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  • sinisterbarbie.......wow, your story reminds me of a girl I went to high school with. I dated her our senior year, and remained friends with her for many years. She married and they had a nice home, 2 beautiful children, a husband who loved her . Sadly, the bottle was everything to her.....and she got so bad ,she would…
  • hey guys, hope all is well and eveyones doing well. I continue to read all your posts and appreciate them big time......hey, its 4 years AF...........nada........So fortunate that things have been going well. I know how fortunate I am........thats 1 ,461 days..........bet I have saved some serious money. Hey Ruby, keep…
  • thanks bein2day, sure enjoy reading peoples posts and how they are doing. Xellecin, I had to avoid a few back in the day, they were the types to twist your arm, or make you feel guilty so, for me, and again, it applies to me, I knew not drinking was the most important issue at that time in my life....... and yeah, they…
  • hi everyone, saw where people are coming over here and thought I would stop in an say hi........best wishes to all.
  • hello to you as well jrowens..........looks like very few people are coming here recently.........? Hope all is well with everyone................best wishes
  • hi beka, its been 1294 for me.April of 2018 . Gotta say, I sure dont miss anything about it. The guilt, the anxiety and shame involved . Plus the money I have saved. Also, seems to have gotten easier too, which is a relief. Keep up the good work and it continues to pay off . .........best wishes to everyone
  • Hey Everybody..............check it out, today is my 4000 th day and my 1225 days of being alcohol free...........kinda cool........just wanted to say hi and also that I think of everyone daily and know how hard it is and how great you all are going to feel when you leave it behind you.............take care, and Ruby,…
  • Hi Ruby and you are welcome. You know I was just thinking, that my brother who is one year older than me, quit completely in 2004. December of 2004 only after he got his 3rd DUI. It cost him 7000 dollars for court cost, attorney, etc. The judge made him go to courses, group sessions with about 10 other people who were…
  • Hi everyone, been a while since I posted.......its been 1200 days today since I have refrained . The first month for me was rough, but everyday after the first month got easier. We have wine and beer in the house, but it has NO, repeat NO effect of enticing me to drink. None.............Want to thank everyone for posting,…
  • Hello guys, I want to say Happy sober free New Year to you all........I dont really ever post, but have read all your posts for months now...........Ruby, best of luck as well, again, I am inspired by your posts and others and really, really , really pay attention to each one and every one. They all remind me of what I…
  • helps me Ruby for sure.......esp during these times.........Im hanging in there, matter of fact , it was 2 years ago near Easter that I stopped.....thanks for the link
  • Im furloughed...........and its ok, I kinda suspected things would get rough and prepared...actually, everyone's handling it well........miss the gym and interaction, but we are hanging in there.....and yeah, at one millisecond I had temptations, but they passed...........also, Im not a dr, but I would think that alcohol…
  • our governor just changed an old law that made sure trucks designated and designed to deliver beer and alcohol can now deliver food supplies to stores here in Texas that are empty later on in the day...........so I guess alcohol will be in short supply for a while..... best wishes to all.......
  • Thanks Jen for your post........again, I use these post as a guide for continuing not to drink.........when you said that you had "pounding in the night, dry mouth", ...........it sure gives me a wake up call........ That was me 2 years ago and it feels like yesterday that I experienced those things, when I read your post.…
  • Lorraine..............My ASGOT, which is my liver enzymes has dropped from a moderate level of 44 down to 24..........awesome, my liver thanks me too.............I was a moderate drinker, not a heavy drinker, but noticed red flags.............waiting to have my 2 - 3 glasses of nightly wine or scheduling things to not…
  • Hi Ruby Red . The student( drunk driver ) that killed my cousin is in jail as well....sad, he left a school party drunk and hit my cousin on his motorcycle head on at 2 30 am in the morning.....my cousin Scott was a stage manager for a theatre and was in charge of clean up and putting things away after the event is…
  • I recently saw on TV that the increase in deaths that are alcohol related since 1997 has doubled and that the highest incidence of death occurs in women. I think nearly every nite n in our city there is a car accident involving DWI's........scarry , a DWI costs the person about 17 , 000 dollars , and that doesn't include…
  • Ruby red..........your post reminded me of my old friend from high school, my first girlfriend who I did stay friends with for years. My friend Bev, the one who died of a fall and did nothing to get medical help, would have become a grandmother this month.......her only daughter gave birth to a healthy baby…
  • Jen, way to go.......my ASGOT liver readings, what ever that means, dropped from 44 which is a bit high to 24 which is excellent...........so, congratulations, I had my physical last month and the Dr was really happy with all my lipids........it matters now, because when you get old you dont want to have regrets about how…
  • Iwilltakeback..............I have a brother who was a terrible alcoholic and abused drugs for years......about 30 years. He drank daily, had 6 DUI's and had a terrible temper when he drank........I gave up on him on Dec of 2004 he stopped drinking.....totally and stopped getting high........that's it . He stopped cold…
  • thanks Lorraine.........I pray each day for all of us, that we find the way ....... best wishes, Lloyd
  • I just wanted to put this out there, that there will be a day when alcohol doesn't even register in your mind. I quit about 18 months ago, really didn't have a huge problem, just noticed red flags about drinking........for me. It wasn't years of drinking, just here and there and getting worse every year. again, were all…
  • stride, I understand about that blood pressure........mine became elevated and since I don't drink, its about 115/75 or so........... My primary dr emphasized the need to make sure my bp was normal, which is another incentive to have stopped.........my lipids are great, so you will definitely see a change in your…
  • Orphia, excellent post..........reasons I quit were that feeling the next day...........pure guilt, esp if I were around loved ones I would sometimes drink wine in the evening and then later, wake up about 2 am with the extremely fast heart beats. I mean, I thought I was having a heart attack. Also, I was almost…
  • Hello, haven't posted in a while, but do come here daily to read how people are coming along.I really appreciate all the thoughts and posts, it really helps me ......long story short, we went to a party, small get together for a group of friends that we have known for a while.......Well, most of them drank socially, just 2…
  • In the past, Friday nights were always pizza and wine. I truly loved pizza and drinking , it was traditional for Friday nights..............well, last night, I really, really wanted pizza....big time.........My wife made one and gave me just one slice........thats it. I m really trying to lose these last 25 lbs. Funny…
  • Ed Zilla..........thats interesting, my bp is excellent now that I don't drink.........I think you are right, I ve read up on statins , blood pressure, etc.........bp meds are quite safe for the most, Ive been off and on them for years....no side effects. I do know that statins do have some serious side effects..........my…
  • IWilltakeback........hey, been there done that.........you aren't different, its normal . The first month or so, its challenging , however as the time goes on.........its a breeze....... The dreams, the concerns that you are having are the norm. Its at a point now, its not even a thought.......I have been to parties and…
  • just a heads up to folks that have a struggling day or two.........it gets better , trust me. Im close to one year, the first month or so I had temptations. I did find out, who ever pushed me to drink or indulge or say that " I was uncomfortable to be around because I didn't drink"..well, they aren't your friend...........…
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