to yourself Turmaline, the first step to recovery is honesty and full disclosure to YOURSELF>


Your friends here at yahooka can coddle you all day but that wont help your drinking problem.
and we will coddle you gently while we gently restrain you and allow a well hung donkey to violate your anal passage repeatedly without any lubrication.

we are just waiting for Stoneric to finish with the donkey, but we will get to you eventually.



Keep it up Turm, you can do it.
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So I'm feeling fantabulous. The days are getting better as they go on. I'm dumbfounded. I'm just going with the flow. Almost two months ago I was so alone an angry. Now I have hope and friends.. I am learning I am inspired and empowered. I wonder if I deserve to be this happy and then tell myself.. "Do t even think about it, just be it". And I am.

Last night I was part of a wonderful woman's 1 year sobriety celebration an spoke infrint of a room of I'd say almost 100 or more people. I was confident and I felt so good to speak of how she empowered and inspired me, as a woman and a mother in this battle to save my life. She is so awesome I am so grateful to have met her.. I gave her some dahlias for a gift.

Tonight I had my first business meeting at my home group and it was a great meeting. I love everyone there what a great group of drunks. I am now the alternate GSR which is a General Service Representitve for out home group..

And we are having a hotdog social haha something to look forward too I am just so freaking happy!
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That is so awesome turm and yes, you deserve it!
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Thank you.

Learning how to be accept the good things without expecting the worst is yet to come, or to good to be true is hard, but it's happening.

Saying thank you was hard too, now it's easy.. So thank you again. and spine crushing hugs for you too!!!
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I'm genuinely proud of you & quite impressed, Turm

Keep up the excellent work.

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How's your sleep been turm? One of the hardest parts of detox from alcohol for me was the nightmares. They lasted for months for me and it was almost impossible to get a good night's sleep.
Every so often I'll abstain from drinking periodically(althoug h I'm not an alcoholic). Cutting my typical small-to-moderate alcohol intake--maybe 5 beers per week on average when I do drink--makes it difficult to fall sleep for a while, initially.

I suspect that's because I only ever imbibe at night before bed to help wind down. Without the odd "nightcap beer" when I'm feeling keyed up, there's no telling how long it'll take to fall asleep

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my dad just relapsed on alcohol(well apparently has been covertely drinking for a couple weeks, but just lost it more-so)

His AA friends got him into a detox, again. Thank god for his AA friends. Seriously. Without them it would all be like 100000x harder on the family. Been through it before. sucks. Each time gets easier though tbh. Less of a shock i suppose, having gone through it all before.

just found out. Hadnt talked to him in three days. Was totally fine and normal the last time i saw him(he is really good at hiding his problem tho. the best).

But yeah.. shitty.

Hopefully this time we can at least play the system better than last time, and get his ass on some assistance of some sort.

Debating on whether or not to tell my family right away or wait another day. My mother is out west visiting my sister, and i dont want to fuck with vacation time as much as i can, as it will be a total downer. But telling my sister while my mom is out there might be for the best too. Plus she is gonna be pissed at me im not telling her right away either way. There is nothing she can do though. She is on the otherside of the country, and it will just fuck with her head.


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Ya my sleep is messe up too. I'd assume because I'm smoking my brains out and drinking decaf like a motherfucker.. I know it's decaf but it makes me smoke. Haha. Also I feel so damn good by the end of the day I almost feel wound up.

Next step is changing eating habits etc.

Do whatcha gotta do in the beginning.
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It's scary because I've been hearing stories alot lately of people with long term sobriety If say 10 years of 35 or more who relapse go out once and end up dead.. I've heard at least 3 stories in the past two weeks like this.

Thing is, is when these people with their long term sobriety go back out their tolerance is so low yet they think back to the way they were or how they drank way back when and well.. They just can't handle it..guess what you can't drink a 40 in one night after 25 years of not drinking.. Or even more.. Same with the drugs.

So scary. This shit is out to kill.

I don't want to die.
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the last BAD relapse almost killed my dad.
The alcohol really. Not the heroin. The only problem with heroin really is that you run out of money for heroin. The alcohol actually physically fucked him up. Wet brain. brain damage

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Somehow, he pretty much fully recovered as was completely fine. No longterm care needed beyond the initial rehabilitation.
talk about going against the odds...

The dude is seriously as invincable as they come... It is insane how many times he as escaped death. It is insane im even here and that he lived long enough to father me.
That shit is bound to give out eventually though. I try to prepare, but it is pretty much impossible to do so when it is your father/best friend.


After what i just briefly mentioned, it is beyond stupid that he drank again, as he was already at the point where one more drunk could easily kill him. He just cannot seem to find happiness though. Has been battling with it and a drug problem since his childhood. More than 50 years. He will never escape its clutches unfortunately.


Edit: and Lol turm, for christ's sake, when someone tells you their dad just relapsed and is all fucked up, Probably best to avoid immediately saying how you've been hearing about a lot of people like that dying lately... c'mon..
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The level of(physical/physiological)abuse the human body is able to endure & survive, is truly astonishing
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Don't take this the wrong way, fender, but have you considered an Al Anon meeting? They will teach you how to disconnect emotionally. The truth is you should be prepared for the worst, and know how to set boundaries. Hoping for the best.. <3

PS turm. Its exciting to read your posts. Very happy for you!
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Yes! I recently heard a longterm alanon member speak at a weekend roundup meeting which is an all day meeting where people come from everywhere. The woman was so inspiring. I think it would be awesome for anyone dealing with someone close to them being affected with such issues.

There is so much support out there.. So many people going through what you are going through.. You aren't alone. So much important information that will help you.

Give you piece if mind.

I'm not sure what to say fender I'm sorry. I didn't mean to.
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dont worry about it turm. i know you didnt mean anything.


and toasty, ive gotten pretty damn good at dealing with it all. Like i mentioned, after having gone through it all a number of times now, it isnt all that hard.
The hardest part is just knowing how little you are truly able to do.
And as for boundaries, Even at his worst, my father has always done a tremendous job at repsecting those boundaries. They are more his boundaries than mine.

I will be able to cope with the inevitable.
I truly worry about my sister though. I dont think she'll handle it well.

Gonna see him tomorrow, And as for the support you both mention, my dad would DEFINITELY be dead if it wasnt for the support of his AA buddies.
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I will think of you alot.

I somewhat understand. I have an uncle who is dying in my aunts basement from alcoholism right now. It's my moms brother. We don't talk about him. I haven't told anyone in aa. It's been on my mind but I'm afraid of my family and what they will do if I try to help but fuck them. He is going to die. He is but a skeleton. He use to leave the house to buy his booze and now he doesn't do that my aunt does.

He was my favorite uncle as a kid.. Did everything for us.. He just gave up on life. Is utterly alone.

We don't talk about it.. This is the first time. I have to help him.

He would need hospitalization I don't know he is so stubborn..
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