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It's Independence Day

Take time to celebrate your INDEPENDENCE TOO !!!  Have good clean fun..  We are free of being dependent on substances and whats a better day to recognize this!  Also remember to keep up our guards as some of us will be around triggers. Like family, parties, etc etc.  remember we each went thru our own personal war on drugs and are living free !!!

If your joining us from another country than make this your personal Independence Day....
Be your own firecracker within yourself.
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1926359 tn?1331588139
BAMMA!!!

hey girl SOOOO happy to see you post!  I've been missing you firecracker!
Happy Independence Day my American friend.  I celebrate FREEDOM along with you
xoxoxoxox
Lu
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Hey lulu... I miss you. I've been so so busy.  Can you believe I'm almost clean two years now... I never ever would have thought I could learn to live sober. Ever.  But here I am.  I don't spend a lot of time on here. I know I know I should.....how have you been?  You really really helped me get to where I am. I remember being so sick and with your help... I recovered.  I hope your doing good. No.. I hope your doing awesome.  I just popped by to give a shout out and remind us that we have to celebrate our independence. And it doesn't matter if you've been clean an hour, a day, or a year.  It's all good. Even if you don't feel good
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1926359 tn?1331588139
bamma that is amazing 2 YEARS!  Woo woo!
I am not doing so well physically.  Having a relapse of my stage 4 endo and it is ferocious.  I am having to take pain meds while I wait for surgery which is supposed to be some time this summer.  Then off the meds and hopefully pregnant asap.
I was clean for 850 days before I took a pill- but only did it because I was suffering something terrible and had no other choice.  I'm still working my recovery though, taking LESS than prescribed, and being accountable and responsible.  I was terrified but am proud of how I am handling it.  All the hard work in recovery has paid off.

I send you and your family love.  What about hubby?  Is he clean too?  God I remember the nightmare you guys went through and pray it is over.
You deserve some joy and comfort
xo
Lu
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3197167 tn?1348968606
Hi Bama....nice to see you!!!  Happy Independence Day to you as well~
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Aww Lu, sorry to hear about your medical issues...proud your under medicating. Terrific.

Johnny isn't clean all the way but he's doing a great job at managing his meds and pain issues, he's got another rotator cuff surgery next month so he does need his meds.  But he's not getting high.  We're in a very good spot.  We were a mess when I met you. An oscar winning mess lol.

When I went to rehab the second time august 3 2012 things improved.  I was such a wreck.  My oldest son convinced me to go.  I stayed  thru the whole program.  It was the beginning.  I am so glad I went.  It saved my life.  I learned a lot.  I was so far gone and didn't realize how far gone I went.  
The first year was rough.  When I came back home I went to meetings like crazy.  I went to one nightly.  That was a godsend to me.  It was and still is the one hour a day I get to really relax.  Ally had her total hip last May. May 15th.  She did amazing. My super trooper girl.  She solidified my sobriety.  Anyone who can have a huge total hip surgery and stop all pain meds after two weeks?  Who can do that lol??

Looking back, it was when I got better my family did too.  It was the best thing I ever did for myself.  There is no drama in my life,  none.  And I can honestly say I am happy. And that means the world.  My mom isn't as lucky tho.  She's drinking again.  Not as much. But....it is what it is.

I do feel that I am opening up my family's eyes to addiction and trying to educate them on what it is. A disease. But it's manageable.  It's a disease, yet one can recover from.

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My dear friend ks.... How have you been?.
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3197167 tn?1348968606
You are a light.....in the darkness....you are SHINING BRIGHT!!
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3197167 tn?1348968606
Bama girl.....I'm clean 2 years from pain meds now!!  Wahoo me..hahaha!
Still sorting out the pain issues....tests, new options, trials, keeping my attitude hopeful.  Even if it is as BAD as they predicted from being bedridden so long before getting off the dang things....I am learning to wrap my brain around that and have a new goal to work towards.

I am SO JAZZED about your daughter!!!!!!  You are setting one fine example......So PROUD of you.  We plant the seeds...and let God do the watering......though I often want to grab the watering pitcher from His hands....hahaha!  He does a MUCH BETTER job than ole Connie can.
What a nice surpise to have you "appear" today!!!  LOL
You're like my favorite firework......let 'er shine babe!!!  
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495284 tn?1333894042
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Nice to see you!!  Happy Independance Day to you~
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8976007 tn?1413330650
happy 4th to you too!!!
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7163794 tn?1457366813
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Here's hoping that everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July!  Maybe it's my higher power, but somehow, I have to moderate our local N/A meeting tonight so I'm glad that I have to be somewhere by 7:00....today has been very tempting, but my sponser has messaged me off and on all day!  Thank God for the friends I've made in N/A and on this board!
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4522800 tn?1470325834
Nice to see that you are still pushing on with Recovery. Yippee!
Have a very nice 4th of July and make sure you keep all the Animals calm.lol
Bless
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1926359 tn?1331588139
Wow Bamma that is amazing!

Well we always said Ally was a super girl- what an inspiration.  I think you're an inspiration too.  I do remember your Oscar award winning drama back in the day, and it makes my heart so happy to hear you so...Clear.  Strong.  Determined.  You were always strong and determined before (Mighty Mouse) but the clarity wasn't quite there.  I'm gosh darn proud of you woman.  What a lot can happen in two years hey?
Geez.
I've had the most trying week of the year so far.  I'm cooking pasta and taking deep breaths.

Love you Bamma girl.  Keep fighting the good fight.
xoxox
Lu
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