• SoberHeart posted an update 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hi all. It’s been a trying and exhausting few days. My SIL is in the ICU and things are bleak at the moment. We are waiting for her to “wake up” and so far there has not been any progress. She has not moved or opened her eyes, she is in a ventilator and we are all just hoping she comes through ok.
    I have not drank. I wanted too. I REALLY wanted to. Thanking God it was not in the house. I fought with my self for the first time in almost 3 months on the way home from the hospital. But I played it through and made the right choice.
    Family from out of state is staying with us indefinitely, I need to be present and clear headed.
    I am drained. Going back to work tomorrow, at least for part of the day to catch up. This is absolutely devastating. She is young, has young kids, and it could have been prevented had she made the lifestyle changes the doctors ordered. A wake up to all of us. We have control over what we put into our body. Alcohol, cigarettes, other drugs. Our choices affect so much more than just ourselves.

    • I’m so sorry about your SIL. What happened? I applaud you for making the right decisions so you can get through this emotionally in the right way and be there for your family. Yes, I’m definitely more aware about what I put into my body that is for sure. I’ll say a prayer for you all.

    • God that’s terrible you poor thing. Sorry to hear your sister in law is so unwell šŸ™ drinking will not help her or you so don’t even go there eh

    • Devastating, I’m sorry to read this. Well done not drinking.
      Keep us posted.

    • It sounds like a living nightmare.

    • I am really sorry to hear about your SIL being in the ICU. Lots of love and healing her way. oxoxoxoxoxo

    • Oh Iā€™m so sorry. How absolutely devastating. Good for you for not drinking. xoxo

    • So sorry, to hear this, @soberheart, congrats to you on staying strong, must have been the most difficult decision for you. gosh, just horrible about your sil. just horrible. thinking of you with compassion.

    • This all sounds like a really tough time for you. Hugs from me xo

    • I’m so sorry. I hope she pulls through. Sending you a cyber {{hug}}.

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