Hoping to make positive steps in either limiting alcohol consumption or avoiding it all together in 2019. I know recovery isn't going to be perfect, but hopefully I'll be able to just take it day by day and pick myself up if I slip.
Being in hospital has given me a lot of free days, and a lot of time to reflect and gather all the determination I can muster to stay alcohol free when I get out. I also know that physically, alcohol just makes me sicker, it's recommended that alcohol is avoided with the medications I am on, and with TPN potentially causing liver failure, I don't need to add in alcohol as a catalyst to f#$k my liver even faster. I hear that long term alcohol can make anxiety worse and even though it "helps" me in the short term... long term it's probably just perpetuating the negative thoughts and feelings.
Anyway, here's to a fresh start in a new year/ thread of course anyone is welcome to join or offer words of wisdom/ support. They are always so uplifting and help me feel not so alone. Thanks!
I did have a drink on new years day, as I had a few hours leave on the day and went home to organise things and chillax. Felt so satisfying and was able to limit it. So that was good. I wanted to drink more, but a little make me nauseous, so didn't want to push it so far, or end up effecting my treatment.
Edited by Nook, 08 January 2019 - 09:45 AM.