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  1. #40
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    Tech,

    Your news is good news. We all will be praying for you.
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    20lbs underweight and high blood pressure?

    Not good. Take a good long look at that wife of yours. Can she do ok without you? Sorry to put it that way but if you are not seeing a doctor, do so now. Start with a physical and after making that appointment, tell the wife you are taking her to one of those large Buffets. Maybe once a week. You're saving money by not drinking, right?

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    Thanks everyone for all your support. Yesterday was a real challenge for me. I had a really bad day at work, I came home to a angry wife, my fridge broke, and everyone in the house was just yelling. It was the perfect opportunity to go out and get a couple of drinks. Instead I just went to an AA meeting. I felt so much better when I left. I went home everything was quite, dinner on the table, the fridge was just unplugged, and the wife asked if I wanted to go for a walk after dinner. After our walk I went upstairs and just read one of my insperational books and fell asleep.
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    Hey T/S.

    Check this site out........ I can lend you the book.

    http://www.homerecovery.net/

    Whats your addy? e-mail me. spottsbros AT kci dot net
    Jack

    [Edited by jrbenny on 07-12-2006 at 12:33 PM]
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    Tech, it sounds like you're on the right track. At the risk of divulging my age, I'll say that I never missed a day of drinking in 13 years, and have been clean and sober now for 26 years.

    I was beginning to think I was retarded before I quit. It's absolutely amazing how much more focused you become after you've quit it for a while, not just your level of learning and problem solving abilities, but your emotional focus and outlook on life as well.

    It also does wonders for your stamina and physical abilities too. I'm much more powerful physically now than I was at that younger drinking age because I can excercise and continue to become stronger now over several years time.


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    All I can do is wish you luck and to tough it out - I don't drink allot heck a 24 lasts from Christmas till Easter - my wife and I share it.

    Anyway good luck and strenght to you
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    I was fortunate and never got a bad drinking habit, I just don't like the taste. I do however, have close family with a problem. The first few days are the worst physically due to the detox. Medical help is available for this. After that, it seem to be more mental with some physical effects. I'll keep you in my prayers and add you to my sunday school class prayer list if you don't mind. Keep going to the AA meetings and there is a sister organization for your wife as well to help her help you deal with the problem. You should be able to get that info at your next meeting. It sounds like you've got a lot of support here too. Use it.
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    From personal experience, a couple of tips for you during this initial time. First, if you get the urge and you can't stop it, go get a milkshake, 2 if you have to. The milk fills you stomach and the sugar conteracts the craving sense in you brain. Keep a pocket full of hard candy in your pocket, the sugar fix is the same as above. If you need to go to a function where drinking may be involved, take your own car that way you can leave if you have to. Make it a point to talk to someone in the program everyday, even if it's on the phone. Maybe have your wife go to an open meeting with you and ask her to read the chapter "To the Wives" in the Big Book. And always let someone else know what's going on inside your head, that way they can help you BEFORE you drink.

    Dude, Good luck. It sounds like you got a good start on this and remember it's only for 24 hours at a time.

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    Tech, the last time I replied on this thread I had been drinking 8-10 beers a night during the week and 12-15 a day on weekends and had been doing so for most of 13 years.I've made up my mind to quit and now I'm 3 days sober.Thank you for the inspiration and keep up the good fight!I feel so much better already and I know I will feel better and better and so will you.In only 3 days I've noticed things are better at work, with my wife and my kids.Thank you and know that you are not alone
    Luke 6:31

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    Originally posted by renaissanse man
    Tech, the last time I replied on this thread I had been drinking 8-10 beers a night during the week and 12-15 a day on weekends and had been doing so for most of 13 years.I've made up my mind to quit and now I'm 3 days sober.Thank you for the inspiration and keep up the good fight!I feel so much better already and I know I will feel better and better and so will you.In only 3 days I've noticed things are better at work, with my wife and my kids.Thank you and know that you are not alone
    I know its not easy. Just remember, 24 hours at a time. I have taught myself to rather think, I don't have to drink today. I think, I don't want to drink today... Good luck brother. And it would really be advisable to do as the others say. Get to an AA Meeting, six days sober and I couldn't have done it without it...
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    WAY TO GO just remember tommarrow is just another day.
    no different then the day before and the day before that and next week will be no different then this week

    Take it minute by miniute , day by day, week by week and evntually year by year



















    NOW THIS IS A JOKE



    go get a cold one as a present to your self

    sorry couldnt help it.

    AGAIN THAT WAS A JOKE

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    first time reading this thread hang in there our prays are with you

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    Originally posted by tech_support007
    Originally posted by renaissanse man
    Tech, the last time I replied on this thread I had been drinking 8-10 beers a night during the week and 12-15 a day on weekends and had been doing so for most of 13 years.I've made up my mind to quit and now I'm 3 days sober.Thank you for the inspiration and keep up the good fight!I feel so much better already and I know I will feel better and better and so will you.In only 3 days I've noticed things are better at work, with my wife and my kids.Thank you and know that you are not alone
    I know its not easy. Just remember, 24 hours at a time. I have taught myself to rather think, I don't have to drink today. I think, I don't want to drink today... Good luck brother. And it would really be advisable to do as the others say. Get to an AA Meeting, six days sober and I couldn't have done it without it...
    You guys are doing awesome. I am really glad I get to see you guys start on the road to recovery. Keep up the good work!!!

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