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The First 7 Days

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Spats » 15 Apr 2019 16:16

Day two again today and feeling a little (just a little)more positive. Joined SW again last week and just today I’m trying to pull back the ground I lost up to yesterday. So definitely moving forward from today on all counts ;)

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 15 Apr 2019 19:11

Hi seveners. :\:

Day 5.

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by LBNS » 15 Apr 2019 19:51

Evening seveners ;)?
Day 2.
Feeling surprisingly good tonight.
Long may it last.
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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by zelda » 15 Apr 2019 20:16

Good for you young lady!! Keep it up ;)?
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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by TrueState » 15 Apr 2019 20:23

Right gonna call it....Day 2 touch and go but confident now that day 2 is in the bag!

Howse everyone else doing?

LBNS looks like me and you are on the same day let's get to day 7 together too (::)

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Johnnyb » 16 Apr 2019 00:37

Watching late night tv again so just logging in for day 7, just to give me something to feel good about. ( oops, just noticed the clock on this is 1 hour behind UK time. )
YOU NEVER STOP FAILING UNTIL YOU STOP TRYING ----- Albert Einstein

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Pork » 16 Apr 2019 05:21

Day four. 👍

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Velvet Rose » 16 Apr 2019 06:48

Mornin’all I am on DAY 3 !! At last feeling very good and really taking care of myself!
I have been reading all of your posts, lot of pain and fear but also hope . One thing struck me someone said “ just laid on the couch all day recovering “
We’ve all done that so often , right now I feel ashamed to waste so much of this precious life on being drunk or hungover-
NO MORE !
Re reading Alan Carr easyway to stop drinking ,
Highly recommend it it always changes my mindset somehow -
I am also catching myself if I get “ electric “ nervous , rushing , speedy - that builds up as a trigger to drink to calm me ..
So I am deliberately walking , breathing slowly !
It really helps - best of luck to you all today
VR xxxx
Blooming like a Rose feels better than blooming drunk again!

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by serend » 16 Apr 2019 08:00

Johnnyb wrote:
15 Apr 2019 13:53
My last post reads like you can drink like a fish and recover easily. That's so not true. One friend who struggled for years and truly wanted to be sober and shared his future dreams with me, fell down stairs drunk and broke his neck. It's not the way we expected him to go. Another the same age as me was a big drinker, he hadn't been to doctors in 10 years and associated feeling awful with being older, 56!!!! He got to the point were he could only walk 100 M before needing a rest and went to hospital. Diagnosed with end stage liver cirrhosis and died a week later. Another is in a care home from age 50 with Korsakoff's syndrome. I know people who I wish would go to see the doctor but until they admit to themselves there is a problem nothing is going to change. Don't wait until something bad happens see the GP if you think you need to. I got hospital detox, 2 rehabs, CBT, counciling, courses, alternative therapys all on NHS. I paid national insurance from age 16 so I reaped the Benifits of this great system.
Thanks Jonny, this really struck home, it really is just a matter of time before something goes wrong. I have also lost 2 out of my group of 8 of us from school, a few from uni, have close family with Korsakoffs, yet seem to behave as if I can get away with it. Will give CBT a try
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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Les21 » 16 Apr 2019 08:24

Morning Seveners. Day 2 under my belt and Day 3 begins. Still feeling a bit yucky but much better than yesterday both physically and mentally. Managing to eat and keep water down and even slept a bit! I've been watching loads of YouTube videos 're drink issues and giving it up. One fact really stuck with me - alcohol kills 3.5 million people a year - if we tried to introduce a substance today readily available that killed 3.5 m in its first year it would be banned immediately. Yet alcohol is everywhere and indeed 'celebrated ' through endless marketing. It's scary. Also someone else said 'don't apologise for becoming addicted to a highly addictive substance.' No wonder the battle is so hard. I constantly beat myself up for the mess I've often got into cause of booze but today my motto is 'be kind and gentle to yourself.' Hope you all have a good day xx

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Sleepyb » 16 Apr 2019 08:29

Good morning all, morning les. Day 6 here and I’m feeling quite good. It’s so irritating why I so easily forget how this feels when the urge to drink takes over.
I just posted on regrouping that I’m a regular poster on, reading a book called Blackout: remembering the things I drank to forget, if anyone needs a bit of quit lit x

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Les21 » 16 Apr 2019 08:36

That sounds interesting Sleepy - I'll take a look. Have a good day and congrats on day 6! :-)

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Lozzie » 16 Apr 2019 09:07

Well that's the easiest day over, onto day 2 now. Nursing a dirty head-cold so no desire to drink anyway.

Hope everyone is well, sounds like a lot of you are very positive. Really wanting to get to next thread. :\:

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Pikkles » 16 Apr 2019 09:16

Day 3, woke up with a headache, felt euphoric walking to work, now crashed. Tired, headache :( I hate how it is so up and down. Still, could be worse :) Got to try and look on the bright side <:)>
just trying to be the best i can \:)/

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by K81984 » 16 Apr 2019 10:05

Day 2 for me today after an awful day yesterday. Really helps to read through all the posts. Let's beat this nasty drug!

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Johnnyb » 16 Apr 2019 12:56

Lozzie, yes on reflection, very often day 1 is easy. I may feel anxious, Ill, tired and unable to eat or sleep but my mind is so far from wanting to drink. Get to day 3 and feeling better, then the battles start. Pikkles, the ups and downs, yes, we just have to ride them out. Chemical balance in your brain will resume. The first seven days is without doubt to me the hardest battle. Always get back to day one ASAP, when you succumb to the lure of alcohol. I got to 3 months in March, started drinking but got back onboard quickly. This 7 days for me is a planet away from my previous first 7 days, it's been easy, just like a continuation of my 3 months. Keep coming back, minimise the drinking spells in between. Never beat yourself up, you never fail. Every day here is a step on your journey, it can't be taken away. Next Two to four weeks for me in the morning.
YOU NEVER STOP FAILING UNTIL YOU STOP TRYING ----- Albert Einstein

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Pikkles » 16 Apr 2019 14:23

Thank you johnnyb, i am now back to being a bit manic :P Longest i went was 28 days and felt amazing! I want to feel like that all the time ;) I am so glad i joined this forum, never been on one before, i feel accepted, not alone and shameful. It is so good to be able to talk to likeminded people, without being poo-poohed ;)?

All the best on your journey <:)>
just trying to be the best i can \:)/

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 16 Apr 2019 18:43

Getting mixed up with my days again, today's day 7.

Good luck with your journey all you seveners and looking forward to seeing you on the twofers. ;)?

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Spats » 16 Apr 2019 20:59

Day three here and I know I won’t be drinking and smoking for the next few days. Feeling really rough - cold shivering etc. Heating been on full blast most of the day. Eating nothing but rubbish when I do eat as I can’t be bothered to cook. In bed and early night again for me zzzzz

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Re: The First 7 Days

Post by Sleepyb » 16 Apr 2019 21:05

Evening all. Day 6 nearly over. Just a quick check in as I’m watching this new drama thing on BBC 1. Never been much amid a TV person but am definitely finding it helps keep me off the sauce. Can’t believe I watched Game if Thrones last night without a drink in hand

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