I just wanted to give a quick update to you guys. So first on my friend. They did a brain scan and also some other tests and the Dr's said there are DEFINITE signs of brain activity and the exact words they used are that they are "encouraged". Its a huge step up from last night for sure. She is still not responding to anyone or opening her eyes but for now she is stable and in the best hands she can be in. We will all just continue to pray for her and her family!
Obviously most of you know that I almost relapsed last night because of the immense heartbreak I was feeling. Thankfully I did not! I went to a meeting last night and then this morning, I went and saw my therapist who , if im putting it nicely, is TOUGH! She believes in agressive therapy which I appreciate (most days lol) I cried alot today, told her how close I came to relapse . I was very honest and upfront! She is going to have me go to 14 meetings in 14 days now. She wanted 30 in 30 but we will reevalute that in 2 weeks. So, I guess im just saying that aftercare WORKS! If you havent started something PLEASE consider it!! For me, it has kept me sober!! I cant say I wont ever come that close again, but Im getting stronger every time I beat it!!
Thank you everyone for your prayers and support and please keep them coming for my friend and her 2 kids.
Oh and Sara, YES the pills were put on lock down this mornng!! Dont poke me with your umbrella! :) hahaha
I'm so sorry about your friend and about your "close call." BUT I'm so proud of you for staying strong!!! I'm sure that must've been so tough but there is no going back! You've been such an inspiration to so many on this forum, and so supportive to so many in need. Thank you for the update and I know you're going to stay clean. You are working your butt off to do it so I have 100% faith in you!
Sorry I've been MIA but life is crazy right now (staying busy is good for me:) with work, the holidays, etc...I'm still lurking and keeping tabs on you (*insert creepy stalker voice here* hahaha).
Thanks for sharing your strengths! Fantastic that you stayed strong Teresa! It shows others how powerful really good sobriety can be. Back in the day I ended an 18 year marriage with 2 kids and I was sober 4 years. My sponsor had me do 30 meetings in 30 days. I felt wonderful after that. You can't purchase the feeling you get after doing something like 30 in 30 for any amount of money, and it was free! During that 30/30 I heard a powerful, but simple message: If I have a problem and I use, then I'll have two problems.
I am so proud of you for getting thru this. Yesterday was a nightmare for many of us but here we are, clean and moving forward. I have a feeling i may like your therapist!!
I am relieved to hear about your friend. I am sure they are keeping her comfortable right now and letting her body heal. Hopefully once she wakes up there will be some sort of intervention for her and she will get the help she so desperately needs.
And last but not least, the lock down....Fantastic!! I am so glad your mom knows about your addiction and is supportive of you. You are blessed girl, you really are~
HappyDays, You're entirely welcome to use that nugget for your status! It's something I heard at a meeting, and I heard it exactly when I was supposed to hear it and I'll never forget it.
If I never went to the meetings or on this site to listen and share thinking with fellow addicts and alcoholics I'd never hear those nuggets. I'd be sitting alone and listening to my own thinking. My own thinking is what got me in trouble!
Ain't it the truth!! Now, I have this song in my head that Sonrissa might remember "What a Difference A Day Makes".??? Hahaha!!
Meetings........reaching out........sharing real tough stuff..........going thru the pain (not over it, under it or around it) and you DID it. And I hear that new found strength in your words! Isn't coming out on the other side SO COOL??ll
I observed a lot of things as you lived thru it by posting here. Most importantly you have all the components of HOW it works, Teresa. You were honest and openminded and willing....AND you have a teachable spirit!!
I love your counselor already.....she's was easier on you than a former one of mine was tho......I was told if I could spend hours and hours a day feeding my addiction, the least I could do was spend ONE little hour a day in a meeting......90 meetings in 90 days was my first instruction......so you got off light (LOL) Nothing, absolutely nothing can explain that experience until you have lived it.
The lockdown has "grown" you, too. ALL sources.......and you were even open to that "subtle" suggestion. I love it.
And it's obvious lots of people love you dear one~
Well girl, what a difference a day makes.
I also think a big reason you are clean today is because you are very OPEN MINDED. You listen to advice and act on it right away.
This is wonderful news about your friend and you know how much I care.
Hugs Jelly Bean
Ohhh Thank you all SO much!!! I truely can feel the love and support from you all! I know without a doubt I wouldnt be here, sober right now without each and everyone of you!! You Guys rock!!
Sara and Connie, I have NO doubt you guys would love my therapist!! Shes a hard *** and Boy it feels good to have someone give it to me straight!! LOL There are afew on here that do the same :) *hint* *hint* hahaha
Awww Thank you so much sweettooth!! :) Im glad that I have been able to help you and been able to see how much you have grown since day one when I (along with others) was telling you to flush those pills! and you did!! SO damn strong! You rock girl ! :)
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