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Unread 01-12-2017, 04:04 AM   #221
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Way to go redstripe! I just got out of the hospital after having some major abdominal surgery. They gave me some oxy & morphine in the hospital & I liked them FAR too much; I refused when they offered to send me home with some oxy (I'm a recovering alcoholic). I can't directly relate to your struggle, but can appreciate the effort & fortitude it's taken you to quit that crap for five months! From all I've read, it's really become a killer...Good luck!
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Emgreen, I too, had major abdominal surgery at the end of November. A 10" long incision from my breast bone to the top of my pubis! I can't imagine going home without giant pain meds!! Yes, like you, I had to have the big guns as far as pain relievers for my 5 days in the hospital. Once I went home I took the oxycodone as directed but under the supervision of my spouse. I haven't had anything stronger than Advil for over a month now and I'm ok.

I'm well practiced at playing the tape through, I never want to go back to where I was! I will always fiercely protect my sobriety!! But since they went traipsing all through my guts removing various parts and lymph nodes I had to go home with adequate pain relief or that could have triggered drug seeking behavior for me.

I hope whatever you had the surgery for is reconciled.
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26 days. I had the 3rd ESI last week, and oddly it is not messing with my head right now... (knock on wood)
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Just quit my job, and feeling like an absolute failure. Want to just drown in alcohol and not think. Been 3 weeks since my last drink because things were going well.
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3 weeks is great. Let's make it more ladyshadow
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Just quit my job, and feeling like an absolute failure. Want to just drown in alcohol and not think. Been 3 weeks since my last drink because things were going well.
I'm sorry you feel like a failure for quitting your job, but I'm sure there must have been a good reason. Perhaps I'm wrong, but drinking would only make you feel worse about yourself. I know...I know...Easier said than done. If it's any consolation, I (& perhaps many of us) have been in your shoes before. It's not a comfortable place, but you don't have to lose your sobriety over it. Feel better...
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I just celebrated 8 months clean this week. I wouldíve had 2 years this month, but had a 5 day relapse back in May. At that point I put myself back into treatment and today feel stronger than ever in my recovery.

I stay a little bit scared though because I know that addict in me is strong and wants nothing more than to destroy me. Iíve been staying motivated and focused by going to 2-3 meetings a week. I go to the ones at my treatment center. They are a bit different than 12 step program, but they work great for me. I also go to counseling, exercise, hang out with positive people and have created a great routine in life.

So overall today I am doing really well. Iím happy to be back on the forum and hope to talk to you all.
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Emgreen, I too, had major abdominal surgery at the end of November. A 10" long incision from my breast bone to the top of my pubis! I can't imagine going home without giant pain meds!! Yes, like you, I had to have the big guns as far as pain relievers for my 5 days in the hospital. Once I went home I took the oxycodone as directed but under the supervision of my spouse. I haven't had anything stronger than Advil for over a month now and I'm ok.

I'm well practiced at playing the tape through, I never want to go back to where I was! I will always fiercely protect my sobriety!! But since they went traipsing all through my guts removing various parts and lymph nodes I had to go home with adequate pain relief or that could have triggered drug seeking behavior for me.
For the record, I wrote notz a PM. Her surgery was far more serious than my own. Let's all wish her a speedy recovery.
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Just quit my job, and feeling like an absolute failure. Want to just drown in alcohol and not think. Been 3 weeks since my last drink because things were going well.
Youíre definitely not a failure. Quitting a job can bringing up many different emotions. Some emotions are not so fun to deal with. When I think of using and just wanting to not think I play things forward in my mind. How things would end up if I did use..etc. Typically the end result is worse than where I was at to begin with. I hope you hang in there. 3 weeks is awesome!!
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Emgreen, it is I who owes an apology! I think you did the right thing for you just as I did the right thing for me. I should have been more clear. I was trying to point out that sometimes you have to take prescribed pain meds because not to could be dangerous, as in cause drug seeking behavior. I wasn't meaning to disparage you or your recovery, I'm sorry.
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