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I would like to first thank RHGB for responding on my behalf about the hospital visit yesterday and the outcome. I knew I wouldn't have time yesterday to update the forum until today.
I've been overwhelmed by the support and private messages I've received since starting the thread. I've always said that the best advice and support available to anyone and their family and friends regarding AUD is this forum. The last couple of days have certainly proved that.
I always used to think I had loads of friends, I was always out socialising, not just with my friends, but as a couple too. I've mentioned before about the reaction of some 'friends' after my drink/driving charge. Although never having met anyone from this forum (probably why it works so well), there are a couple of members who I regard as friends. Not the false airkissing brigade who basically couldn't really give a toss, but very genuine and above all, caring people who go out of their way to offer advice, help and support. Sometimes not always what I've wanted to hear, but after reflection, have looked at a problem from another angle and perception.
My family and genuine friends have always discribed me as a black or white person. Right or wrong. No grey areas. Hope this makes sense, I never saw the bigger picture, and I can now see I could come across unintentially, hard and a bit judgemental.
This last week has made me think and to a certain extent, it has changed my right or wrong view. Yes, I could hate the fact that I couldn't be trusted to look after my young grandson, and someone else was doing it. I have never criticised my son and DIL over their decision not to involve me. I would certainly have done the same with my three children..From what I knew and could see, the other grandma did a great job. The kids were happy with her and she was reliable.
Hate, betrayal, payback time, serves her right, don't let her see her grandchildren, wicked, evil have all been said about her, and how badly I've been treated. Yes at one time I'd have totally agreed with it, poor me. However, I do take some responsibility, I chose to drink and paid the price. All these negati
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