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by Bluebottle
15 Sep 2020 00:35
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Stopping Smoking
Replies: 2427
Views: 121823

Re: Stopping Smoking

Newt wrote:
13 Sep 2020 07:32
7 years today since I switched to vaping ;)?
Congratulations newt, 7 years is fab. \:)/ (::) \:)/

I've not been doing so well with the smoking, had a total of 12 cigarettes in just under 9 months, still battling those demons, hopefully things will improve soon. :(

R x
by Bluebottle
13 Aug 2020 23:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5377
Views: 386323

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Belated congratulations on your 6 years newtie, keep the jokes coming. \:)/ (::) \:)/

Rx
by Bluebottle
13 Aug 2020 23:42
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7333
Views: 402089

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Hi Nicky, I'm sorry to hear that, I'm not sure but I think they only want 3 months stability, so hopefully you will get it back soon. <:)> <:)> I'm still fighting my revocation, wrote a letter to my old psychiatrist today, really hope he'll back me up but he's retired and might not want to get invol...
by Bluebottle
21 Jun 2020 00:36
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The Cyclists' Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 61559

Re: The Cyclists' Thread

Hi TC, Sandy, Danny and Nicky. :\: Well I got a lend of a bike a week or two ago, really enjoying getting out. I'm terribly wobbly and cycle on the pavement most of the time, god knows how you're meant to give hand signals, brake and change gear all at the same time. :o Luckily I got a padded saddle...
by Bluebottle
21 Jun 2020 00:15
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7333
Views: 402089

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

I take Fluoxetine and olanzapine for my mood. I have mixed bipolar depression and anxiety. I took my olanzapine at 10pm last night and woke up at 12pm today!! I have been taking it at 10 in hospital , but think i need to take it earlier as it makes me so tired. Is anyone else taking olanzapine? If ...
by Bluebottle
14 Jun 2020 01:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Legal Problems And Drink.
Replies: 158
Views: 21765

Re: Legal Problems And Drink.

Yes, it's bound to be stressful but you are right to be pleased that the process is in motion. I'm glad if the counseller can help too ;)? <:)> Thanks, I'm well :) <:)> x Thanks Mark, spoke to my Dr again yesterday and he's agreed to write a report saying I misused alcohol, fingers crossed there mi...
by Bluebottle
09 Jun 2020 23:40
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Legal Problems And Drink.
Replies: 158
Views: 21765

Re: Legal Problems And Drink.

Very best wishes with it all. I don't have experience of this, sorry (I'm a non-driver), but I hope it all goes well for you ;)? <:)> <:)> Thanks Mark, a bit stressed out about it but pleased it's getting to court. I guess I just want to know one way or another. Had my alcohol counsellor today, I d...
by Bluebottle
09 Jun 2020 01:45
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Legal Problems And Drink.
Replies: 158
Views: 21765

Re: Legal Problems And Drink.

I'm pretty gobsmacked, got my court date through today, it's mid July. Not sure if I'll be able to get a decision then but I've written a long letter to my solicitor putting over my side of the story and hopefully we can get statements in before then. I don't know if anyone else has been through thi...
by Bluebottle
02 Jun 2020 19:40
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Legal Problems And Drink.
Replies: 158
Views: 21765

Re: Legal Problems And Drink.

Sorry to hear that Ruby. You've gone to such a lot of effort to keep it. How long is it revoked for? Spoke to my GP today, seems like my psychiatrist is being a b'stard saying I was alcohol dependent last September. I'm planning on complaining about him as I'm sure he only said it out of spite (I t...
by Bluebottle
28 May 2020 19:22
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Legal Problems And Drink.
Replies: 158
Views: 21765

Re: Legal Problems And Drink.

Thanks Mark, Nicky and TC, I've got an appointment with my GP on Tuesday and I contacted a lawyer today, I should be entitled to legal aid. I've been posting on another site where they pretty much say the DVLA is a law unto themselves, but I don't hold out much hope. :evil:
by Bluebottle
27 May 2020 22:14
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Legal Problems And Drink.
Replies: 158
Views: 21765

Re: Legal Problems And Drink.

Hi All/anybody, got my drivers' licence revoked today, seriously pissed off especially since I passed the CDT test (I got 1.0 which is under the 1.6 required). Got an telephone appointment with my GP next Tuesday but I doubt he'll do anything. Thoroughly gutted.

Ruby xx
by Bluebottle
08 May 2020 21:37
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5377
Views: 386323

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Agree nice one puss & boots Couldn't have put it better! Just wanted to congratulate TC and Soberboots on their fantastic achievements and to thank them both for all the support they have given me and many others over the years. \:)/ (::) \:)/ Thanks to Tobin for getting us back online, don't know ...
by Bluebottle
27 Apr 2020 20:11
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7333
Views: 402089

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Hello to all on this thread, thank you Mark for the mention, i hope you and yours are all ok Ruby if you are reading i have been thinking of you and hoping you are well ? Late last year i started some emdr therapy after an eight month wait. Once Covid took hold it has turned into a zoom 'check in' ...
by Bluebottle
05 Apr 2020 00:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Personal Goals
Replies: 9867
Views: 457846

Re: Personal Goals

Hi soberfun, I'm doing fine thanks for asking, hope you are too. ;)? Well today I achieved my 300 days AF with 9 days to spare, really chuffed. \:)/ (::) \:)/ but not a reason to pick up again. :? Best wishes to all on this site and thank you to everyone who's helped me or read my posts, I couldn't ...
by Bluebottle
27 Mar 2020 22:02
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Personal Goals
Replies: 9867
Views: 457846

Re: Personal Goals

Fantastic news soberfun, sooo pleased for you and your husband. \:)/ \:)/ (::) \:)/ \:)/

Ruby xx
by Bluebottle
25 Mar 2020 12:01
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 22957
Views: 832379

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

Wow, fantastic time Wilson, go you. (::)
by Bluebottle
25 Mar 2020 05:03
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"
Replies: 30286
Views: 1143391

Re: The place to say "I haven't had a drink today"

Well done Luna. (::)

I'm stone cold sober
by Bluebottle
25 Mar 2020 05:01
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?
Replies: 4022
Views: 191786

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

Grateful

I have enough money to be comfortable
Volunteering, gives me a purpose
Brighteye, I'm a different person thanks to all the wonderful people on here
by Bluebottle
25 Mar 2020 04:48
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Generalised Anxiety (GAD) or Excessive Worry
Replies: 468
Views: 66581

Re: Generalised Anxiety (GAD) or Excessive Worry

Sorry to hear that the current state of affairs is getting to you shadowlad, it must be difficult having an unwelcome house guest, but glad to hear that speaking to your counsellor helped. <:)> Lving alone isn't much fun either at a time like this, thank god for jigsaw puzzles ;)? I'm hoping to volu...
by Bluebottle
24 Mar 2020 01:04
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club
Replies: 22957
Views: 832379

Re: Darcy's Fitness and Weight Management Club

Weigh in today, down to 66.15 kg, really chuffed. Stuffed my face with blue cheese and crackers to celebrate. :o

Ruby xx