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Re: DAILY SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Postby Frananne » Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:55 pm

Serious discussions above. Think I will just check in!

Had a really good women's mtg this morning. I hit four mtgs this week. Took a lot away from today's mtg. I went to my liver specialist Thurs and that night he called with my blood numbers which were in the toilet. Sadly he said I could not go to the jail Friday to lead the AA mtg I have been doing. We are taking measures to fix my blood so I hope I can get back to it in 2 or 3 wks. I wonder who gets the most out of my jail mtg, me or they? God seems to have present in the first three especially the last one. I am grateful.

Been struggling a bit with Principles before personalities this week. I am naive for an old fart. Somehow I thought that since AA is such a spiritual program that there would be no cliques or politicking. Need to work more on tolerance, patience, kindness to all and stamp on that ole judgemental nature.

Very happy right this minute. Loving spouse, dear friends, close relationship with my sister. I would like a cat but spouse and I are too allergic. Maybe I'll get a grandchild instead in a few years.(had kids late, my two are in serious relationships and not yet married.)

Do I ramble more now? Hugs for all of you! Happy Sober Saturday!
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Re: DAILY SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Postby Toast » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:58 am

In a nutshell,

If you don't want the AA way of life then don't come to AA. Go back to your old way of living and see how well that works for you. After all it sure as hell wasn't toothache that brought us all to our first meeting.

The only sober, happy and contented alcoholics in the world are in Alcoholics Anonymous.


God Bless
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Re: DAILY SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Postby Dallas » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:04 am

Well said.
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Re: DAILY SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Postby Frananne » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:43 am

My carpet is in good shape. I will wear it out a bit for you. God bless you Keith and your dear wife Lynda. I share your pain and will add my prayers to yours. Love and hugs and God bless you both.
Fran
PS a little fragile physically today so I will rest with God to give me a bit more strength. Good in spirit, but the body is feeling the effects of its war against the virus. Have pulled out the family bible and started rereading it. It is big so the print is big.
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Re: DAILY SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Postby john boy » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:11 am

Dear Keith,

I am sorry Linda has to suffer so and you as well ...May I offer you my compassion....I pray for God's will for you and all... The day is coming when all will be well. I promise.

love and best thoughts,
John
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Re: DAILY SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Postby Dallas » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:00 pm

Keith, wishing the best for you and Lynda.

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Re: DAILY SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Postby Toast » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:21 am

Hi Keith,

It's a miracle you can have so much going on around you and still make a real positive contribution to life with your excellents posts on this forum.

Wishing Lynda and you all the best for today and a thousand tomorrow's.

Take care

John
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Re: DAILY SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Postby john boy » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:13 pm

My unemployment office story goes something like this...I had been to a few meetings but not much more...actually nothing more. My best friend of 15 years had found sobriety and would frequently stop by and offer to take me to a meeting but I would decline. He wanted me to have what he had found. He would tell me he loved me and would return another day which he did. He called me "John boy". He bought me my first Big Book. He never gave up on me and for that I am eternally grateful. There was a lesson in all of it. It was at the unemployment office we ran into each other, our eyes met, I looked at him as if to say "hi Bill" but he looked away and kept on walking. That was a defining moment in my work on step 1. He intuitively knew he had done all he could and it was now up to me. The emptiness I felt as he turned away helped lead me to the gift of desperation we so often hear of. He passed away at the age of 32. It broke my heart. He saved my life. I have a picture of him here on my desk. My daughters would ask why is he the only one I have a picture of on my desk...I would say, "He's special, real special" ...."Ohhh..ok" they would reply. Not sure they'll ever know how special tho...

best to all,
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Re: DAILY SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Postby Toast » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:03 pm

Hey Keith, best of luck with the tests.

I attended the hospital today for some tests and x-rays on my kidneys. I've been plagued with kidney stones even since I quit pouring gallons of watered down beer into my system.

Today my doc said ‘I have some good news and some bad news, what do you want to hear first?’

I said ‘ give me the good news.’

He said’ well the good news is your going to have a disease named after you!’

Only joking, the good news was for the first time in 15 years the kidney stone making factory I carried around inside me has finally stopped production and my kidneys are all fine and healthy!

They did say it happens to a lot of men between the ages of 35 and 50. Guess now that I’m 51 the stone-making factory I financed for years has decided to cut its losses and relocate to pastures new?

On the upside I can now enjoy a good steak, I was told that people who don’t eat steak don’t get kidney stones so being allergic to pain I never touched one for years. Now all I need is a few hundred dollars to buy good one!

Love, light, laughter!

John
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Re: DAILY SOBRIETY CHECK IN

Postby Frananne » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:38 pm

Whew! Glad you got rid of the odd post Dallas!

Happy, joyous, and free today! My weekly pukey part of the treatment week finally ended and I got my head out of my .....Had a good Women's meeting today where I ate too many donuts. It was the monthly birthday celebration. Went to the gym and rode the stationary cycle and did a slow walk on the treadmill, fairly lame as an exercise program goes but was delighted that I felt up to it! A lot better than laying around the house!

Have been enjoying Foley's War on Netflix. This is a masterpiece theater mystery program set in WWII that is excellent. Watched one during my pm rest. Felt like making dinner and some modest chores around the house which mademe feel useful.
Hubby is enjoying some football so I think I will read. Hope all is well with everyone!

Love and hugs,
Fran
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