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by Shadowlad
19 Sep 2020 10:30
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Running and Walking Club
Replies: 2106
Views: 112181

Re: Running and Walking Club

Hi there TC :\: <:)> Sorry to read you are recovering from surgery but wonderful that you are starting to get out doing what you love best, gently does it for now ;)? I haven't been out walking at all and want to get more motivated again. So going to aim for a short morning walk each day after a cup...
by Shadowlad
19 Sep 2020 10:23
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?
Replies: 4022
Views: 191214

Re: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?

Happy : To be free from alcohol and to see the progress of others who have freed themselves too. Grateful : For friends, family, home and pets. Angry : Temporarily angry at a person who took advantage of my good nature in recent weeks. Wish i could recognise when people are not genuine. Never mind, ...
by Shadowlad
19 Sep 2020 10:14
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1375
Views: 50433

Re: The 2020 Challenge

#50 ;)?
by Shadowlad
19 Sep 2020 10:11
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5370
Views: 385574

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Pickles ! Am late again for a special sober birthday, my apologies and please have my heartfelt congratulations on 8 years and 2 days sober ! \:)/ \:)/ (::) (::) <:)> <:)> download (81).jpg Eight years is a great acheivement and you have overcome so much in those years. Well done brave lady. Wishin...
by Shadowlad
29 Aug 2020 20:28
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7333
Views: 401165

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Hi Moira :) <:)> Good to hear from you xx Sorry about your bf but its nice you are still friends and great that Jim is still a supportive friend to you ;)? I'm really pissed off, I waited 18 months for CBT and, because of the waiting list, they've cut the sessions to 5 instead of 20. I applied for p...
by Shadowlad
29 Aug 2020 20:10
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?
Replies: 4022
Views: 191214

Re: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?

Hello Mountainhare, Lushy and all <:)> <:)> Happy : Have taken in a lovely 13 year old black cat to add to my senior fur family :) Proud : For being sober and the better life and opportunities it has brought. Grateful : For my son's steady recovery from addiction, for my daughter and for family/frie...
by Shadowlad
29 Aug 2020 19:56
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11856
Views: 811721

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Tai <:)> I just read of the loss of your brother and then also your father. May i add heartfelt condolences to you at this sad time, please take care <:)> xx
by Shadowlad
29 Aug 2020 19:45
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1375
Views: 50433

Re: The 2020 Challenge

#50 :\:
by Shadowlad
29 Aug 2020 19:40
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5370
Views: 385574

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Just wanted to wish our lovely mods Sheilaand Sandy huge congratulations on their respective anniversaries :\: \:)/ (::)

Thank you for all you have done, and still do for the forum ladies <:)>

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For Sandy on 11 years sober ! xx
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For Sheila on 2 years sober ! xx
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by Shadowlad
13 Aug 2020 11:36
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7333
Views: 401165

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Hi everyone on this thread. How is everyone getting on ? Jake did you get your problem with Olanzapine sorted out ? I have Bipolar 1 and did have that medication for a year but it increased my appetite and i gained weight quickly so came off it. And yes, too high a dose does make you feel numb and i...
by Shadowlad
13 Aug 2020 10:29
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Just want to share.
Replies: 5182
Views: 283920

Re: Just want to share.

Hey Miss Havisham ;) <:)> <:)> Just want to send you all my love and good wishes Kim, along with the other good folks on this forum. It is surreal and painful times for you my friend, your writing shows your grief and sadness and my heart goes out to you it really does <:)> As for the future i guess...
by Shadowlad
13 Aug 2020 10:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1375
Views: 50433

Re: The 2020 Challenge

Thank you TC :\:
by Shadowlad
12 Aug 2020 12:57
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1375
Views: 50433

Re: The 2020 Challenge

# 50 :\:

Sending love and good wishes to all \:)/ <:)>
by Shadowlad
12 Aug 2020 12:54
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5370
Views: 385574

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Hello would just like to send Newts and Rachel love and congratulations on their respective sober anniversaries ;)? <:)> Sorry this is belated but it is still heartfelt, it is an amazing life change to be set free from alcohol. Not forgetting all the perseverance and grit you displayed in those earl...
by Shadowlad
04 Jul 2020 15:23
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Life Improvement Workshop
Replies: 216
Views: 25159

Re: Life Improvement Workshop

Hello friends <:)> Lovely to read all your progress on here. Life is such a precious thing with so much beauty to be found, even amongst the uncertainty of our current pandemic. I felt so much anxiety in the first month of lockdown, especially as i had an unwanted lodger, a lovely new partner who i ...
by Shadowlad
04 Jul 2020 14:28
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1375
Views: 50433

Re: The 2020 Challenge

#50 present and correct ! \:)/ \:)/
by Shadowlad
24 Jun 2020 00:53
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14551
Views: 928122

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hello AARRONB06 and welcome to BE. Just wanted to respond and wish you and your family well. There is a thread here on BE that may be of some help to read through : https://www.brighteyecounselling.co.uk/alcoholic-forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=295&start=400#p491345 (When loved ones drink and you don't) ...
by Shadowlad
24 Jun 2020 00:14
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13630
Views: 648153

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Hi there fellow beyonders <:)> Sorry to read you had the dreaded Covid-19 Mooths, i hope you are feeling a lot better now. A very well done to you on approaching 18 months of sobriety and for giving up nicotine :) With so many activities and routines in limbo just now, I’m wondering if people are ta...
by Shadowlad
09 Jun 2020 22:27
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7333
Views: 401165

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

(some idiot stole my car from under my nose while I was packing it - I live in the sticks and so I just popped into the house for a moment. It was dark and I didn't know there was a drug addict trying to hitch a lift to town - and he saw the lights in the garage and the car with its doors open - an...