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Old 07-20-2020, 03:07 AM #551
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Day 2.

I had something of a setback Saturday. I was making such progress with very little symptoms at all, virtually none in my arms or hands and just awareness of my feet. I've returned to work and not noticed PN at all. A doctor has specifically told me I don't have PN, though I am yet to see a neurologist so remain undiagnosed. Not only had I given up alcohol, I have adopted an optimum diet for health and recovery and exercise programme too.

I recalled Mrs D talking about an occasional drink in a post, triple distilled vodka, purest quality, whilst maintaining good levels of B vitamins. I drank a kale, spinach, brocolli blueberry, strawberry and black grape smoothie before and after a trip to the pub. I was flooded with anti oxidents and multi B Vitamins. I drank a few beers and bang, yesterday my symptoms are all back. Shooting pains, fascillations, numbness, aching. Despair.

So where a doctor cannot tell me I have PN, Stella Artois can!

As Wide-O said earlier in this thread, just telling some random strangers on the internet does help. I read a post elsewhere by some young woman that is utterly heart breaking and realise how lucky I am.

Just got to start again.
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Dust off and continue is my best (unsollicited ) advice. While a relapse isn't good - as you can clearly feel - it's not the end of the world if you can pick up where you left off. You did not do any more damage - even though it may feel like you did.



I have felt the exact same thing before I got serious about sobriety: stopped drinking for 3 months, had a one day dip and boom: pain was back with a vengeance. At this point it doesn't really matter if you get an official "stamp of PN approval", you can be sure it's what you have.


And at some point you just go "this little bit of fun I had is not worth the horrible pain, the feeling I threw all progress away". That's the stage where staying sober becomes second nature.
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Hi,
I'm new here looking for some inf please.
Background: I started drinking very heavy at about age 55. Lost everything, considered suicide. Went through 3 inpatient programs (Graduated all 3),First 2 failed (was not ready to quit) "Started drinking again within a week). 3rd one is working (ready to quit, or die). 400+ days sober, One Day at a Time... I have cirrhosis of the liver. My Question to this Forum is: During my last months of severe alcoholism some days my legs would not work, they weren't numb or tingling, they just did not work, I could not stand on them. I had to slide on the floor to go to the bathroom, barely pull myself up to sit on the toilet, could not stand. Shimmy on my butt back to the bed, and it was VERY difficult to climb up on my bed. Legs were dead...
Am I at the right Forum?
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Dust off and continue is my best (unsollicited ) advice. While a relapse isn't good - as you can clearly feel - it's not the end of the world if you can pick up where you left off. You did not do any more damage - even though it may feel like you did.



I have felt the exact same thing before I got serious about sobriety: stopped drinking for 3 months, had a one day dip and boom: pain was back with a vengeance. At this point it doesn't really matter if you get an official "stamp of PN approval", you can be sure it's what you have.


And at some point you just go "this little bit of fun I had is not worth the horrible pain, the feeling I threw all progress away". That's the stage where staying sober becomes second nature.
Day 4

Thank you so much for that post Wide-O. I cannot tell you how much better I feel for having read it.

1. To be totally understood and have my pain and feelings acknowledged by another human being.

2. To draw strength from the fact that you have been where I am now and have found a way to live.

Thank you, my friend.
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Is this thing still on?


3000 days today. That's it!
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3319 days sober!

Dang...Wide-O...you are catching up!
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Wanted to share a post with the group as I know if I was following it would give me hope. My previous posts were about me feeling like I was declining a bit. I had some extra sensitivity. I completed my running streak and after about 2 weeks of resting from being off my feet, I not only felt better, but I have had the least amount of discomfort in roughly 4 years. That was when i tried to stop drinking the first time but eventually went back out and did damage for 2 more years. I'm no way near 100%, but it does give me hope that I will improve even more in the next few years. I am still on the path of leading a healthy life style, eating mostly plant based now, and getting exercise in on the daily basis to get my blood moving. And no plans of drinking ever again, although I know we only have today. Have a peaceful weekend everyone.
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3349 days sober

11 months married today! Heading to the coast next month, a week trip, to work out the legs on the boardwalk!
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Not much to report, just checking in (or Wide-O gets on my case)

Yeah, well! 2 days late now.
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Yeah, yeah...Im on vacation!!

3382 days sober and enjoying the ocean for a week 😁
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