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after treatment blues/recovering alchoholic

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katabo
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Joined: May 2002

has any one ever felt an emotional wreck after all is said and done ?...i did not show or allow myself to feel much emotion over my diagnosis as i was incarcerated for a felony dui when the cancer was found. i was even offered an early release to find no family available. i stayed in and had my treatment while incarcerated. i came out after chemo and rad was finished to a sober life and changed habits and changed diet well now that im off all the medication im an emotional basket case....im attending a support group daily for my alchohalism, but find myself wanting to feel sorry for me for having cancer AND THE "WHAT IF IT COMES BACK" also my energy level is not returning as quickly as id like.. i get tired after a 6 hour day....i take the bus because i have no licence even sold my car as to not be illegally driving (could not even register tags)...it's been rough taking the bus to and from dr's and mtgs. i get so tired i just want to cry.
if anyone has had similiar struggles with sobriety and cancer send me a msg or post.
thankyou kathy

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hummingbyrd
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Joined: Sep 2002

Dear Kathy, I don't exactly know what to say. The only thing that comes to mind is that once you accept Christ as your Savior your past is wiped clean. As u know your alcoholism will be a daily battle, one u have to give over to God EVERY day when u wake up. Try not to waste your time on the what if's, we are only promised today and that's how we survive, one day at a time. That's all ANYBODY is promised, the only difference is we know it because we've come face to face with death. But guess what, u looked death right in the eye and by the grace of God you beat it! What's there to fear now? Do u work, stay busy w/ friends? Go to church, have a hobby? That's what I find most helpful, second only to prayer, stay busy, and when Satan comes tapping u on the shoulder feeding u garbage, tell him "in the name of the Lord, take a hike, I got better things to do than listen to your junk!" then ask God what do u want me to do w/ my life to glorify You Lord. Trust me a door will open. God bless, hummingbyrd.

You may like my web site and want to build your own or link to mine. I'm interested in getting links to other winners i.e. conquering alcohol through Christ for example take a look type in the ADDRESS bar type:
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katabo
Posts: 63
Joined: May 2002

thankyou i will check out the address hugs to you,,,kathy

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katabo
Posts: 63
Joined: May 2002

thankyou i will check out the address hugs to you,,,kathy

24242
Posts: 1417
Joined: Mar 2001

Hang in there Kathy, it does get a whole pile better. I clung to my smoking and drinking and soon found that I enjoy feeling well and those two habits contribute to my ill health. I am so thankful I got my drinking under control by my dx or I might of drowned all my sorrows away.
Kathy we have to be comfortable with ourselves and very accepting of all that we are after all the treatments are done. Your energy will come back slowly, take good care of yourself and don't be too hard on yourself either. Nurturing our souls is the best that we can do, to really move on past it all.
Be good to yourself,
Tara

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