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by hamster2
27 Nov 2016 15:43
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM
Replies: 4938
Views: 371729

Re: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM

:\: Hi All I have just completed another year sober. I think of Bright Eyes often and all those here. Its where my journey started in 2008, and I remain forever grateful for the love, support and friendship shown to me here. I remember all the slips, trips and falls along the way. The high I felt wh...
by hamster2
03 Dec 2014 22:55
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 605476

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

I hadn't meant to pop on tonight. Don't know what made me but I am so glad I did. topcat, Fuzzy, Japonica, Rachael, sunrise , shadowland <:)> <:)> Great posts - Really lifted me. Andy C - pleased to meet you and thank you for kicking off the discussion. I related to all of what's been said and that'...
by hamster2
24 Nov 2014 18:21
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Wobble Board
Replies: 5458
Views: 328035

Re: The Wobble Board

Good to meet you Gcal. Loved the poem. Thanks for sharing it :)

Hamster
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by hamster2
21 Nov 2014 22:04
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13254
Views: 707471

Re: General Support and Chat

Oh thank you Gerard. I remember now!

Now I have to deal with the rejection of not having my messages read :? :lol:

thanks again
Hamster
by hamster2
21 Nov 2014 21:48
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13254
Views: 707471

Re: General Support and Chat

I know this is the wrong place to post but I cant find the right place :roll: Can anyone help? I have posts stuck in my outbox that wont move. I have deleted posts from my in box (cos I think I recall that being a cause) but to no avail. Had 2 messages stuck and then had the brilliant idea of sendin...
by hamster2
21 Nov 2014 20:37
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 605476

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

naomi7 wrote:Today I have been alcohol free for 2 years


Naomi x
Huge Well done Naomi on 2 years AF \:)/ \:)/ \:)/ ;)? (::)

All the very best
Hamster
by hamster2
20 Nov 2014 21:51
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 605476

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Fuzzy old friend <:)> <:)> Lovely to see you too. Jaxom - think your awesome too. :) - Yes, its blimmin great being sober. Love it. Travel in London isn't something you should envy - you may get a free bus pass sooner, but you don't go anywhere - just sit in traffic on overcrowded busses being cough...
by hamster2
19 Nov 2014 21:07
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 605476

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

You star Bumpy \:)/ <:)> \:)/ <:)> <:)> Huge congratulations on 2 years. I was in the slow learners group for a good while too - I like to tell myself the slower I learn the more it sinks in. I related to what you said about the anxiety and depression. It was a huge problem for me when drinking. It ...
by hamster2
18 Nov 2014 18:24
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 605476

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Thank you for the lovely response and comment jaxom and SR - Lovely to meet you. Marie - Clair ! OMG, so lovely to see you, huge hug <:)> <:)> Great to hear you are doing so well. Your post echoed with me so much. Laughed out loud at your 'cured by 100' comment. I used to get so frustrated with 'soc...
by hamster2
17 Nov 2014 21:09
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 605476

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Smurf Dave \:)/ (::) \:)/ well done on reaching 18 months ... that's a lot of days! I read somewhere that it takes as long to recover as it took to develop the issue from which we're recovering in the first place. In some ways that's a very negative message. Zoe <:)> <:)> Humongous hugs. For me - I...
by hamster2
17 Nov 2014 20:26
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM
Replies: 4938
Views: 371729

Re: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM

Just wanted to pop in and say hello and to anyone out there who still remembers me. I am still sober :o ;)? My journey started here on this site in 2008. Forever grateful to all the amazing support I had here while I was discovering and understanding my relationship with alcohol here on bright eyes....
by hamster2
10 Mar 2014 20:31
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 605476

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Strange isn't it how sobriety becomes the norm? That fact almost crept up on me. Now I find myself just taking sobriety for granted in a way (but also not ever letting myself become complacent). Never thought I'd get to that stage. Thought I'd be thinking drink thoughts for ever and ever..... > Hi ...
by hamster2
23 Dec 2013 23:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM
Replies: 4938
Views: 371729

Re: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM

Just popping in to wish you all a Merriest of Christmasses. Zoe, Shelia, Sandy, Fuzzy Duck, Jarvis - Just saw you all up on this thread <:)> <:)> . three years sober. Wouldnt be here if it wasnt for this forum and thinking of you all so often. To those new on the journey, It WILL happen. God knows I...
by hamster2
02 Jan 2013 22:54
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 605476

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Hi All I really sympathise with you Cal and Jos. The posts on here are worth a lot of reflection and I think its the most difficult part of getting sober - learning our new selves and how we fit in with everything and everyone around us. Reading the thread with interest. such a difficult one when on...
by hamster2
31 Dec 2012 21:23
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 605476

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Good to see you Julie \:)/ it'd be lovely to see you around the boards here again ' thanks Sheila fab to see you too <:)> . How are you hunnybun. Lovely to see you are still giving your amazing support here. To Martina and 1Sun, we have not met yet but wanted to add my huge Congrats on your first y...
by hamster2
30 Dec 2012 09:45
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 605476

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Oh Sandy :oops: :oops: I have failed big time as your smoking twin :oops: Lasted 6 months and then I managed a 3 month stint but I became weak again. I am thrilled that you are doing sooo well - Blimmin well done <:)> <:)> . I need to stop desperately and even have some meds to help but they sit the...
by hamster2
24 Feb 2012 19:01
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: What's a Relapse?
Replies: 319
Views: 45540

Re: what's a relapse?

Brilliant post Zoe and great responses from everyone too... thanks, these gems of reflection are so incredibly vital and a superb reminder for those who like me are returning or valuable reassurance for those just starting out. It's made me consider all those dates where I'm likely to give myself '...
by hamster2
24 Feb 2012 18:58
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: What's a Relapse?
Replies: 319
Views: 45540

Re: what's a relapse?

hi Hiding good to meet you. I remember 'needing' alcohol just about any time for any reason. When I finsihed work I really needed a drink, I needed a drink when stressed, sad, happy... basically, I just needed a drink. I would always love that first drink - that warm fuzzy feeling that promised to s...
by hamster2
23 Feb 2012 16:45
Forum: Relapsing
Topic: What's a Relapse?
Replies: 319
Views: 45540

Re: what's a relapse?

My personal experience mirrors Zoe's with umpteen lapses between periods of sobriety. I totally agree that the main and huge part of recovery is a whole hearted acceptance of the problem - not an intellectual acceptance but a spiritual acceptance. Part of reaching that spritual awareness or awakenin...
by hamster2
05 Dec 2011 20:31
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 13625
Views: 605476

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

I was under the radar ready some really inspiring posts and found myself here..........Thanks sooooo much for all the lovely best wishes. You guys really are something else. Best people are here at BE I swear it. <:)> <:)> <:)> Tony - fab poem. <:)> <:)> I know I dont get here much these days ....I ...