Oh man ! So many I can`t think of them all but both times i`ve been here Ga Guy and Worried stand out as they helped me a lot . But really everyone here is great ! I look at the list on this post and just about all would be on my list . Jim
Awwwwww, sweetie....You have come such a long way. I am sooooo freakin proud of you....I mean, look at you now!!..........I just saw so much of you in me and although things are tough for you. You are in such a better place !!!! Words can't express how happy I am for you !!!!!!!!!!!
Luv you too, darlin...............
When i first came on here...........i seriously thought "withdrawls" was just a dramatic way that my boyfriend used to get more pills.
Holy Canoli was I wrong.
Liscamdave was sooooooooooooo nice to me. she kinda took me under her wing and explained things to me like i was a 5 year old. I would call her and text her when i was upset and she would walk me thru what was going on. No matter what...I will always be greatful for that. She helped me and my bf out when nobody else could or would. So Lisa--thanks babe! love ya!
Enemy---You always helped explain addiction to me as well....where my bf was coming from...things like that. Again, like lisa, u just helped me along the way.
Cattalinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-A suboxone genius. :o) love ya girl
Of course, EVERYONE here has some type of experience that i read and take something from it.......that is what matters most.
You're all my heros!!
I miss everyone here.-I don't think that a day goes by that you all are not on my mind!
PS i remember one thing in particular that Nauty had said to me a lonnnnnnng time ago. It was when i was still with my abusive husband but we were in one of our "better times", and i was worried I might be pregnant. She posted
"people in abusive relationships shouldnt be having pregnancy scares"
and ooooooooooooooh boy did that pisss me off, LOL. But you know what, she was RIGHT and I just didnt want to face that right then. it didnt take too long after that , that i realized how right she was and what a bad, scary place I was in.
yeah Nauty is a gool ole girl =) dont let her fool ya! She is another one that i had a bumpy start with here- and vey similar to my problem with Beach.. Nauty spoke the truth with no sugar coating and at that time I didnt wanta hear it. Glad I started listening =) Made myself a nice friend in her.
Love ya Nauty!!
What you lack in eloquence in words you more than make up for with natural charm :)
Very Nice Post !!!!........I wish I were as gifted with words......it suks!! whaaa!
Anyone that takes their own time and uses their personal experiences in an attempt to lesson someone elses problem is, by all definitions of mine, a hero. Just about every regular member of med help qualifies for that one...... It is a tremendous community that draws on huge amounts of life experience to answer questions concerning addiction (its not just we addicts that have a problem with it....ripple effect, you know...) - - - and I am sorry to say that the need for this type of education is only going to increase. In the 2 years that I have watched - the posts have increased to the point of several new posts per hour. Most of us have probably felt helpless at least once during our active phases....it is a grim statistic if you look at percentages of successful completion of a detox plan. But a newcomer speaking with people that have been there, done that, and survived has a ray of hope that had been missing before. And if they come back and get to know the community even more, they find a great group that will help them land in that group that can call themselves "recovering addicts" ......... a fine bunch of people.
My hero has to be the founder of this site!! Pretty much all of you were great when I was sooooo down in a dark hole I feltI would never be able to crawl out. Well now here I am in school sober!! AMazing......anyways I love all of you...
Of course it's the foods you cook! :-) seriously, with your family issues, etc..I have a great deal of admiration for you for doing WHAT IS RIGHT for your children..you are the best...
Lisacamdave..thank you...you're always in my thoughts..how one can go through what you did and still be with us is beyond me..you're a woman of great courage and I admire you greatly.. and as I said, GA guy and his emails to me have been such inspiration. I came here over a year ago looking for help with a minor addiction and received more advice and help than I I could have dreamed of..
I truly love all of you, and though I'm not in here as frequently as I used to be..mostly due to work and partly due to struggling with the loss of my son still...I will still be around..
This is a difficult question for me - there are so many heros here. When I first came here and posted about my addiction I did not get many responses and to be honest, felt quite alone. I just kept coming and offering help and chatting here on the social side and then met so many wonderful people and they are ALL heros to me! I have read their stories and have taken great comfort in knowing I was not alone in this process. If I had to name some of my heros they would be people who are still using as well as who are clean. The ones still using that come here everyday looking to stop the addiction are also heros in my eyes because they still want to change and are here to get the help they need and are willing to take some brutally honest help! I can think of a couple people who are willing to hear me share what I think without taking offense (in personal messages). I admire that! Change is difficult for most of us.
But, if I have to name some of my biggest heros they would be: Cathy, Laurel415, Lostdreams, NautyOne, Magi, Mary, Gizzy, Gator, Madisonjsmom, Heathag, Jacqui, SadinMichigan, Alienshadow, Liscamdave, avisg, Jenz and the list goes on!
This is an amazing place and I'm so thankful for all the help and guidance here! Thank you to ALL my heros - not just the ones mentioned but so many others as well!
That is just way too funny!! Thank you for sharing that with me =)
Ohhh lisa u made me cry....
I too forgot about CATUF...he is a walking book of knowledge.
Also, Beargizmo..how could I forget you jim..you are the best. When I came here, you were so sweet to me. And we both have been through some horrific things and we try to keep going. I am proud to call you a friend...
Naughty..you know I love you..
I too believe had it not been for the people that welcomed me when I came here, I wouldn't be where I am now. What's funny, and some of you may remember this, when I came here, there were a group of older woman that had all been at MH for a while, not sure exactly how long..but in any event, myself and a few others all started at the same time. Naturally, we were all trying to get clean and all happy with our progress and each others so we would post it and talk about it. This all being way before we got the social side and this was also before our forum was this blue color it is now, it was a tan/peachyellow sort of color and also prior to friend additions, profiles, notes, etc. Long story short, these "regulars" didn't like that were were taking up so much space on the forum with what they called "nonsense" and a small battle took place, the newbies v.the oldtimers.. at this time, we could really speak more freely, not curse, but voice our opinions in a way that we wouldn't get banned or suspended or have anything deleted. The battle quickly ended as most of these people left the forum and I don't think really any of them are here now, but it was funny how territorial they were. I think they felt this place home, just like I do and after being here so long and knowing the ropes so well, you feel as though its yours in a way. But my point for this story, is without those people that I met and without the motivation I found here, I wouldn't be clean right now. And also, this "battle" that I am talking about was really harmless, more funny then anything, but it would NEVER happen now. Now, we are ALL a family and us regulars welcome all new comers. We want to continue to build the unit we have here. The strong, air-tight bond that we all share with one another. I have said it a million times, no one understands an addict like antoher addict and you all know me and understand me more then anyone in my life. I don't know what I would do without this place or the people in it.
I love you all..I mean that...
GTMI your so right 1234 betterlife i helps all of our pregant ladies .EVERYTIME we are soooooo very lucky to have here. Someone else who was there for me and others ALOT was toxictome we dont see enough of here either anymore .....
yeah i should have mentioned CATUF too. His writings/sharing of experience are truly golden. whenever he posts, he has PROFOUND things to say and worthy of reading over and over.
I almost forgot you! What a gem. Thanks for helping oh so many here. What a wonderful heart of compassion you have.
I want to encourage all of the new ones to make friends here during your withdrawals. You will need them to help you get through this. Making a friend isn't clicking 'add as friend' button. It is putting yourself out there. PM them, care and be cared for. Finding those who are also in w/d will cause you to have a bond with them. That bond will help you later on in your recovery.
WOW, what a great post! IBKleen poured her heart out here and made an impression on all she helped. I was too late to personally know FLaddict, but wow, read her old posts! What a walking book of knowledge and advice. avisg, well, you know I love ya. avisg helps so many here, including me. Gizzy, you have helped me and so many others. Never under estimate your far reaching influence. Worried has to be mentioned too. She quietly posts her heart out, helping everyone she can. Nauty, you have a special place in my heart. Beneath that exterior is a heart that cares. I hope others can see that. Loriegurl for me, was a true Godsend. Her PM's to me were truly insprational and uplifted me so. Angel44240, Avalancheblanc, bmc1976, confused456, Greetgreebo (god I miss you), enemy48, Magi & Mary, hopsing94 (I miss you too) JustAYoungGirl, Lizzie Lou, liscamdave, m_i_strongenuf, r2r, red, sadinmichigan, scaredmom, sweetbreezie, usarmymedic1...each one of you have helped me through support and love and sound advice.
I also have to mention my friend Jacqui805, a truly good person to the core. Full of advice and an inspiration. Watching her through the w/d from h*ll was no fun. You are a trooper, girl.
Savas, your humor helped so much, and though you are a cat lover. You are still OK...LOL (I do like cats really). 1eagle, your steadfastness has helped so much.
There is one other that needs to be mentioned...CATUF.When CATUF writes, read what is written. It is always good advice that should be followed.
OK, that was a trip down memory lane. Very enjoyable thinking of all here.
This tread turned into one heck of a walk down memory lane. I had forgotten how much I missed all of you. I just wanted to post and tell all the newbies on here that coming here has the possibility of saving your lives. Pick one, two, or ever how many people on this list and reach out to them when you need it. I don't see a name on these lists that wouldn't take time from their day to do as much as they can to help, myself included. And, with that said, I'm raising my iced tea in a toast to all the heroes listed here, the ones behind the scenes, and to our friends and heroes who've left us here for whatever reason. They may be gone, but the product of their compassion lives on here every day. God bless us all...GaGuy
awww Jim I love ya buddy! and you dont have to fib- you dont have to say you look up to me for what Ive been through, you just like to read about all the foods I cook, LOL
all kidding aside, I think of you nearly every day, and I wonder how you are doing, seriously I do.