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by SueDenim
27 Sep 2020 02:17
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11906
Views: 819288

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Button, by the time you read this the urge will have passed and you will be eating your breakfast, but think how much better you Friday than you would have if you had given in! I also use AF drinks to give me the feeling of moving from the working day to relaxing in the evening. It works for me, and...
by SueDenim
24 Sep 2020 00:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11906
Views: 819288

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I completely agree with your last paragraph. I don't think we need to roll over and accept anything, if we have the power to change it. I don't say that to be arrogant, as I am fully aware of how life can suddenly change, and of how difficult it is to change ingrained habits, but I think it is at le...
by SueDenim
23 Sep 2020 23:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11906
Views: 819288

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I'm another who doesn't like labels. I think that at times the labels we give ourselves, and the ones we are given by others, are responsible for all sorts of feelings of failure and low self-esteem. I don't just mean 'alcoholic' or 'addict' (although I reject both of them). I mean ones like 'reliab...
by SueDenim
07 Sep 2020 05:13
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83292
Views: 4193940

Re: The First 7 Days

Has anyone heard from Anneka? She had just got out of hospital when she last posted- I hope she’s ok.
by SueDenim
31 Aug 2020 00:32
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 83292
Views: 4193940

Re: The First 7 Days

How are you doing Anneka? The chances are that you can turn this round if you stay sober. What did the medics say about the brain damage? It might be worth asking about thiamine (vitamin B1) as drinkers are often deficient in it, and this can affect the brain. If you have medication it might be bett...
by SueDenim
31 Aug 2020 00:25
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11906
Views: 819288

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I’m so so for your loss, Tai. Life’s not fair sometimes. Look after yourself as best you can.
by SueDenim
24 Aug 2020 18:58
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5390
Views: 389231

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Congratulations Sheila and Sandy \:)/ (::) \:)/ (::)
by SueDenim
24 Aug 2020 17:35
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11906
Views: 819288

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I'm sorry to hear about your brother, Tai, and am thinking about your family. Lesians, I know what you mean about the shame, as I also feel it. I am aware that some things that make me cringe are things that others might laugh (or even boast) about when talking about 'a good night out', but I still ...
by SueDenim
13 Aug 2020 10:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1401
Views: 52437

Re: The 2020 Challenge

#17 :\:
by SueDenim
13 Aug 2020 10:09
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5390
Views: 389231

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Well done, Newt \:)/
by SueDenim
24 May 2020 00:51
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655125

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

I don't take any meds, but I think that some people do if the damage is worse. I do get regular screening though, which is very important, as the risk of liver cancer is greater if you have a damaged liver. Good luck with your appointment, Rachel. As I'm sure you know, the majority of investigations...
by SueDenim
21 May 2020 22:02
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655125

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Thanks, everyone. I was pleased with the results :mrgreen:. A word of caution, though - the good LFTs are because I haven't had anything to drink for nearly 3 years, not because there is no damage. Whilst the results are very heartening, this shows that it is possible to have 'silent' damage and it ...
by SueDenim
20 May 2020 23:32
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655125

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Many congratulations Deanna, SB and Ed! I had LFTs done today, and they are not far from normal, which is obviously good news. One of the markers is high, but that could be because of the pernicious anaemia I have had for years. The virus has meant that I haven’t had my B12 jab for months longer tha...
by SueDenim
14 Apr 2020 00:04
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655125

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Hello Fuzzy! I am the opposite. I am snacking far more than usual. I think it's because there are no real mealtimes, so I've taken to grazing all day, and not on healthy snacks :oops: I haven't been out for weeks now, as I have an auto-immune condition that was being investigated when we went into l...
by SueDenim
07 Apr 2020 00:22
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5390
Views: 389231

Re: NOTICE BOARD

WELL DONE \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ \:)/

A year is amazing! You must be so pleased (::)

Congratulations, Winkler.
xx
by SueDenim
06 Apr 2020 01:57
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655125

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

It's probably just a question of time, g-man. It's taken me a while, but then I was drinking for a long time, so, you know :D. I think if you can relax about it and try not to go to bed worried that you won't sleep, it helps. People say not to use your phone for a few hours before bed, but if you ge...
by SueDenim
05 Apr 2020 13:19
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655125

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

That’s a big realisation isn’t it? The fact that most people don’t drink to excess, and that just because we have surrounded ourselves with those who do doesn’t mean that it’s normal. I have struggled with sleep for as long as I can remember (and insomnia is a symptom of liver damage), but I think t...
by SueDenim
05 Apr 2020 01:38
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11906
Views: 819288

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hello Kungfulu. I remember you from when I started posting :) It is 3 years since I decided to leave work and all that that meant in terms of drinking and other things. It was a huge decision for many reasons, but one that I knew I had to take. I was on a downward spiral, and work was a big part of ...
by SueDenim
31 Mar 2020 13:29
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11906
Views: 819288

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I am so pleased not to be drinking during this situation. I managed to get a Tesco order, and there was no AF wine available. When the order came without it, I was disappointed, as I do like to open a bottle in the evening, but then I thought how I would have felt when I was drinking the real thing ...
by SueDenim
30 Mar 2020 23:29
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13641
Views: 655125

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Hello, beyonders. I hope everyone is getting through the lockdown without too much trouble. I am fed up (day 18 for me :|) and I've really had enough of it now. The thought of months more of this is not good, but I'm trying to do it a step at a time, and not think too much about the future. Anyway, ...