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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Blueberry » 20 Jun 2013 21:47

Must have been really good ;)? ...I still have no appetite. Tried some sushi tonight, but managed only two small ones. Oh well, it'll come back sooner or later! I get moments when I feel ravenous, then when I actually eat...everything tastes like cardboard ;)
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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by achristop » 20 Jun 2013 21:52

Blueberry wrote:Must have been really good ;)? ...I still have no appetite. Tried some sushi tonight, but managed only two small ones. Oh well, it'll come back sooner or later! I get moments when I feel ravenous, then when I actually eat...everything tastes like cardboard ;)

Most things that are healthy are made of cardboard ain't they Blue?? :lol: I'm still very pleased to see you gaining in confidence and self assurance each day you are sober! Well done <:)> Keep on Truckin' XX <:)>

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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Blueberry » 20 Jun 2013 21:58

Chris, your support has been and is invaluable to me...thank you <:)> ...yep, I'm trucking on and it's going to stay this way. Never again ;)?
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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by achristop » 20 Jun 2013 22:41

Great stuff Blue. Thanx <:)>

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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Topcat » 21 Jun 2013 07:32

slingy4 wrote:drink.but i think i have drunk around 30 days this year so i may beat last year's record of 299 days AF,give or take a day.it feels so good to be reunited with my fave stores reduced counter as i got gu creamy posh pots dead cheap,but i did'nt shoplift as it's so hard in the summer with no coat on.
That's pretty darned impressive Slingy my friend - keep going (::) (::)

So glad to hear you're back at the reduced counter (shoplifting or not). You really are a treasure Slingy <:)> <:)>
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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Aaron.A » 21 Jun 2013 12:25

I have a medical next week before I start my new job and I am extremely nervous. Apart from being slightly overweight I appear to be healthy but I'm scared to death they are going to perform blood or lft tests. I have been sober for 3 weeks now.

Does anyone know how much they actually look into on these medicals?
It's been a while since i could stand on my own two feet again

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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by caroline95 » 21 Jun 2013 12:58

I can't answer your question about medicals Aaron, but either way, it's out of your control now, and fretting about it will only make you more anxious.I know it's easier said than done, but try to put interview worries to one side for now, there's no point in winding yourself up for the next few days.The main thing is that you're doing the single most important thing to improve your life by stopping drinking.Maybe you could go out and treat yourself to something special to celebrate being 3 weeks sober, make a list of things to do that will take your mind off the interview?

I'm the world's worst worrier, so I do feel for you.The longer I stay sober though, the more I realise that fretting about stuff I can't change is a waste of time and energy.

Best of luck with the job,stay positive and let us know how you get on <:)>

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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Rachel » 21 Jun 2013 14:16

4 weeks can make a big difference to your liver results, Aaron.

When I had my mega-high gamma-gt result (about 750!) it was normal after 8 weeks.
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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Aaron.A » 21 Jun 2013 15:17

Thanks everyone. I have had a word with someone and the medical with someone who works at a similar company does not sound as bad as I was imagining . It mainly consists of a questionnaire, bp check and eye test . Here I am thinking I will be hooked up having x rays and mri scans and a frontal lobotomy .

I'm still not sleeping too well so feel rather anxious, and my mind instantly jumps to the worst case scenario. :shock:
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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by caroline95 » 21 Jun 2013 16:02

Aaron.A wrote: Here I am thinking I will be hooked up having x rays and mri scans and a frontal lobotomy .
That really made me laugh, it's so like me :D

In reality, most things I worry about rarely turn out as badly as I imagine they will, but that's easy to say with hindsight.I often have to remind myself that no one ever lay on their deathbed and said 'I really wish I'd spent more time worrying' :roll:

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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by faith2be » 21 Jun 2013 17:24

Ha ha ha Aaron. Lobotomy, eh?
The mind boggles...

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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by achristop » 21 Jun 2013 17:28

Hi Faith <:)> <:)>

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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Blueberry » 21 Jun 2013 18:06

Hi Chris & Faith...and everyone else <:)>
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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Topcat » 21 Jun 2013 18:16

Oh look - healthy low calorie chocolate. It does look a bit like dirty golf balls though :?


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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Blueberry » 21 Jun 2013 18:29

Topcat, they actually look really yummy!...wonder when they'll be on the market!
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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by achristop » 21 Jun 2013 18:37

Hi Blue. Nice to see you! <:)>

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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Blueberry » 21 Jun 2013 18:40

Always lovely to see you, Chris <:)>
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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Weisir » 21 Jun 2013 22:46

"Naughty snacks."
I can't get rid of the image of a snickers bar with fangs chasing a school of terrified sugar snaps.
I... think I should probably go get some sleep now.


I wonder if that chocolate is any good?
The article was mysteriously silent about that.
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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Scars09 » 22 Jun 2013 01:10

Just been to see the Buzzcocks with 17 year old daughter. We both loved it, fantastic gig at the Brixton Electric. "ever fallen in love with someone you.......... and the rest "!!!!!!!
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Re: June General Support and Chat

Post by Lab71 » 22 Jun 2013 12:25

Thanks everyone. Yes we are defiantly exercising and playing board games. As far as "baking" well, when kids are not around :p

She was a bit put off by the current therapist. She seems to be pounding into her head that A.A. Is the only way she can quit drinking and other than that, even if you quit on your own you would be basically a "dry drunk".

Not to knock A.A. But I have to think there is more than one way to quit and there is no one way that works for everyone.

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