5 years today!

  1. Today is my 5 year sober birthday!!!!

    never in my wildest dreams would i have ever thought i could be sober 5 years.

    if you are struggling with addiction...don't give up!! you wont believe the wonderful life out there waiting for you!!!
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    About southernbeegirl

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    Nurse Manager/Infection Control
    Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in Rehab and LTC

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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from southernbeegirl
    Today is my 5 year sober birthday!!!!

    never in my wildest dreams would i have ever thought i could be sober 5 years.

    if you are struggling with addiction...don't give up!! you wont believe the wonderful life out there waiting for you!!!
    WOOOOOOOOOT!!!

    Congratulations, and God bless you!!

    "Keep coming back, it works"
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Congratulations
  5. by   suzy253
    Congratulations!! Well done!!
  6. by   NeedchangeofPace
    Congratulations!!!!!
    Did you know thats 1825 days..
    or 43,800 hours or..
    2,628,000 minutes or..
    157,680,000,000 seconds or
    All day today?? did ya know that??

    Mark
  7. by   Magsulfate
    yay!!!
  8. by   sissiesmama
    Congrats!!!! That is WONDERFUL! God willing, I will celebrate 10 years in August, and I never thought I would live to see that! I'm proud for you!

    Anne
  9. by   southernbeegirl
    Quote from NeedchangeofPace
    Congratulations!!!!!
    Did you know thats 1825 days..
    or 43,800 hours or..
    2,628,000 minutes or..
    157,680,000,000 seconds or
    All day today?? did ya know that??

    Mark
    hahahahha! i didnt know any of that but just wait till i tell my husband. his "engineer" mind is always telling me crap like that. he'll be so proud when i tell him those stats, lol.
  10. by   southernbeegirl
    ty ty ty everyone for all my grats!

    i know it's true i just cant believe it still. ME! sober for 5 years!

    know how i'm celebrating? lol, i'm going back to my nurse support group i went to when under contract with TNPAP. ive been wallowing in my own self loathing and finally realized (thanks to my wonderful drug/alcohol counselor of a husband) that i need to get back in my group and share.

    now matter how sober we get....that self esteem problem still rears it's ugly head at times, huh?

    the good thing is this time i didnt turn to drugs to cover the feelings. oh sure, i wallowed in them for a long time, lol..but i didnt get high dammit! but if i dont do something to get out of myself, who knows what i would do?

    does anyone else suffer with this even in recovery too?
  11. by   NeedchangeofPace
    Quote from southernbeegirl

    now matter how sober we get....that self esteem problem still rears it's ugly head at times

    does anyone else suffer with this even in recovery too?
    Every Day......

    Mark
  12. by   southernbeegirl
    Quote from NeedchangeofPace
    Every Day......

    Mark
    thanks mark...me too. i suffer with it daily too. i wish i could look in the mirror and see what others see. what i see is a disgustingly fat woman. i am sooooooo prejudiced against fat women because i see in them what i hate in myself.

    i'm still that little 8 yr old girl that had her first dance recital with her 6 yr old sister. i'm still that little girl that was yelled at all the way home by mom because she was "embarrased for being the mother of the two little fat girls".

    ive made peace with my mom and everything but im still that little girl.

    how do i help her grow up???
  13. by   rninmi
    CONGRATS, CONGRATS, CONGRATS!!! LIFE IF BETTER CLEAN! 5YRS, THAT'S AWESOME....THANK GOD AND GO GIVE IT AWAY!!
  14. by   jackstem
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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