How Many " Wake-Up Calls" to WAKE-UP ?

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I have been so moved, reading about a lady with End Stage Liver Disease, on another post.  My fear of cirrhosis is ever present, but I drank through it for a LONG TIME.  No logic, no sense, no hope.

I have been trying to stop drinking for a very long time.

Somehow, something happened to make me pro-active. God may be answering my prayers. I don't know how I am keeping on, keeping off it.

I think about the very ill lady and know full well, it could have been me. Her sons' plight is so sad.  I don't want my adult children to lose me to alcohol.

I have completed 35 Days Alcohol Free.  

Today is Valentines's Day, love to all.  Day 36 for me, maybe I am showing some love to myself... instead of "beating myself up", over failings.

To anyone, in any doubt, check the evidence , Wake-Up and take action.

Don't leave it too late.  I am 61.... I have really pushed my luck.

All Good Wishes.

Blessings,

Alonangel 🎇

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    Alonangel

    hey you kept that quiet. That's amazing, am really pleased for you.

    the story of my friend with esld, started when I asked should I ask her about her drinking or not. The answers were yes which I did, and it's snowballed from there, with people asking for updates etc. It didn't start as a warning of how anyone of us could end up, but after seeing her again today, I did think that could so easily be me.

    RHGB has come up trumps yet again, translating medical terms into simple language for me to understand!

    so pleased for you angel, well done

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      Thanks, Vickylou.  I have just been counting the days, quietly.  Always hoping to keep winning the battle.  I will continue.  I am totally determined.

      Alcohol has got to be "OVER", for me.

      I hope you are well and winning.

      Alonangel 🎇

      P.S. I think RHGB's explanations are better than the "Medics" !

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      Angel I couldn't agree' more angel. Much better than the doctors and consultants, and very informative, 

      He's helped me an aweful lot with medical terminology, and test results.

      Touch wood I'm doing very well at the moment thanks, as is your friend paper fairy . I spoke to her today

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    That's great! You're the same age as me when I stopped. You can do it! 

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      Thanks, John.  I am glad it is over.  I simply cannot go back.  I am now trying to work out who I really am... in the cold light of Sobriety.  All my feelings have been messed up by alcohol.

      I'm glad you saw the light, too !

      Alonangel 🎇

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    Happy 37th day & congrats - great to read encouraging posts when you're at the start of the journey xxx

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      Thank you, Lisaloves.  This has taken everything I have got, but is totally worth it.  I know I have WON THE WAR !

      I Wish You Well.

      Blessings,

      Alonangel 🎇

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    Well done,I am so pleased for you,great news! x
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      Thank you, Angela.  It has been one heck of a battle.  Recovery is a very gradual process.  I go through each day, gratefully.  No cravings... I just feel that I have stopped a slow suicide in its tracks.  I want my life back.

      I hope you are well and beating the beast !

      Blessings,

      Alonangel 🎇

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    Dear Angel...just wrote a long post but it disappeared!!

    I am so happy for you, you lovely lady with a heart of gold. You've made my day xxx

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      Thanks, Gwen.  How are you ?  I am just going along, day by day... counting!  It is a good feeling to be in control.  Alcohol does not control me, now.  I have wished for this for so long.  

      All Good Wishes for you,

      Alonangel 🎇

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      Hi again. Yes, I found counting the days then weeks etc helped. I set goals like one month, then another one and so on. Then it quickly got to the point when the thought of starting all over again was not on! (I even counted hours at the beginning, it was a more impressive number.) 

      Sorry if I've written this elsewhere. I'm really pleased for you. 

      Looking forward to your next milestone post. 🤗

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      Hi John.  Day 38 and all is well.  I think I should investigate Numerology... just a thought !  Ha,ha. 😂

      I hope you are keeping well.

      Blessings,

      Alonangel 🎇

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      Yes thanks. I think I'm well. Have a follow up specialist appt in 3 hours. Bowel cancer surgery 3 years ago. But I think all will be ok. 🤔 You keep up the good work! X 

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      Oh Heavens !  I hope all is well.

      I had a Colonoscopy a few weeks ago... I am almost over it... almost.

      Still waiting for Histology Results.  Been down this road a few times. 

      Never a dull '.

      Alonangel 🎇

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      Thanks, yes the appt went well. Waiting for results is awful, I know! Some though were really quick. The colonoscopy as soon as I was off the table and most impressive, CT scan report the next day! No I didn't think of having a drink when the appt was over, but I did call into the supermarket and bought a lot of unsuitable treats. Hope your results are good. 

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