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#1 Nook



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:43 AM

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.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:13 AM

I'm here reading just to let you know and my thoughts are with you!!. I've definitely never had problems with alcohol but I've had many ongoing health problems due to the bulimia i had in the past. Basically I have to lie low or else my heart acts up. NO overexertion (like walking up the stairs or even a few short walks will mess my heart up), I can't go to the gym, lift weights, take a walk around the lake, play with my nieces and nephews, lift heavy groceries, make my bed in a timely manner, etc, etc etc. no caffeine, no alcohol, no smoking, no heavy duty sugar intake. If i do it sends my heart into a cardiac crazy dance and it's terrifying. It's been like this for 13 years despite being recovered.

So.. I'm not in hospital beds covered with tubes and stuff but I'm constantly battling myself and any form of addiction I used to depend on is out the window whether I like it or not, so I can understand your struggle.

Remember to love yourself and take it one step at a time!! (and then love yourself some more!).. hug yourself as hard as you can reach and every step along the way!! ..

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Edited by *mirror*image*, 09 January 2019 - 11:20 AM.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:04 AM

(((N))) I hope that you do get to go home soon and the meds all get sorted so that you feel better physically and mentally. It's horrible that your family isn't in contact with you more. Do they live far away? I'm proud of you for limiting your drink when you were out. I know that's a challenge, even when it makes you feel bad. I dont have problems with alcohol but definitely do with food and will eat stuff that I know will make me feel crappy or keep me awake at night and I still eat it anyway. One day, my body will take revenge on me.

I'm glad you were able to get out and see friends and home and just be away from the hospital.


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