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by lawrence
25 Apr 2017 07:21
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Good morning Scarlet and Hope, let's do this together <:)>

Day 3 for me. It's a lovely, sunny day outside.

Have a good day, all.
by lawrence
24 Apr 2017 07:14
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Day one yesterday. Felt irritated and bored mostly. Also depressed for losing my crutch . This morning woke up feeling great , fresh and alert.Hoping this helps in my other relationship , the one with my long suffering wife. Here's to day two ! I get what you say about being depressed for losing yo...
by lawrence
23 Apr 2017 19:31
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

janny wrote:Back on track Lawrence. Well done. x
Thank you janny <:)>
by lawrence
23 Apr 2017 18:05
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Back on Day 1 here, oh well, got to day 6 and then had an emotional upset which hit me sideways. My relationship with drink is an emotional rather than a physical addiction. I know I won't drink tonight because the emotional stuff (with my other half) is resolved. I do need to be serious about this ...
by lawrence
21 Apr 2017 07:33
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Morning all, just checking in for Day 6 before I head of to work.

Hopefully catch up with everyone over the weekend. :\:
by lawrence
20 Apr 2017 21:41
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Just checking in on end of day 5 here.

Hope everyone's doing ok. I'll post and share more at the weekend.

<:)>
by lawrence
20 Apr 2017 07:24
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Agreed, don't delete winkler, there are bound to be people here with all shades of experience of this horrible thing called alcohol abuse, so surely every input is valid in its own way? Day 5 for me. More determined than on any other attempt as I feel I have no alternative. Having been diagnosed wit...
by lawrence
19 Apr 2017 19:13
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Just checking in at the end of Day 4. See you in the morning, folks :\:
by lawrence
19 Apr 2017 08:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Everyone

Just checking in at the start of Day 4.

Hope everyone has a good one. It's nice and sunny here in the Midlands ;)?
by lawrence
18 Apr 2017 19:36
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Just checking in at the end of day 3.

Well done everyone who is still here at the end of their day 1,2,3,4,5, 6 or 7.

To those that haven't, tomorrow is a new day. :\:
by lawrence
18 Apr 2017 07:28
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

I gave in last night. Don't be too hard on yourself Sue, today is a new day <:)> Day 3 starting for me today. It's a sunny day, surprisingly cold and crisp for mid-April, but the kind of morning I like. So I'm off to work in an hour. Have a good day everyone, whatever day we're each on <:)> ;)?
by lawrence
17 Apr 2017 19:20
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Well day 2 is drawing to a close. It was't hard, but the temptation to say 'well, one last bottle tonight won't hurt and then I'll knock on on the head' was there. But now I know I have a fatty liver, which last night felt very swollen, means I can never allow such thoughts in my head again. I'm fee...
by lawrence
17 Apr 2017 07:00
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Good morning everyone

Just a quick check-in for me as I start day 2. I thought by posting when I get up in the morning, it's my declaration for the day not to drink.

I hope to join in the conversations and mutual support in the coming days.

Have a good day folks (::)
by lawrence
16 Apr 2017 19:36
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Thank you Martha. I've been reading some of the posts, and what a friendly supportive bunch you all are :\: My liver feels swollen tonight and I'm quite bloated. However, my GP said there is every chance this is reversible if I make the correct 'lifestyle changes' and we all know what the main one o...
by lawrence
16 Apr 2017 19:11
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi everyone, first day for me here (although I have been here before). I have recently been sent for an ultrasound scan, which has revealed I have a fatty liver, although no cirrhosis. However, with the amount I've been drinking it would only be a matter of time if I carried on. I am going to join t...
by lawrence
16 Apr 2017 19:06
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Liver Disease and Tests
Replies: 858
Views: 77330

Re: Liver Disease and Tests

Thank you for your reply Trojan. I am now ready to start the 7-day challenge. I spent the last few days reducing the amount I was drinking, rather than going cold turkey. This was advised by my GP, even tho I have gone cold turkey several times before with no side effects. And yes Pickles, it is ama...
by lawrence
13 Apr 2017 20:04
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Liver Disease and Tests
Replies: 858
Views: 77330

Re: Liver Disease and Tests

Hi, me again I posted back in January about concerns that I had damaged my liver. I had posted similar things before in this thread. Each time I was reassured that if I stopped drinking the symptoms would go away. Each time I stopped drinking and when the symptoms went away I started again. Stupid, ...
by lawrence
26 Jan 2017 22:18
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Just stopping by to say Hi and that it's day 2 for me. I'll post and share more in the next few days when I have more free time.
by lawrence
25 Jan 2017 19:33
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The First 7 Days
Replies: 82546
Views: 3638186

Re: The First 7 Days

Hi Everyone Day 1 for me. I've been here before but not for a couple of years. I had a nervous breakdown over the past couple of weeks brought on my a very painful loneliness, and my drinking went from bad to worse until I hit crisis point yesterday. I'll join in more over the coming days and weeks,...
by lawrence
25 Jan 2017 18:31
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Liver Disease and Tests
Replies: 858
Views: 77330

Re: Liver Disease and Tests

Hi Shadowlad, thanks for your support yesterday evening. The discomfort I had for 2 days has gone, but I am resolved not to go back to drinking. Usually if I go cold turkey I had a few night sweats but nothing more. Last night I woke up every 45 minutes soaked. I also had a mild headache and general...