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      My opinion on it is :
      Using the analogy of the slippy slidey pit.
      It depends on how far down the pit you were and how many times you almost got out but slid back down. I think the further down you were that horror of it happening again keeps us sober.
      Some here were at the bottom some well on their way down - with the rest slipping & sliding down. Maybe slowly for some but deffo in that direction.

      Once you've been down there the only way is back up and looking back you would rather die that be at the bottom or anywhere in that general direction again.
      Trouble is we KNOW that a next time would not be a gradual slide , but head first to the bottom - so we will not take that first drink.

      Here endeth the parable according to Satzy ......
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      @satz123...........and a very good parable it is.
      Took me an age to work out what the phrase..........you reach the bottom when you stop digging.
      Each of our bottoms are different........mine was a sad and sorry tale.
      If I could have stuck to one bottle of wine a day I would have thought I was quite normal..........everyone else does it. Listen to some stories from AA, here, SMART..........we're all different. Just like we've all got different shoe sizes, dress sizes, home lives if its a problem then its a problem. The likes of us obsess.
      Never taken a morning drink..........what about at airports, on a plane, Christmas day, a boozy lunch.........normies do that but do they get the gnawing in their stomach for the next 'respectable' time to drink?
      It could be worse, I could be filing.
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      @starty, You do sound like your head is in a good place right now - work was a massive stress factor. I think getting your mojo back is comes hand in hand with sober time. I didn't realise I had any in the first place, it had been missing for so long!

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      Trouble is we KNOW that a next time would not be a gradual slide , but head first to the bottom - so we will not take that first drink.
      Here endeth the parable according to Satzy ......
      Amen to slidy slope parables. Well said.

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      @satz123 The likes of us obsess.
      Never taken a morning drink..........what about at airports, on a plane, Christmas day, a boozy lunch.........normies do that but do they get the gnawing in their stomach for the next 'respectable' time to drink?
      YES! I actually loved and hated those early morning drinks equally. Loved, because I was having a drink and hated because the gap until the next drink could be hours, panic!
      Which is why I only liked to start drinking when I could continue without interruption. And alone, preferably.
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      Before my first period of sobriety I defo think I was at my rock bottom. Suicidal depression, morning drinking, alcoholic poisoning and absolutely didnt believe that I could live without. Not drinking for 7 years showed me I could and it also showed me I could be happy. However, after that, although the drinking was never as bad, the obsession was back, the early morning or middle of the night drining, the underlying depression and the guilt crept in.

      Got the auth for op now just got to book a date. When is a good time to have a hip replacement???? This is stressing me

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      Good morning Starty and all to come. Hard to say Starty, how is Mr S fixed, can he take some time off? Sooner the better if he can. I was a slipper and slider. In answer to your question yesterday, I’m coming up on 2 years. I failed so many times that I stopped counting days and just took it a day at a time, not really believing that it would stick but the days mounted and it has become a way of life. Checking in every day is very important, for me drifting off was a license to drink.

      Was daughters birthday yesterday so we went out for dinner and I drove. It’s great the freedom it gives like that. Have tiny, tiny foster pup here at the moment. Very cute but like having a baby.

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      Morning,

      @starty..............Mr JC would say tomorrow, even though he's had this hiccup.
      Soon as you can. Has the surgeon given you a plan for aftercare? Its summer coming up and you'll feel more inclined to do the physio needed. Mr JC stuck to his religiously which meant he was back driving, walking without sticks and at work sooner rather than trying to rush it. We had to have a home visit to see what aids were needed and what home support he had.
      @rustop59.............how will you be able to give the wee one back?
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      Got the auth for op now just got to book a date. When is a good time to have a hip replacement???? This is stressing me
      Right time ? NOW Starts - as soon a possible so that you can start living pain free..
      If you are worrying about that job again - stop it - they will have to survive 'till you get back....
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      Was daughters birthday yesterday so we went out for dinner and I drove. It’s great the freedom it gives like that. Have tiny, tiny foster pup here at the moment. Very cute but like having a baby.
      Where do you foster for Rusty ? I am going to get a rescue after my holidays in June. Rosie needs a playmate - that isn't me
      If you come across a Cavachon or similar - give me a shout !!
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      2 years is fab Rustop. And look at you now. Wonderful. I would love to foster. Well done you for doing that, its a very hard job. Is your foster a Chi?

      Yes Mr S will need to take time off while I am in hospital to look after the doggers and hopefully a bit of time after if poss. Nothing mentioned about aftercare. I was rather hoping I could just get on with it?

      Work have said they will do everything they can to support which is nice. Have had a hell of a week this week, bloody team members crying and acting out. Very stressful and trying to relax about the op. Nearly said I dont want it done today as I do get good days with it, I begin to imagine its not that bad....until it is then I get depressed. Overwhelming at the mo

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      @starty, darling. Just read out your post to Mr JC. As I said inbox him on FB...........he's got a better memory than me........I just ran around like a headless chicken panicking. You really need to talk to your surgeon or even your GP or practice nurse. Sounds like this surgeon told you fuck all. Its made me cross.
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      Its not going to hopping and skipping after a couple of days off work.
      To put it bluntly six weeks out of your life is nothing compared to a lifetime of pain or worse.
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