• Lizk posted a new activity comment 5 days, 5 hours ago

    Hi. I didn’t really sleep at all my first week at rehab. Kept waking on the hour every hour. Drove me mad, all I wanted was a decent nights sleep.After a few days I was given magnesium. Anyway eventually after 7 to 8 days my sleeping pattern returned. I am grateful this was my only withdrawal I went through. Hang in there. Sleep will happen. I’m at day 91 and feeling fantastic. AF is the best!

  • Lizk posted a new activity comment 5 days, 19 hours ago

    Good for you rubyroo. Well done on 65 days. Bottoms up!🌞

  • Lizk posted a new activity comment 6 days ago

    Thanks. I feel pretty clear headed without the booze after 90 days. Actually clearer than I have ever felt. I will sit with these emotions and try not to over think. Early days yet.

  • Lizk posted a new activity comment 6 days, 2 hours ago

    That’s sound advice. Thankyou teazy. I have been trying to think of the positives. Sort of doesn’t make alot of difference though.

  • Lizk posted a new activity comment 6 days, 4 hours ago

    Thank you tree hugger. I will look into therapy, although most of it is shite where I live. Sorted some stuff out while in rehab. Came back with great expectations of doing all ( (as suggested )stuff together again. Only I find I don’t want to. Can’t think of anything worse. I’m really loving who I am for the 1st time.
    Thankfully I have roses to prune today!

    • Nice, having an outside job which you will see results from after is such a good strategy. I used to clean like mad to keep me busy, and sort and tidy out cupboards. Was a win win, tidy house tidy mind in my case. Have a fabulous day 🙂

  • Lizk posted an update 6 days, 5 hours ago

    Good morning beautiful people. Well it’s day 90 AF for me. I find that truly amazing after 40 years of experience with drugs and alcohol. I know I will never go back. My biggest concern is I don’t like my husband after 36 years. Being sober with a clear head now I have realized some serious issues between us. They have more than likely being there all the time, which I have masked with drinking. I just don’t no what to do! I can’t blame the drink anymore for the way I feel.
    Anyone else had this sort of dilemma?

    • Kia ora @Lizk – I can’t really comment on your specific issue, but I do remember experiencing a flurry of repressed emotions bubbling to the surface about lots of things when I got sober. If you are able to get some therapy or speak to someone to support you I’d totally recommend it. For me I’d drank heavily from my early teens through to my late 30’s so I really believe that my emotional development was stunted, as I’d been numbing and not dealing with things my whole adult life! Big hugs, such a rollercoaster I know, but it’s totally worth it believe me. I also will never go back xo

      • Thank you tree hugger. I will look into therapy, although most of it is shite where I live. Sorted some stuff out while in rehab. Came back with great expectations of doing all ( (as suggested )stuff together again. Only I find I don’t want to. Can’t think of anything worse. I’m really loving who I am for the 1st time.
        Thankfully I have roses to prune today!

        • Nice, having an outside job which you will see results from after is such a good strategy. I used to clean like mad to keep me busy, and sort and tidy out cupboards. Was a win win, tidy house tidy mind in my case. Have a fabulous day 🙂

    • I would say dont take all of your ‘realisatiions’ as being rational. I felt like this about many relationshipss when i sobered up, iwas panicking a bit, now things have levelled out again, im thinking more clearly and my relationships are good. what are the good things about yiur husband? after 36 years there are some good things, focus on the positives too and dont feel you have to act on every thought, take some time to breathe …..

      • @teazy that’s a really good point! X

      • That’s sound advice. Thankyou teazy. I have been trying to think of the positives. Sort of doesn’t make alot of difference though.

      • I agree with @Teazy – don’t feel rushed to act while you are still working on the biggest issue. At least you can confront the situation with a clear mind and know that what you feel is what you actually FEEL, and not what booze is making you feel. Hoping the best for you <3

        • Lizk replied 6 days ago

          Thanks. I feel pretty clear headed without the booze after 90 days. Actually clearer than I have ever felt. I will sit with these emotions and try not to over think. Early days yet.

    • Congrats on day 90 🙂

  • Lizk posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    Wow. Good on you. That’s iso inspiring.

  • Lizk posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    Good morning everyone. I give thanks for this new beautiful day and arriving at day 84 with a clear head. Feeling more empowered each day! Feeling blessed.

  • Lizk posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    A few things that help keep me sober. I have taken up colouring in (weird, but is a good form of meditation). Listening to relaxing meditation music and yoga classes. I also needed to create a My Space, where I can do these things. Oh yes I can burn candles now, without the family in fear of me burning down the house.
    I never thought I would be 83 days dry. Going to rehab was the scariest decision I have ever made. It is now the bravest decision I have ever made. My life is more manageable without alcohol. I have learnt so much in this short time.
    Keep up the great work everyone.

    • Colouring is GREAT…I did that my first 30 months all the time as well as Sudoku and yoga. I’m so happy for you. Congratulations on 83 days!

  • Lizk posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    That was a good read. Thanks for that.

  • Lizk posted a new activity comment 1 week, 6 days ago

    Thank you jennah. I just cacluated how much money I have saved over the 83 days of not drinking. Wow! Blew me away. I was wasting so much money!

  • Lizk posted an update 1 week, 6 days ago

    Hi everyone. I’m almost 90 days sober now. I went to a rehab in bali for a month in April. Best thing I have ever had the courage to do. My life has changed so much for the better without the daily need to drink. I was drinking 2 bottle’s of wine a day. I now have a great relationship with my family again.
    My life has purpose again and I don’t even feel like a drink. Whoopee life is fantastic!

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