Another month down - page 3

Hi, So, as of today, I have been sober for 7 months. I have been in my monitoring program 3 months (participation wise) and 1 month 2 weeks since I signed my recovery monitoring contract.... Read More

  1. Visit  wish_me_luck profile page
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    So, I think I have mentioned on here a time or two that I have been doing a lot of arts and crafts to help me cope. I love arts/crafts and music. I made a board that I am counting down the months until I am done with my monitoring program (HPMP). It's on the back of my bedroom door. The plan is to create something to add to the back of my door each month (a decorative plaque with a quote or some little art thing) and have a nice little "inspiration" wall or whatever you want to call it.

    I will attach a picture of my progress with this project each month. The picture I am attaching is of my "countdown board". I am at 55 months left, I should have 54 months left at the beginning of February.

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    Enjoy. If you like arts and crafts and have made something like this or will make something like this, feel free to share.
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  2. Visit  TXRN2 profile page
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    i think that is a fabulous idea!!!- great diversion (!!!!hahaha), great inspiration, great use of your creativeness!!! please keep us posted!!
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  3. Visit  wish_me_luck profile page
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    Thanks! I told myself that I would try and make these years some of the best years of my life--either through bettering myself, helping others, etc. I am trying to really soak in the experience and try and stay positive! It's hard sometimes, but that's the aim.
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  4. Visit  wish_me_luck profile page
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    So, 54 months left...actually soon, it will be 53 months. For month 54, I made half a tree...the tree will eventually be completed. I have become slightly busy in my volunteering, small job, grad school application, and nursing job search to complete it this month. I did, however, make a drawing that I will share for month 53, when it comes time. Enjoy!

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  5. Visit  MichelleRN34 profile page
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    Quote from wish_me_luck
    So, 54 months left...actually soon, it will be 53 months. For month 54, I made half a tree...the tree will eventually be completed. I have become slightly busy in my volunteering, small job, grad school application, and nursing job search to complete it this month. I did, however, make a drawing that I will share for month 53, when it comes time. Enjoy!

    <img src="http://allnurses.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12365"/>
    Yay..I have eight months left
  6. Visit  wish_me_luck profile page
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    So, I am a little behind on my picture/countdown updating; but, I thought I would post, anyway.

    I have been in HPMP for 8 months.
    I have a year sobriety.

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  7. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! WOO-HOOOOOOO!!!
  8. Visit  MichelleRN34 profile page
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    Yayy....I have 7 months left.....had a bad dream last night. I signed on for my daily check in and it said disqualified .....woke up scared.... I dont mind taking random drug screens...I can not wait until I am done with this program...anyone else have these type of dreams?
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  9. Visit  HunnieBadger profile page
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    That's great for both of you!! Michelle I do all the time, I always have that feeling like I'm missing something. I went to my first aftercare last week and that has me more on alert than ever! So many of them started in the AP and then kicked out for various reasons or even denied reinstatement, NCBON is tough!
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  10. Visit  MichelleRN34 profile page
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    I stay nervous im gonna mess up in some way shape or form....Scared of losing my job...scared of losing my life again....I fell really hard when i lost my license...I lost almost everything.
  11. Visit  HunnieBadger profile page
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    Being vigilant is good, you're doing great and from what I can gather you're doing a great job of putting things back together. This is surely a painful lesson, I don't think many of us will ever forget. But at least we are putting our lives and careers back in working order! Keep up the good work!
  12. Visit  jmo1231 profile page
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    I sometimes have dreams or nightmares of forgetting to check in at the lab for testing ect . I think it's all part of the program out fears and worst nightmares coming true. It makes me realize how much I value my life and my nursing career and nursing license! I never realized before all this mess how much I had accomplished in life until I lost it! I never want to lose it again! I never thought I would take anything so seriously but I take this monitoring program very serious . I am proud of myself for the work I put it int the past few years. I have 2 years left and will be glad when it's over but also grateful for it! I am so proud of all you folks on here as well who are doing the same. These programs are not easy and not everyone can finish ! It's alot on top of the normal life stressors and I think everyone deserves accolades when finished these monitoring programs.
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  13. Visit  wish_me_luck profile page
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    As of today 51 months left. Almost 1 year and 1 month sobriety.
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