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In two days I am about to begin my fourth month of sobriety.  I just wanted to take a second and refelect on things that I have learned.  First and foremost I would like to thank everyone here who is part of this forum.  With your suggestions and your struggles, I have seen others and realized I am not alone.  I think this is one huge component of becoming unrelient on alcohol.  Secondly, I just want to say that changing myself was not as hard as I thought it would be.  Sure I have had to divorce myself from certain situations and sometimes people ask and I explain myself, but the best part about this entire process is waking up and feeling good.  No shakes, no dry heaves, no sweating and smelling of alcohol all day long...  Just feeling good is a plus.  I think what I really want to work on now is trying to continue to accept that I will not be drinking so I can give up counting the days.  I would like to have it in my life where I am just not a drinker and that is that.  No more worrying about any of this.  Two weeks ago I truly realized that I had made a good move.  I was at a reunion and every story began like this, "Remember Matt when you were drunk and we did this...?"  Well the answer now is no I do not and I do not want to know anymore lol.  Take care all and thank you!

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    You are doing brilliantly and all the credit goes to you for that. I am so glad you are past looking back and seeing the positives of your healthier way of life. As far as counting the days is concerned, you will suddenly realise that you never thought about how many days yesterday and then it will be that you are struggling to work out the days because it has been days since your last count. That will happen naturally over time.
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    WELL DONE mattew, i have been through all of what you are doing,it is hard but you seem to be so well, BELIEVE me matthew it does get easyer along the way, i have not had any alchol now for aout 2yrs i have been to family get togethers,weddings,

    and many other social events, the feeling you get walking out sober is like nothing on earth, i am sure you will feel that feeling  good luck

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    There is a better life and YOU found it ! YOU did it.... Now how is life treating you NOW?

    No more judgements or crappy innuendos . Your free of all the horrible madness that comes with addiction. 

    Luv, luv, luv, luv your new attitude. Your catching up and becoming a real Man U were meant to be,UR kindness shows, UR  understanding and who knows what's is waiting for u around the corner. Lots and lots of opportunities.

    Yes I am so happy for you many well wishes and hugs to YOU MATT. YOU have found sobriety and who you have found who u really are without covering anything up with drink!  UR reunion story proved that u have changed. You take care and most of all enjoy what your life is really meant to be. I hope u have a Awsome family to support you, because u know u have one here.

     

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    Hi matthew congratulations on your 4 months of being sober, I myself have just started my 5th month, this forum has been a great help to me also,

    The counting of days will go, after reading your post reminded me I hadnt actualy counted my days for about a fortnight

    well done again buddy long may it continue and im sure it will

    Steven

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    Once again thank you for all of the kind words.  This site has helped me more than anyone will ever know and I am in debt to all of you.  Sharing and writing have been extremely important for me during this time.  I cannot stress enough about waking up and feeling good.  It is such a grand feeling.
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      It's great that this forum has been helpful to you. I hope others also get inspiration from your description of how well you are feeling now smile
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    Matt,

    You have helped me more than u could ever imagine. Knowing how great you have done and all you have accomplished...... Beyond words...... You have given me HOPE AGAIN !  biggrin

     

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    Great insight and so many can learn from YOU.

    Thanks for letting us know of UR 4 months of sobriety.

    thats great gives so many hope 

    HOPE4CUREbiggrin

     

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