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2122807 tn?1560619706

Socks and Summer

i posted this 2 years ago, when I was one year clean. I am now 3 years clean, and mostly thanks to this group. i wanted to post this again. When you feel all hope is lost, it's NOT:

This summer I have a ton of socks. They are mostly white Hanes socks, the kind  you get in the packages of six. Most are too big for me. I want to throw them out, but they are brand new looking.
Ya know why I have so many socks? Because this time last year I was in withdraw. This time last year my feet and hands would drip sweat non stop 24/7. Any time I could muster the strength to go to the market I bought a pack of socks, as I was using I don't know how many pairs per day.
So now this summer I am here so happily looking at this drawer full of socks and so happy to know that I don't need them now. Wow have things changed form one summer to the next. Last summer I couldn't walk a half a block without feeling like I was gonna die, now I walk the dogs and enjoy it. Last summer was really the best gift I ever gave myself, or anyone. Last summer freed me and gave me this summer and all summers to come, and a lot of useless socks.
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Hey there!! What a great post. Stitch em all together, make a quilt, and keep it at the "foot" of your bed, lame joke, I know. But really, congrats to you!! Keep going strong!!
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4530918 tn?1431385582
What a great story to read on my fifth day of withdraw. Your words made my day. Thank you
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495284 tn?1333894042
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Congrats on 3 yrs clean and a drawer full of useless socks!!!  I remember that story and it seems like just yesterday.  Time sure does fly when we are living a clean and healthy life~
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2122807 tn?1560619706
thanks everyone, and Sarah, it DOES seem like yesterday now, lol
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495284 tn?1333894042
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Nice to see you!!
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