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by Shadowlad
24 Jun 2020 00:53
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14403
Views: 857319

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: 13625
Views: 599119

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: 7330
Views: 368807

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...
by Shadowlad
09 Jun 2020 22:23
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7330
Views: 368807

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Aww thanks Mark, Luna and Pickles re the bike. It a funny thing really how good deeds often come to us after being wronged. Three different people actually wanted to gift me one of their bikes, and one was an electric too lol ! It was so kind and i now have a comfortable retro style ladies bike to s...
by Shadowlad
09 Jun 2020 21:52
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1097
Views: 35904

Re: The 2020 Challenge

hashtag 50 :\:

Happy 7 th anniversary Trojan ! Hope you have had a good day \:)/

Hope everyone is well xx
by Shadowlad
09 Jun 2020 21:26
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 599119

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

:\: Trojan Hope i'm not too late in the day to bring you very good wishes and celebrations for your 7th sober anniversary \:)/ (::) ;)? <:)> Absolutely well done on this major life change and in all you have achieved in those 7 years ;)? Thank you all the help and support you have given to me and ma...
by Shadowlad
28 May 2020 21:06
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1097
Views: 35904

Re: The 2020 Challenge

Thank you TC, Sheila and Freshie :) ;)?
by Shadowlad
28 May 2020 21:02
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7330
Views: 368807

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Shadow, I apologise if I sounded glib with the "doctoring" remark. I in no way mean to suggest we can do this ourselves. What I meant is that we cannot have a professional doctor with us 24/7 (although I often have longed to get shunted into some rehab clinic where I can just focus on "getting bett...
by Shadowlad
28 May 2020 12:46
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1097
Views: 35904

Re: The 2020 Challenge

Thanks Trojan, hope you are well :) <:)>
by Shadowlad
28 May 2020 12:45
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Legal Problems And Drink.
Replies: 158
Views: 19405

Re: Legal Problems And Drink.

Hi Ruby, i'm very sorry to hear that too <:)> <:)>
by Shadowlad
28 May 2020 12:38
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Just want to share.
Replies: 5126
Views: 264752

Re: Just want to share.

Lushy, thinking of you and sending lots of love <:)> <:)> xx
by Shadowlad
28 May 2020 12:32
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 599119

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Deanna :\:

A belated (sorry !) congratulations on your 5 years sober \:)/ (::)
by Shadowlad
28 May 2020 12:30
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 599119

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Rachel <:)> <:)>
by Shadowlad
28 May 2020 12:23
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1097
Views: 35904

Re: The 2020 Challenge

# 50

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7 1/2 years sober next month and feeling proud and relieved that my son says he is proud of me and he turns to me for guidance and reassurance with his own recovery. He is over 2 years in recovery now :) xx
by Shadowlad
28 May 2020 12:17
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7330
Views: 368807

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Hello Mark and Luna <:)> <:)> Sorry to read of both your struggles, the mind and emotions can be so complex and hard to understand. Mark <:)> It's does sound like the trippiness is a reaction to psychological stress xx The elation you mention and heightened senses is actually a symptom of hypomania ...
by Shadowlad
26 May 2020 19:58
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: COVID-19 Support & Chat
Replies: 403
Views: 13476

Re: COVID-19 Support & Chat

Hello campers ! <:)> I understand about the uncertainty/restrictions TC because places are starting to open here too. I keep eating chips just because of the novelty of all the fish and chip shops being open ! Also how to stop going the wrong way with the arrows in the shops ? There is a worry that ...
by Shadowlad
08 May 2020 11:55
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7330
Views: 368807

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

PS : I'll PM you about emdr therapy xx
by Shadowlad
08 May 2020 11:50
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7330
Views: 368807

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Hello Ruby <:)> <:)> Great to hear from you. And well done on all that fab volunteering. I've been very up and down but doing much better now thank you. It helps to have my home back to myself and to have got into a new structured routine. Feeling really happy after my partner turned up with a big b...
by Shadowlad
08 May 2020 11:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5300
Views: 362412

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Also just wanted to send Winkler my very best wishes for passing her special one year milestone. Sincere apologies for missing this, but i wish you all the best in your continued journey \:)/ (::) <:)>

Plenty of cake all around today ! :D

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