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Cat's Epic Taper To Sobriety!

Discussion in 'Detoxing From Pain Meds' started by Catamount, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Catamount

    Catamount Well-Known Member

    Morning ODR....

    Crazy morning for me....insanity rules on Friday the 13th! Apparently only I think this day is not bad luck!

    Time is short this morning. All is well.

    Todays thought:

  2. mkb

    mkb Well-Known Member

    hey cat,

    You continue to amaze me and I am so happy for you and your family. Like the others said, your posts make us want you have accomplished SO BAD..thank you for inspiring us...Keep on loving and enjoying your sober life! Your posts are keeping me strong, so thanks again for sticking around and sharing your story.

    Peace, M
  3. Victoria18620

    Victoria18620 Well-Known Member

    i love todays thought.. I needed it yesterday...
  4. Friend2U

    Friend2U Well-Known Member

    Just my good morning to you...so happy for you! It's so cool that you go camping..is it an RV? My Aunt has an RV that has become a lawn ornament LOL.
    I am a blond, don't know if motor home is the same as RV..
  5. Victoria18620

    Victoria18620 Well-Known Member

    I am not a blond Friend and I would like that answer too.

    Cat have a great camping weekend. Your going to have so much fun. I miss camping we use to go camping all the time when I was young.
  6. Catamount

    Catamount Well-Known Member

    Friend and Vic....

    Hmmm.....lots of things are considered an RV. From a pop up to a trailer to a motor home...all recreational vehicles. Many things fall into the catagorie if you wish.

    Ours is a motor home...32 foot with a nice slide out on the side to make the living room/kitchen area bigger. Have a onboard generator to run all the appliances and AC if needed. As when we go to the races, we basically park in a field and need to have everything to keep ourselves comfy. No hookups...just the motorhome! We have been doing this for so long that we have the routine down pat. Gonna rock and roll in the middle of a field for 4 nights with nothing more than what we bring with us and have a ball.

    The first race my son went to was when he was about 7-8 months old and we have been doing it ever since. We make a family deal of it most of the time....but this trip is jusy a father and son trip. This track is a hard ticlet to get...and we lucked out.

    Enough of that....I am doing well. Not going to complain about a darn thing at this point. Sleep which was my biggest issue during my taper has been kind to me for a bit now. Not going to rest on my success here as I now the RLS monster is always waiting in the wings to mess with me. My routine of 3 valerain root tabs and 1 benadryl has suited me well for a bit. I would like to begin to back off of this if I can, but for right now....why mess with success is my moto.

    Ps...to all of the football fans out there....The New England Patriots have beaten the superbowl champ Saints....I sure hope this is a sign of the season to come! Patriots rule! All others druel! LOL! Can not help but cheer for my team!

    Rock steady my friends!
  7. Friend2U

    Friend2U Well-Known Member

    My Aunt's RV had to be hooked up to dump the toilet (i think). At least when they used it they had to go to a park that had "RV hookups". It did have a kitchen with stove & fridge, slept 6 people and somehow kitchen & bathroom worked when they were driving it. I think it was as large as yours. Like driving an 18 wheeler and used a ton of gas. They sold their house in NY and traveled a bit in it then settled in Florida and there it sat for a long while until they sold it. It was at the time of high gas prices. I do remember they paid $47,000. for it...the price of a small house LOL
    I am glad your family enjoys it. Money well spent.
    Happy Sunday Cat!
  8. Catamount

    Catamount Well-Known Member

    Hey ODR....

    Weekend is closing in on being over. Kind of a blah weekend here. Weather was a bit off from where it has been and today has just been down right dreary. But we need the rain big time. Got a turkey cooking out on the grill despite the rain and it will be yummy.

    Getting the motor home at the ready for the trip Wednesday. Can not wait.

    Best wishes to you all. Will check in more tomorrow when I have some time.

  9. Friend2U

    Friend2U Well-Known Member

    Good Morning Cat
    Urghh Monday morning blues LOL...another gray day. Thats fine though, i don't feel like i am missing much when i am at work on gray days LOL
  10. mkb

    mkb Well-Known Member

    Hey Cat,

    Although I have not been able to post in a while, I think of you daily. Keep up the great work and have a great vacation...you leave wed right..when do you come home?

    As always, thanks for being such an inspiration.

    Peace, M
  11. Catamount

    Catamount Well-Known Member

    M and Friend...my consistent supporters from day 1..what true friends...through think and thin for us all we have managed to support each other. That is what this palce is all about.

    As for me...indeed my son and I are on the highway beofre the dawn of crack...LOL...which is very early Wednesday morning. Should put us at our destination by noon time. Them from then on....unclouded father and son time. I can not wait. First time in quite some time I will be doing it clean. Gonna rock our worlds. I will not be a bump[ on the log...I will be the old "lets get it on" Dad. What is next son? I am stoked. Lean, mean. clean, fun machine. Dad is back and I told you so!

    I love to post and read my friends adventure here. I will try my best to keep up to date via my phone while away. I will try and post a brief update when I can. But not to worry if not much is coming from my way until next Monday after tomorrow. I am going no where. I am not struggling...I am off having fun at the races with my son. And that my friends is what living clean is all about. Doing it all for the love of it...no clouded thoughts...no numbing medication to get by..FUN for the FUN of it!

    In the immortal words of one of my all time favorite rockers in closing his shows...OZZY...good night, and god bless you all!
  12. RunTheMachine

    RunTheMachine Well-Known Member

    Yo Cat,

    Just wanted to holler a "Bon Voyage", and wish you a great time at the race with yer boy. I know how geeked you are, Buddy. =)

    Thanks for all the great and encouraging posts on my thread. AND for anything pertaining to music, of course!

    Speaking of which, everytime I've read your signature, from the very first time, I always get Soul-Suckin' Jerk by Beck stuck in my head for a minute. LoL. "I ain't gonna work for no soul-suckin' jerk, I'm gonna take it all back and I ain't sayin' Jack.".

    How apropos. ;)

    Have a kick @$$ time, my friend.

    Much big peace to ya,
  13. Catamount

    Catamount Well-Known Member

    Yo RTM...I completely forgot about the Beck reference until you brought it up. I am going on a song on the new Ozzy CD...Called Soul Sucker..give it a listen if you have a chance. Heavy groove! Best stuff he has done in years, and I thought it would not be good being he revamped the entire band....and also lost Zakk Wylde....1 heck of a guitar shreader!

    I am sure we will have fun!
  14. Melancholy

    Melancholy Well-Known Member

    I freakin love Beck. Lost Cause is one of my all time favorites..

    There's a place where you are going
    You ain't never been before
    No one laughing at your back now
    No one's standing at your door
    That's what you thought love was for

    Such a great freakin' album
  15. RunTheMachine

    RunTheMachine Well-Known Member


    Zack is the sh!t. Love that him & Dime were so tight. F&%k yes!


    I guess Odelay is my fav (I mean, how much fun is Novacane??), but song wise... Nobody's Fault But My Own has wrenched as many tears from me as just about any other song, ever.

    On the upside, Deadweight is my text ringtone. =)

    ps.. Sea Change was Beck's 'Break Up' record. He was crushed... and you'd have to be brain-dead not to hear that come through. Lost Cause, being a perfect example. Noboby's Fault was on Mutations, which is considered the 'cousin' album to Sea Change. The sadness continued, huh? Well, who would wanna lose Winona, right?
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010
  16. Catamount

    Catamount Well-Known Member

    Hunt me down, seek me out, bring your best
    That's how I want it to be
    Full of doubt, full of fear, all's unclear
    It's over cuz now I can see
    Like a tank, seething strength, crushing all
    Pulling you under my treads
    Lost some years, lost some days, that's O.K.
    I wizz on what's in my way!
  17. Catamount

    Catamount Well-Known Member

    Hey Gang...for the most part I am outta here for a few days.

    I am at 2.4285714285714284 Fortnights pill free now. 34 days! Over 1 month! Yikes time flies without pills!

    Life is funny
    Skies are sunny
    Bees make honey
    Tell me where is sanity?
  18. Friend2U

    Friend2U Well-Known Member

    I LOVE your personality! I will miss you while you are off bonding with your son! Have a wonderful time and don't' worry about us. WE will be awaiting the story's you will tell when you get back!
    Wow a month already...You did it- set that plan into action & you DID IT!
    Fortnights...only you LOL
  19. Friend2U

    Friend2U Well-Known Member

    Have a safe trip!
  20. RunTheMachine

    RunTheMachine Well-Known Member

    Yo Cat,

    Not really a fan, but I saw the headline about Kyle. Whether you like him or not, it had to be epic to be there, dude. & now your boy has a memory for life. =) Very cool.

    Freewheel burning, baby. LoL.


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