Going Home

Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Going Home
Sat, 12-29-2012 - 10:10am

Well, folks, I will be heading back home next week.  I am done with the hospital this time...and dont have to come back until March.  For those of you that do not know, I am still paying the price for my alcoholism and drug addiction, even though I stopped drinking and using over 15 years ago.  Medical issues are with me for the rest of my life due to my abuse of booze and drugs.  This time, I found that I am going to probably have to have surgery again, and after my hospital stay, found it would not happen this trip...lol.  My doctor was 6 days from her due date to deliver her baby girl...so I got a reprieve.  This condition that I have needs to be addressed but since it is not cancer, it can wait for her.....and that was my choice.  I dont feel like breaking in another doctor...lol.  My lung doctor will do his thing in March and then my Neuro doctor will take over and finish up what didnt get finished up this trip.  Ugh.....  Truthfully, all this stuff is really ok for me when I stop to think about the alternative.  I almost pursued my addictions into the gates of insanity or/and death.  The damage I did is being addressed.....and I get to live clean and sober finally.  My life is amazing, even with the health stuff....and my gratitude to my God is absolutely the best part of my life....so since gratitude is an action word...if I am truly grateful, then I have to show that gratitude in action, I am in a hurry to get back home now and finish up some work with sponsees......and see what I can bring to my groups, family, and friends to give them an uplift in life.  Gratitude does take me out of myself and let me be of service to God and my fellows....WOW...ME!!  I can do that today...what a concept!!  For now, I will enjoy the fellowship here, now that I can get out and around again, and welcome the New Year with an open heart....gratitude at work.  I pray that all your New Year's will be filled with peace, love and joy to share with all your loved ones......For me....I give thanks that I have another year.....to live, love and laugh in the way that I did not know was possible....God bless you all.......

Alcohol, Addictions & Recovery. It's a long way down, but only 12 steps UP
Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Tue, 01-01-2013 - 8:19pm


Thank God for you!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-30-2000
Fri, 01-11-2013 - 9:13am

I wish the best for you ....you have taken the right attitude to now make a choice that you are important . Here's a little quote I found so cute...IF YOU FIND YOURSELF GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION TURN AROUND...HUGS : )