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by koalaBear
29 Nov 2012 22:57
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Wobble Board
Replies: 5427
Views: 307009

Re: The Wobble Board

I’m off to bed now Hamsa, just want to say best of luck with the wobble. Don’t doubt yourself, what you plant now you will harvest later ;)?

Night night <:)>
by koalaBear
29 Nov 2012 22:37
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13223
Views: 660194

Re: November General Support and Chat

Oh yes Slingy, and deer stalker hats to keep our lugs warm :D
by koalaBear
29 Nov 2012 22:34
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Animal Companions (aka Pets)
Replies: 3169
Views: 134642

Re: animal companions (aka pets)

Thanks Missblue ;)? I love semi-long haired. Wegies are soooo cute, lovely temperaments too.

My fave cat related blog:

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by koalaBear
29 Nov 2012 22:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Wobble Board
Replies: 5427
Views: 307009

Re: The Wobble Board

Hi Hamsa, I know how you feel as I’ve been there <:)> Sometimes I’ve had to just grit my teeth and clock watch until it’s bedtime, it’s a bit miserable but the main thing is getting through it. Grim determination can often be enough. Remember that most nights won’t be like this, these phas...
by koalaBear
29 Nov 2012 21:21
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15855
Views: 584850

Re: The Six Month Challenge

I've decided to answer the essay on Vikings and Christianity - had the choice of that or 2 on Scotland in the 18th Century, Marriage in the middle ages or the Black Death. Also have one on American Civil Rights but we haven't had any lectures on that so it would be unwise to opt for that one at thi...
by koalaBear
29 Nov 2012 20:23
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Positive Thinking and Positive Thoughts
Replies: 111
Views: 14101

Re: Positive Thinking and Positive Thoughts

I know it’s rather trite, but I thought this would be a good place to wheel out the ‘Don’t Quit’ poem: When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh. When car...
by koalaBear
29 Nov 2012 20:07
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Music, movies and tv
Replies: 2169
Views: 113737

Re: Music, movies and tv

Spiritualised? Gawd! I used to listen to them after some sort of massive comedown so it doesn't work for me these days Haha! I went to see them earlier this month, sober as a judge. I’ve not come across so many caners at a gig before, everyone was mashed off their faces. Did I feel smug? You bet ...
by koalaBear
29 Nov 2012 19:57
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15855
Views: 584850

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Evening guys Redeyes, I did history at uni, what’s your essay on? Just been browsing the groceries section on Amazon and tempted to have a little spree on quality soft drinks for xmas. I really enjoy Fentimans (rose lemonade and dandelion & burdock in particular), and was thinking of getting some ...
by koalaBear
29 Nov 2012 19:34
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11392
Views: 698167

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Nice post chick dip ;)? going through the (painful) rigmarole of cutting down is a crucial part in removing the mask I think. I actually found it harder than abstinence and got myself into a mess with it. eg I would try 2 days without wine and pull myself through it only to drink gallons on my "allo...
by koalaBear
28 Nov 2012 21:30
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14233
Views: 802665

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi Liv, welcome to BE \:)/

Sorry your having a hard time with the divorce, as you rightly say alcohol will only make you more depressed.

Well done on Day 3 ;)? The first few days were the hardest for me, but the good news is that it gets easier.

Wishing you all the best <:)>
by koalaBear
28 Nov 2012 21:25
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13223
Views: 660194

Re: November General Support and Chat

I think will ask and see what happens! Nothing ventured, nothing gained an all that jazz Yeah exactly! I'm good ta, feeling very upbeat about sobriety at the moment :D I've never tried Antabuse but I'd want to if I relapsed. Hope all goes well at your Dr's appointment, let us know how you get on. K...
by koalaBear
28 Nov 2012 20:18
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13223
Views: 660194

Re: November General Support and Chat

What chances do you think I have of getting antabuse without a counsellor or being a member of an alchol group? Hi Tonic <:)> I've just been on dryoutnow and it says that 'prescription of Disulfiram (or Antabuse) is usually restricted to specialist doctors working in the field of drug and alcohol m...
by koalaBear
28 Nov 2012 19:44
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15855
Views: 584850

Re: The Six Month Challenge

redeyes wrote:I got 85% in my latest history assignment and 100% in maths
Wow Redeyes (or should I say Pythagoras ;) ) congratulations, that’s brilliant \:)/
by koalaBear
28 Nov 2012 19:13
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15855
Views: 584850

Re: The Six Month Challenge

R2 <:)>The NYE party sounds like a nightmare, pleased you’ve managed to deflect it! Hope the PAWS dissipates for you soon. Increasingly find it ludicrous to see institutionalised drunkenness. A latter day Oliver Cromwell? Who'd have thunk it? Ha, me too! I really don’t want to become militantly ...
by koalaBear
28 Nov 2012 18:43
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Positive Thinking and Positive Thoughts
Replies: 111
Views: 14101

Re: Positive Thinking and Positive Thoughts

I’m gonna have to get down with this juicing lark. I’m a committed fruit dodger, but given my habitual liking for things in liquid form :? juice could be the way forward…. MH, that Lance Dodes book is the business, it helped me enormously. This is a bit messed up but whenever I spoke to my mum...
by koalaBear
27 Nov 2012 19:44
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: PAWS (Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)
Replies: 297
Views: 78091

Re: PAWS (Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)

I read this article today which re-enforces the decision to quit Absolutely, yet another reason not to drink. The list really is endless isn’t it. My aunt has osteoporosis and has been told it’s probably down to booze (she's an ‘end stage’ alcoholic). She had a fall earlier this year and he...
by koalaBear
27 Nov 2012 18:56
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Years Resolutions and Recycle Bin.
Replies: 201
Views: 20685

Re: New Years Resolutions and Recycle Bin.

smudge wrote:We still have to survive the Mayan Doomsday : 21st December 2012!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by koalaBear
27 Nov 2012 18:51
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: General Support and Chat
Replies: 13223
Views: 660194

Re: November General Support and Chat

I’m sure I read somewhere recently that GP’s are extremely reluctant to prescribe benzos such as diazepam to recovering alcoholics because they are addictive… Presumably it’s the whole cross addiction thingy. Dunno how true that info is mind. Nicol, I would have thought anyone with a drink p...
by koalaBear
27 Nov 2012 17:54
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The Six Month Challenge
Replies: 15855
Views: 584850

Re: The Six Month Challenge

Hi Rachel, really hope you can crack the ‘the France thing’, we are all behind you. I guess you don’t want to have too many relapses over there in case it becomes a psychological curse or something, like a England taking a penalty shoot out (if you know what I mean). I think with the Xmas part...
by koalaBear
26 Nov 2012 22:11
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Animal Companions (aka Pets)
Replies: 3169
Views: 134642

Re: animal companions (aka pets)

Thanks Jake, I think i'll try letting them work it out in there own way... Fingers crossed no injuries occur :?