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life...not interrupted

Discussion in 'Freedom from Hell ~ Staying Clean~' started by Sluggo, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Sluggo

    Sluggo Well-Known Member

    yay. i love softball. officially un-retired from tournament ball.

  2. Living Free

    Living Free Well-Known Member

    Cool :)
  3. Sluggo

    Sluggo Well-Known Member

    so...i'm stayin with my parents for a couple days. sat with my dad through chemo, and trying to help my Mom who is also very ill. showin up and being of service as much as possible....while all the time surrounded by pain medication. bottles of percocets all over the house...and yesterday they asked me to go to the doc office to pic up a script. when i looked down, it was for morphine sulphate. now, a few years ago, i'd have taken that script, filled it, and disappeared.

    the simple fact that it has absolutely no power over me today....is all God. on my own will...its impossible. through the grace of God, anything is possible.

  4. Parachute

    Parachute Well-Known Member

    " We have ceased fighting everthing and everyone, including drugs and alcohol" Incredible really.
    Praying for you and yours Janice.
  5. Living Free

    Living Free Well-Known Member

    Much love to you Janice. Sending prayers to you and yours.
  6. guinevere64

    guinevere64 Well-Known Member

    I figured...

    Recovery's amazing, Janice. I've been watching yours since the day I got here...

    much love --G
  7. teach07

    teach07 Well-Known Member

    Janice......Thanks for sharing that.....my son is having all his wisdom teeth cut out Monday and he will be given pain medicine to take.....I have discussed it with my sponsor and others and have a plan in place.....reading what you shared just reinforces the miracles of recovery....thanks again....

  8. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

    this is amazing. i even googled morphine sulphate to see if you can IV it. Janice, you're right where you need to be. your life is a great example.

    of course, being able to resist using in such an extreme circumstance is awesome. but after listening to your entire story, i'm in awe of your ability to forgive. much love.
  9. Sluggo

    Sluggo Well-Known Member

    it's God. I take credit for none of it, and am grateful for all of it.

    wicked awesome.

    (and...thanks to all my friends here for your continued support during this difficult time...)
  10. Sluggo

    Sluggo Well-Known Member

    Carol -
    I completely understand your trepidation....its healthy and sane. I had it too, and shared what was going on with a few people.

    but, as you know...we have no mental defense against the first drug. for addicts like me 'keeping my memory green' doesn't work. My strength must come from a power greater than myself.

    it does...and did. it can for you as well.

    God could and would if he were sought (over and over again).

    as the 10th step promises state: 'The problem has been removed'. 'We have been placed in a position of neutrality....safe and protected.'

    you ARE safe and protected. know that.

    much respect
  11. teach07

    teach07 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Janice for sharing that with me....and yes....I am safe and I am protected..... and today I can be present for my son when he needs me...wow....how cool is that!!!!

    Much Love.... Carol
  12. Sluggo

    Sluggo Well-Known Member

    When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce.

    Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and arguments.

    That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding.

    Thich Nhat Hahn
  13. guinevere64

    guinevere64 Well-Known Member

    TNH is so wise. I love the way he talks about relationships. He says to go to your loved one when you are hurt and say, "Darling, I suffer."

    It's the "darling" part that takes care of the lettuce.

    Thanks, J. --G
  14. Sluggo

    Sluggo Well-Known Member

    God is giving me too much to handle. I need help.
  15. Living Free

    Living Free Well-Known Member

    Janice - we're all here to help. And I know you have a wonderful support group around you. Please let us help in anyway.
  16. gettingbetter

    gettingbetter Well-Known Member

    My dear dear friend who has helped me for so long ... I will help you with whatever you need. I am always here for you, and all you have to do is ask. I am in touch.
  17. Parachute

    Parachute Well-Known Member

    YOu can Handle it all Janice. WE can definitely handle it all. Reach out, anything at all.

    Much prayers and peace to you
  18. Sluggo

    Sluggo Well-Known Member

    calling it a night. i want today to be done. tomorrow is another day for opportunities and possibilities.

    crawlin into bed with my kid. i just seek comfort right now from those closest to me. right now...that's my boy. unconditional love.

  19. guinevere64

    guinevere64 Well-Known Member

    J... I will charter a magic bus to the Jersey Shore if need be...

    please let me know what the need is and if I can, I will fill it.

    in gratitude... --G
  20. Living Free

    Living Free Well-Known Member

    Thinking about ya Janice.

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