In the ten years or so since my children flew the nest, my drinking escalated to the 7 - 11 beers/night, (occasionally more or less) until my quit date of 12/5/2016. I was the functional alcoholic type, although I was slowly becoming less functional. My freedom from alcohol has now helped me to turn that around.
Married 38 years, with children & grandchildren. Still working, although now planning and working towards retirement. Update: I joined this forum in early February 2017, it is now May 19, 2017 at my day 166. I'm grateful to all here, you've been an immense help. Further update, now it is October 20th, 2017 and 320 days. This has been a most interesting period in my life, and those here are certainly an important part of it.
I never drink NA beer. Or decaf coffee. We have alcohol in the house, but its not for me. I thought others might like it when they visit, but they don’t touch it. Maybe I’ll get rid of the stuff that nobody would drink, and free up some shelf space. And I agree, it’s amazing how our own brains try to trick us. So in a sense, we have to watch…[Read more]
Children are amazing. There was a time when all of our children were teens or early twenties, and it seemed like a decade without little ones. Well, it was a decade without little ones, and we missed them.
Sounds like a great trip, and congrats on the 300 days! Don’t get me started on moderation. My friend next door tried it, he’s dead. I’m sure he’s not the first, or the last. Hope you have a great trip! Love Arizona. My sister and brother in law are in Rio Verde. Remember, you aren’t missing anything by going without alcohol. It never…[Read more]
Busy at work, but I want to take a moment to share the news that Sandy’s biopsy was negative. That’s a relief. We’re free to move on to other less scary maladies, like dental work! Seems that once you get to our age, that visit for your annual physical just opens the door for other tests. But one nice change is not having to lie about how many…[Read more]
@tom4500 – missed the health scare in regard to Sandy. So glad that the biopsy was negative. great news. i have not been back to the doctor since i quit drinking, march will be my annual. will be first time, he will not look into my eyes, look at me, look into my eyes, look at me. ask if there are additional liver tests needed. never come…[Read more]
Hooray @tom4500 I’m so happy to hear this wonderful news. And yes on the darn dental work. I have to have work on so many teeth and one thing is stopping another etc etc. Could be worse- I could be drinking and ignoring it! 🙂
Not much new, I’m back in on a Sunday to work in a few tax returns. Sandy and I went to the movie “Alita: Battle Angel” on Friday and we were surprised by how much we liked it. We just wanted to get out to a movie, and that seemed to be the best showing that we hadn’t seen. Another AF weekend, of course. Next Saturday is the club’s annual $100…[Read more]
My “spells” were finally diagnosed as Afib. And alcohol is known to aggravate that. Typically lasted 8 to 12 hours. The best way to diagnose is to go int a redi-care or emergency room while the attack is ongoing. It does seem very clear that alcohol is magnifying whatever physical problem you have, so I would say welcome to our club. I’m…[Read more]
what is Afib? right now im doing quite alot better it usually takes about 1-2 days for the anxiety and laboured breathing to subside. deffinitley feeling alot better. i had blood work done today and im going to follow up with the doc and see what comes back.
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