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FIVE Months

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing good. Today I am celebrating FIVE months of sobriety thanks to this forum and all of you wonderful people here that have helped me. I wanted to pop in and say "THANK YOU" to everyone here. Every person here has helped in some way. This forum is a wonderful place to get the support and encouragement needed to get off your DOC.
I have not been around here lately which in a way is a good/bad thing. The bad part is that I miss everyone! The good part is that I am now back to LIVING my life which feels absolutely wonderful!! :-) For me, that was the whole reason for getting clean, so that I could LIVE again and spend time with my 3 wonderful children! Thank you all for helping me to gain my life back! You all have given me more than you could know. It is very appreciated.

For anyone interested in what's new with me, I am busy with my flowers as usual. My yard is looking great. (Or at least I think so but I am biased! :-) LOL)
I got to meet Jen813!! You Rule Jen! :-) That was great and we had a blast! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time and it felt great!!
My 8 year old son was at his friends house who is one of our neighbors and he was attacked by their dog. He was bit and scratched on both his upper legs, thighs, and his butt. He had to get stitches and just got them out yesterday. They put butterfly stitches over the bites where they removed the stitches but he is actually doing really good and luckily he is not scared of our dogs!
THANK YOU ALL AGAIN!
Worried878, Lostdreams, Corey411, and Gator...Special thanks to you all for still checking in on me!!
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10356!! I'm sorry sweetie! SPECIAL thanks to you also!! :-)
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Congratulations Confused You sure don't sound confused any more So sorry to hear about your Son but glad he is okay.. Happy you found your life again You are missed though and I'm sure your yard looks beautiful.. lesa
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563698 tn?1216571680
Congratulations!  I hope I can make an announcement like this one day!
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You are way too sweet do not change a thing... HUGS
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562833 tn?1233756109
I love that you came in today to type this. God really does speak through people. I have 3 beautiful kids as well and I am new to this forum. I am on day 5 of tapering and having a really rough day. I am feeling very depressed and feel i want to pop alot today, so hearing you speak, makes me realize i really do want to get clean, for myself and my children. So Thank You, Thank You!
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474119 tn?1273841478
OMG OMG OMG....hey sis!!!

Congratulations on 5 months....you rock girl!

I'm so glad things are going well. You deserve it hun. Ya know i love ya girl.
I hope your son has a fast recovery also.

Keep up the good work and talk soon hun. Hugs to ya!
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Thank you all!

Xandria and girly44, you CAN do this! It is SO worth it! I can honestly say that this is THE BEST thing that I have done, not only for myself but also for my family! There are so many rewards to getting off your DOC. I suggest possibly making a list to remind you of the reason that you want to quit and post it wherever you are most of the time!! :-)
Put a photo of your kids next to it if it helps you! You CAN do it!! Best to all of you. Hugs
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i was just wondering where you have been. enjoying life. that is wonderful. it doesn't get any better than that. congrats on 5 months. and congrats on taking your life back.
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186166 tn?1385259382
WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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340590 tn?1290952141
way to go girl, i really am proud of you.  keep it up...you and your family deserve the best.
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541953 tn?1262586226
Wow!!! Way to go...enjoy and love those babies of yours and life now!!!
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10356....Thank you sweetie! Love ya!
Lostdreams...I LOVE YOU MILLIONS SIS!!
Desperate...Thank you so much! Living is GREAT!
Lizzie Lou!!! LMAO...you can always make me smile! LOL (tell chi-chi hi for me)
Cathy...Thank you for all of your help and support! I wouldn't be here without you!!
Scaredmom...Thank you and I am!!
Xandria and girly...Hang in there and NEVER stop trying!
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199177 tn?1490498534
hey girly ,
you are doing great !!! I am proud of you!!!!!! Dont be such a stranger OK???
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394774 tn?1235070839
Congradulation on 5 months!!!!!!!!!!! way to go
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452063 tn?1324074916
Congratulations on 5 months. That is great. I'm so happy that you are getting focused on living your life again and spending time with your family. I can't wait until I can end a day realizing that I didn't even think of using. You've done a wonderful job and helped so many other people on your journey. I hope you continue to find the happiness and peace you deserve. Much Love, Corey
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401095 tn?1351391770
Congrats to u girl!...have not seen u post in a bit...good to see ya!...and keep on keeping on!
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230262 tn?1316645934
hey girlie its great to see you pop back in. just like when we were both here posting regularly and had so much in common, we now share the common ground in that we stop posting for a long time and got out and lived life with our families and focused on getting better =)   I do post on the community side a little now, but rarely read the other side much because I just dont want to read about pills all day long , kwim? anyhow   I bet Im tanner than you are from being outdoors so much LOL nah nah nah nah!   btw I will try soooooo hard to put together that box of books for you and send them to you!
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352798 tn?1399298154
5 months is great! Getting your life back is even better! It's good to hear from you. Stay in touch, OK?
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442658 tn?1563386491
way to go...keep up the good work and say a little prayer for me, that i may be as stong as  you...maria
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554039 tn?1216853631
Isn't five months great???  Congratulations to you and your family.  I'm sure they're glad to have you "back" but not more than you're happy to be back.  It can be done, as we keep proving to each other, one day at a time.  Keep inspiring everyone.....
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390416 tn?1275185087
CONGRATS ON 5 MONTHS!!!!!

Way to go......it is GREAT living life again, isn't it? I'm not on here much either...but I pop in every now and again. Since I started work..I jus tdont' have the time...still trying to find that balance.

All I can say is....LIFE IS GOOD...clean and sober!!!

Take care............toxic
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Another huge congratulation - - you have done well.....now you have some time to get back to the range and maybe even the waterfalls - - and you can do it with a happy family!! Best of luck to you in all endeavors -
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Thank you all so much for the never ending love and support! I appreciate it SO much! Life is better than it has been for at least 7 and a half years! I love it!! I have even got compliments that I am smiling again! :-) That feels great!!

I have you all in my thoughts! For those of you who are trying to get past the rough times, please know that there is light at the end and it is so beautiful and bright! It is the most amazing GIFT to be free of these demons! I have not been having any cravings which is great and I am hoping that the PAWS are over but I am NOT letting my guard down!

GTMI.....I am keeping my dark chocolate in supply! LOL
It really works wonders!!

Hugs to everyone!! :-)
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