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by SueDenim
12 Jan 2021 03:41
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2021 Challenge
Replies: 176
Views: 1288

Re: The 2021 Challenge

#17 :\:
by SueDenim
03 Jan 2021 01:38
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2021 Challenge
Replies: 176
Views: 1288

Re: The 2021 Challenge

#17. :\:

2021 is going to be a year of good things - let’s enjoy them sober and remember it all :mrgreen:
by SueDenim
31 Dec 2020 01:30
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1796
Views: 78121

Re: The 2020 Challenge

#17 :\:

I’d like to keep 17 again please?
by SueDenim
25 Nov 2020 18:11
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12397
Views: 936408

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Tai, your comment about wanting the outcomes of change without doing the work to bring it about is really insightful. That was me for years, although I didn't realise it at the time. With hindsight, I wanted to wake up one morning a non-drinker - but preferably not tomorrow, as that would mean I cou...
by SueDenim
24 Nov 2020 00:35
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM
Replies: 4980
Views: 436095

Re: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM

Hello, Fuzzy!

Has anyone heard from Blifter?
by SueDenim
23 Nov 2020 01:14
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12397
Views: 936408

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

I think the lockdown is a mixed blessing for people struggling with drinking. I know if it had happened when I was drinking I would have got through even more wine than usual. Knowing that there was nobody (except my husband) to see me, not having to get home afterwards, and there not being a cut-of...
by SueDenim
16 Oct 2020 01:11
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13864
Views: 756466

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Hello, beyonders, welcome to Jj123, and many congratulations to Ed (::) I find it really difficult to see drunk people (particularly women) nowadays. It’s just too embarrassing to remember that I used to be like that, and also to accept that there will be incidents that I will never remember. My ima...
by SueDenim
13 Oct 2020 13:10
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1796
Views: 78121

Re: The 2020 Challenge

#17 :\:
by SueDenim
27 Sep 2020 02:17
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12397
Views: 936408

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: 12397
Views: 936408

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: 12397
Views: 936408

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: 83049
Views: 4929991

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: 83049
Views: 4929991

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: 12397
Views: 936408

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: 5353
Views: 433391

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Congratulations Sheila and Sandy \:)/ (::) \:)/ (::)
by SueDenim
24 Aug 2020 17:35
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12397
Views: 936408

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: 1796
Views: 78121

Re: The 2020 Challenge

#17 :\:
by SueDenim
13 Aug 2020 10:09
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5353
Views: 433391

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Well done, Newt \:)/
by SueDenim
24 May 2020 00:51
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13864
Views: 756466

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: 13864
Views: 756466

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 ...