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Hi all - just a quick update from me. Today marks one month of sobriety for me. For those that don't know me, I had detox starting 14 February - the second one.
I wanted to update on how it's gone - it has been tough on occasion, I still sometimes want a drink and the triggers are still there. However, this is outweighed by feeling a lot healthier and looking so much better, no more red eyes, shaky hands or mottled complexion. Life is more peaceful. On the downside I often struggle to stay awake past ten (sometimes until) and life can feel a little flat. I have been working really hard and have definitely seen a raise in my output which, given a am partially self employed - can only be a good thing, as well as all the money I'm saving on not buying wine.
I have been to a couple of AA meetings but for me personally they haven't been very helpful - I find this whole idea of saying I am not in control very hard to stomach - it felt at times like an Amway meeting! That said, I know it helps lots of people.
I am not complacent - I know that I could so easily slip back to where I was but for anyone in a similar situation or contemplating it - I would say persevere - the longer it gets from my last drink the better I feel and the less inclined I am to drink again - long may it last!
I hope everyone is doing well - am always happy to chat if I can help at all. Lorna x
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