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      June Army Thread 2019

      Pinch punch and all that...........


      Couldn't get a wink of sleep so decided to get up and watch some Law & Orders (US version) I recorded. Some of them are so old they don't have mobile phones. Settled down and did my cross-stitch and its been very soothing and watched a beautiful sunrise.
      Eyes are drooping now though.
      It could be worse, I could be filing.
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      ALmost posted in May!!
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      @JackieClaire - Im reading a very good book 'why we sleep' by Matthew Walker. Great reviews. Very scientific so far, you wont drink a cup of coffee after 11am again if you read it!

      Welcome back @byebyebridgetjones, we missed you.
      Sounds horrendous what you endured. Good that youve dusted yourself off again, back in control and you can put all of that shit behind you now.
      2 weeks is solid, how are you feeling?

      lolling around in my PJs, because I can . Id better get a wiggle on.....
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      @JackieClaire-I spent much of last evening thinking of you! Posted on the May thread as well. I have no soothing words for you but that needle biopsy would send me right through the roof! GEEZ!!

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      Welcome back @byebyebridgetjones, yes we missed you.

      Now being the straightforward gal we know & love Bridge - wanna tell us more about the 5 day bender
      How did it feel ..... ?
      Did it feel like a complete relapse & that you were out of control ?
      Did it scare you that you did it?
      How did those around you react ?
      Have you sworn to yourself never to do it again.

      Tell me to f*ck off if you like but I'm interested & scared in that order that that could happen to any of us...
      Benji ....
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      .... the joy of being sober never gets old !!

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      Also interested bridge. And scared, how easily it can happen. How did you stop after 5 days?

      Satz, how's YS doing?
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      @Rusty thank you for the kind thoughts.............yep it was a bit eye-watering to say the least. The worse thing is I can't shower or have a bath 'til Monday when the dressing comes off....its baby wipes at the moment......warning stand downwind if you see me.

      I wondering if its a case of ' I haven't come across a situation yet'............

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      Does relapse teach us about our minds and how our bodies re-act?
      Why do some people finally throw in the towel and give up trying and accept they're never going to get well? I'm thinking of my friend Norm, here.
      How do some people get it spot on the first go?
      Back in the day, it would be the tiniest thing that would send me off on a bender not the big stuff.

      Baffling comes to mind.
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      Bridge, reading that account sounds like the most horrific thing a family can go through. I do not think I would have survived it as well as you did. The ongoing and protracted terror impacting every single area of yours and your boy's life is unbearable to read about let alone live. I can absolutely understand why at the end with all that had gone on you drank. And yet you allowed yourself to regroup and come back in a short space of time. I am full of absolute admiration for you. A strong lady and I salute you Bridge and want to give you a mahoosive hug

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      Re relapse. I am reading a book just now that said the longer we are sober the greater chance of relapse. Although this seems a negative statement, it is not really but it does suggest that without reframing our minds especially the subconscious about alc we risk forgetting where it takes us. This is very true for me. I have never relapsed into what I would call a bender per se. For me it is rather an escalating habitual mind and body altering lifestyle always with the same result which is depression, fear, loathing and ultimately considering whether my life is worth bothering with. I drink for 2 reasons only. Either to remove a feeling or to enhance it. My task is to believe in my core that alcohol does not provide me with either of these solutions.

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      Re: June Army Thread 2019

      Good morning Army!!

      I won't apologize for being AWOL - just too much going on in Stirly-World and I didn't feel I could contribute much to the thread. However, after taking a quick peek yesterday, I see that the Army has some "issues". I had hoped that 2019 would be a better, less hectic year than 2019 but it looks like that's not the way it's going for many of us.
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      @Rusty thank you for the kind thoughts.............yep it was a bit eye-watering to say the least. The worse thing is I can't shower or have a bath 'til Monday when the dressing comes off....its baby wipes at the moment......warning stand downwind if you see me.
      Jackie - as Bridge or someone said - I won't say don't worry, because I would be worried myself. Maybe just try to put things into perspective as much as you can. It's good they found whatever it is and it is quite possible that it is just one of those natural things that occur with age. I could quote you about 5 examples right in my family and close friends so let's keep as positive as possible!! Hopefully you will have some decent weather and can spend time in the garden with Bess and a good book - always a good way to help you feel more relaxed!
      Hope Mr. JC is recovering nicely. Not something easy to deal with either. Men are not the best of patients, no matter what is wrong with them!

      @starty - hope you get the surgery done and over with as soon as possible. I'm with the rest of them. You will be so relieved just to be pain-free. A neighbour of ours had a hip replacement done a couple of years ago. He was about 55 at the time - two months later he was back at the gym working out!

      @byebyebridgetjones. Just a couple of thoughts - first of all - you are amazing! A horrendous thing to go through and hopefully the lad will recover quickly - re regaining his life and gaining back the lost weight. Our nephew went through something similar but was given bad advice by an inexperienced legal-aid lawyer and ended up in jail. I can imagine that your feelings when the case was dropped were totally overwhelming - a huge sense of relief that it was all over but also anger and resentment that someone could put you and your son through all that for nothing. I admire you greatly for coping as well as you did. The boy is lucky to have you as his Mom. Can anything be done to have this girl charged for the mental anguish she put you through? I'm sure you wouldn't want to go through charging her yourself but is there no legal action that the courts can bring against her for the damage she has done to so many people with her false charges?


      Quote Originally Posted by JackieClaire View Post
      I wondering if its a case of ' I haven't come across a situation yet'............

      More questions..
      Does relapse teach us about our minds and how our bodies re-act?
      Why do some people finally throw in the towel and give up trying and accept they're never going to get well? I'm thinking of my friend Norm, here.
      How do some people get it spot on the first go?
      Back in the day, it would be the tiniest thing that would send me off on a bender not the big stuff.

      Baffling comes to mind.
      I was wondering similar things myself. I have said that nothing could make me drink again and after some of the shit that has been thrown our way over the past two years, I believe that to be true. However, maybe as Jackie says, it's simply that I haven't yet come across the situation that would shake my belief. And hopefully I won't. I just came to the decision that drinking will solve nothing and I hated it so much in the end that I simply cannot imagine putting myself through that and having to deal with something that seems impossible to face. Not trying to sound preachy here - just that drinking was such hell for me during the last couple of years that I cannot imagine going there as an escape route. I hope I'm not misunderstood by what I've said.

      @IamMary - a trip to Spain? Did I understand that correctly? Hopefully you will have weather warmer than what we have here in Greece. We are just finally getting what really feels like summer weather.

      @satz123 - Hope YS is doing well. Sounds like Rosie is still the light in your lives. Doggers are the best! I still miss my Freddie even after 4 years.

      Am off to hang the laundry and will be baccinabit. Wishing you all an enjoyable and relaxed Sunday!!
      For every 60 seconds that you are angry, you lose a minute of happiness.
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