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Unread 04-14-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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I just wanted to put a big, huge THANKS
out there, to everyone on this site. I know I didnt join the site til october, even though I started suboxone in April. It took a few months of working to get a computer, internet connection, etc.
ANYWAY,
addiction survivors was a huge part of my support then, becuase I really felt alone, with my stuggle, in my small, rural comunity.
Just knowing, that I WASNT alone, and I WAS on the right track,
PROVED to be powerful.
becuase, TODAY, its been a year.
cant belive it. I know, the reason they say "one day at a time"
becuase if you think about time, as a whole, of NEVER using agian, it IS overwhelming.
So
THANK YOU
thankyou
THANKS
thankyou a million times over!!!!!!
Ive got a year, 365 days, free of methadone, dillaud, morphine, heroin, oxycontin, AND active addiction in general.
No, it hasnt been a picnic.
But I will say, that today,
the thought of using, isnt nearly as 'romantic' as it was on day 30
Oh,
and Im getting new teeth!!!
forgot to mention that. this has a been a huge reminder, of some of my mistakes,
Ive had 10 teeth pulled on bottom, I'll be getting a partial there,
and on the 26th of this month, Im getting all my broken top teeth pulled, except 4,
then I go back at the end of may, get the last 4 pulled,
and LEAVE the office with my top denture, and bottom partial!!!
Im so excited, to get it over with of course, and just have new teeth!
when I got the bottoms pulled, I didnt take anything besides my sub, and motrin/tylenol cocktail.
the dentist did give my 'triazelam' (i think i spelled it right) to help me 'relax' before the procedure.
And I used that to help me sleep the next two nights, but I did way better than I thought I would. it actually only REALLY hurt the first day or so.
HOPEing, for a 'repeat' for the top extractions. Its scary of course, but I know, I can do it!!!!!!!!!
Well, Ive rambled way longer than expected......
took me a long time to say THANKS
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Unread 04-14-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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Amber,

WOW !! ONE YEAR ADDICTION FREE !!
(I'm typing alot in caps today , hahahaha) - I am so proud that your are part of this forum, we are such a great bunch of people here. I am lucky to be here !

And most important about your new teeth. I know once you get those you will be a brand new person, and look gorgeous !!!!

Congratulations again !!!
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Unread 04-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #3
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Hi Amber! Congratulations on a year! That is fabulous! I'm so proud of you. Look at all the great things you've accomplished over the last year.

That is huge that you didn't need any pain meds for your dental work. Hopefully the top ones will be just as easy or easier than the bottom - especially because now you have an idea of what to expect.

Again congratulations!! Keep up the great work!

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Unread 04-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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Congratulations Amber, that is wonderful. woot woot
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Unread 04-15-2012, 01:20 AM   #5
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Congrats on one year!! That's an awesome accomplishment! Keep them coming!
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Unread 04-15-2012, 07:28 AM   #6
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Hey Amber,

Great. Excellent. Terrific.

Time passes for us all so, so fast. No matter what we do with it. And now, look at you. What a great use of your time this past year. IDK. To me, that really adds meaning to a person's life. When one uses it for such a good and worthwhile purpose.

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Unread 04-15-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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Hi Amber,
Congratulations on one year of addiction remission!!! It's so nice to hear when things work out and people become free of the uncontrollable compulsion to seek and take drugs. You now have control of your medication use, no longer use compulsively, no longer use despite harm, and no longer have debilitating constant cravings- all of the signs and symptom of addiction are gone and life is getting better- Congratulations!! Your post will be especially inspiring to those just starting out full of doubt and still haunted by the misinformation on the web.
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Unread 04-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #8
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Can not add much more, than everyone else, but a huge Congadulations. You did it, just another great reminder for anyone that may be struggling.....you can do ot too. :-) :-) :-)
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Unread 04-17-2012, 10:31 AM   #9
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Great information Amber and give yourself a pat on the back.This new life we are living is not always peaches and cream but it beats where we once were....stay strong and keep your head up!
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