ET PHONE HOME....or post!

Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
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Thu, 01-17-2013 - 4:44pm

Hey, we are alive and well here at iVillage!

Please post so we know you are back!

Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 4:42pm
Caroline....keep on going to AA....and try not to drink between meetings..it is hard to hear the message when alcohol is working in the brain. So...just hang in and find a good sponsor to help you...God bless..
Alcohol, Addictions & Recovery. It's a long way down, but only 12 steps UP
Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 4:40pm
(((Paul)))) I love you....and I will be in Florida for the month of March. Wes says hi and he wants to see you and Carol as well. The only date I am unavailable on is March 6th...TRACE ATKINS CONCERT...and the 7th....hospital time. Pulmonary clinic this time. Every other day is yours.....drive safely...and I will see you soooooooonnnnn.... Hug Carol for me.
Alcohol, Addictions & Recovery. It's a long way down, but only 12 steps UP
Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 4:37pm
Hi Phyllis....nice to see you here. You are like my daughters....they, like you, tried alcohol, but knew the damage it did because of me, their fathers, and other family members. A decision got made and they dont drink. I am afraid they have a few of the ism's...because....well, after all....I taught them. Alanon has been a blessing to my oldest, and the youngest hasnt decided to join her there yet. I am just grateful to be able to live sober today....that has not always been the case. God bless....
Alcohol, Addictions & Recovery. It's a long way down, but only 12 steps UP
Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 5:40pm

 The boards are slow! Part of the problem was that when iVillage upgraded, some people got lost because they could not log in. Now that we can do that, I want to 'welcome back' the people that used to post here. 

Glad to see you!!

Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 5:39pm

Hugs to you and Carole! I wish I had been able to meet you when you were around here, but my eldest was having severe health issues. They seem to have abated since her surgery in December. 

45 years...holy cow...one day at a time I would imagine!!

Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 5:37pm

Welcome!

And, wow, good for you. My husband (I didn't know him then) quit drinking when he was 23. He had also done enough damage by then. This past May (2012) he celebrated 25 years of continuous sobriety. I was a little behind, but celebrated 23 years in November. It is amazing knowing that I have been sober that long. 

Post often!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-24-1999
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 3:57pm

This Board has been pretty slow.  What happened?  I started AA about 2 weeks ago.  I made it to 6 days sober & am drinking my wine again but still going to meetings.   What does "know  you are back" mean??   Caroline

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-17-2001
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 10:16am
Thank you, Phyliss. Continued good fortune on your journey to stay clean an sober. Yo shall have a better life. Godbless. In friendship, Paul

Castaway


A Friend in Recovery


Paul

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-17-2001
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 1:34pm

Hi Beth,

I am quite well and still hanging around.  I was 80 in October 2012 and I wonder were

the time has gone.  Carol has experienced several TIA's and lost short term memory.  We

are happy it is not Alzheimers disease.  A MRI shows the effects of the strokes.  She has normal

mobility and speech.  Comprhension is a little abnormal.    We still travel and plan on leaving for Florida next month.  We hope to see Brenda while we are there.  Next month I will celebrate

my 45th year of sobriety. That's pretty good. All a day at a time.

In Friendshup,

Paul

 

 

Castaway


A Friend in Recovery


Paul

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013
Mon, 01-21-2013 - 9:02am

I am not back but new. I just discovered IVillage and have been browsing through the boards and reading. I am amazed at the comaraderie here.

I don't drink at all. I made a decision at 19 years old to never take a drink again (believe me, I had had my share by such a young age) and I have stuck by that decision. I watched alcohol destroy members of my family. My parents were alcoholics. My father is dead due to health issues from heavy drinking. My brother is dead due to drunk driving (he was the only one involved in the accident so no one else was harmed). Another brother has lost two good wives and too many jobs to count because he can't stop drinking and my mother's life revolves around getting a good "nip".

It is great to see people here trying to help others whose lives are full of torment and heartbreak because of alcohol.