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goldminer
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Jan 4th, 2017 09:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"It's times like these when I thank God for unanswered prayers. Fame is a kind of prison and I'm glad I missed that bullit."

(I saw this from one of FDP's esteemed members and thought I'd post it here to give this thread a bump.)

Wow! Ain't that the troof! I had a goal as a mid-teenager: Become a rock star, live the life!! Well, although I played that stratocaster until my fingers bled, I found I just didn't seem to have "it". So, off to college for two degrees in geology and a long and enjoyable career that has given me a chance to live and work internationally and in a large chunk of the US. Looking back, I have been most fortunate.

A few years back, I was walking across the desert in Mexico, my backpack full of rock samples. It was hot, I was alone with the crows and coyotes, and I stopped to catch my breath. All of a sudden, the thought came to me that, "I'm a freaking ROCK STAR!!" God answered my prayers; gave me what I needed, not what I wanted.

As an alcoholic, 17 years sober, I know that had I gotten what I wanted, the life-style would have killed me long, long ago.

HP knows what's best for me. There's a reason why he's not called Santa Claus. It's up to me to use what I'm given.

All the best to all of you for another day sober.

JAFO
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Jan 4th, 2017 10:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Been 5 years + alcohol free for me. I don't know the exact date I quit. Man, how time flies! I rarely think it anymore. Being clean has defilitely made my life and my marriage better.

Now, if I could just kick my heroin habit.......just kidding folks!

(This message was last edited by JAFO at 02:30 PM, Jan 4th, 2017)

BlondeStrat
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Jan 4th, 2017 06:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Been three years for me now. Last drink was on a day between Christmas and New Years in 2013 .... not that it matters which one. It was the day I came face to face with the fact that I had seen enough, I guess it was that *Clarity* folks talk about.

Still hoping to see the day when my Son will clean up.

Funny how folks want to *Fix* their miserable life and they talk about doing every thing you can imagine except stopping the alcohol. :(



Dolemite

What It Was!

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Jan 4th, 2017 08:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's cause it ain't a drinking problem; it's a thinking problem.

"Son, pull your head off and throw it as far as you can, your brain is trying to kill you." - my late sponsor Harry J

hushnel
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Jan 7th, 2017 06:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey Goldminer, I recognize that statement "o)

Coincidentally it was 22 years ago today that I had my last drink.

Tony Salieri

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Jan 7th, 2017 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just want to say hi, and offer a congrats to all.

goldminer
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Jan 7th, 2017 11:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Happy birthday, Hushnel. Keep comin' back. ;)

The comments above remind to be grateful that I today I can laugh again; that I can see that my "best thinking" with regards to alcohol (etc) was, indeed, trying to kill me; that it IS possible to get sober, stay sober AND be(come) happy; and, that I'm not a unique snowflake and the only one on the planet that just couldn't seem to figure out how to do this drinking thing right.

Thanks, folks!

Dolemite

What It Was!

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Mar 15th, 2017 07:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Howdy fellow loonies! 13 years as of March 4th. Forgot to check in.

Love and respect to the old timers and newcomers. As long as I stay among you guys, I'm as safe as it can get.

It works.


mirrorboy

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Mar 16th, 2017 06:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This thread is a winner.

Much respect to Rick for starting it. Must have freed many from misery.

hushnel
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Mar 16th, 2017 08:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah Rick, congratulations brother.
My first post on the FDP was in a thread a guy was asking what to do about an alcoholic band mate, and expressed or rather leaked out that he may be having some of the same problems.

That was a long time ago, Everyday since Jan. 1995 has been better than it would have been if I hadn't stopped. I certainly wouldn't be were I am today, which is far grander than I would or could of imagined.

The anniversary date of my journy to sainity often goes un-noticed. Living life responsibly is a joy, and beneficial in ways that would have seemed counter intuitive back in the dark days.

Dolemite

What It Was!

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Sep 19th, 2017 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Stopping by for another check-up from the neck-up. How y'all?

BlondeStrat
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Sep 19th, 2017 12:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good here under my roof.

My Son though is still duking it out with himself.

Looks like he is finally going to agree to sign over his parental rights to his 3 year old Son (my Grandson, Mason).

Mason will have a much better place to grow up with his Mother and her new Husband. I have not met the man, but he is a Marine, Fire Fighter and EMT. From all I can tell a very good Man.

My Son (with is substantial baggage) being completely out of the way will IMO serve to provide an much healthier environment for Mason.

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 02:22 PM, Sep 19th, 2017)

Dolemite

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Sep 19th, 2017 12:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Glad to hear you're doing well Larry. Best of luck to the boys. Both!

hushnel
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Sep 19th, 2017 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep, everything is good here, still picking up branches from Irma, "o) and glad to have branches to pick up.

Playing the greatest tunes of the last few generations tonight at rehersal with my group and on the occasional Saturday evenings sitting in with a bunch of locals playing Old Time Music and Bluegrass, kind-a-new to be but I have been listening to it since I first heard Doug Kershaw and Doc Watson. Probably has something to do with Ellie Mae's soundtrack "o)

goldminer
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Sep 21st, 2017 04:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Life is good. It is freakin' great when we're sober!

Company bought me out after 30 years at the end of January; a great deal. Scary at first but so far I've been having a blast.

Mom died this past Monday. It was not unexpected but sad to see her go. I am grateful that she left behind a sober son, grateful to have been there for her, and damned grateful for a great Mom!

I can't remember the last time I thought seriously about taking a drink, thanks to all of you and HP.

Thanks for giving this thread a kickstart, Rick. I needed to see it today.

(This message was last edited by goldminer at 07:16 AM, Sep 22nd, 2017)

Charlie Macon
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Sep 21st, 2017 05:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

May your Mom Rest in Peace, goldminer. All the best to you.

Dolemite

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Sep 21st, 2017 09:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sorry for your loss Pat. No telling where I would have been when mine passed if I was loaded. Held her hand when she went. Glad you're doing as well as can be bro.

goldminer
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Sep 22nd, 2017 05:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the kind words, guys. Mom was special; "St. Ginger" to those who knew her. She would always pay you a compliment and there was no question that she was 100% sincere. Sad for all of us left behind but she had told me that she "was ready" and, as she was a woman of strong faith, I believed her.

Twenty years ago I would not have gotten drunk/high over Mom's death because I would have already been drunk/high when I got the news. And, I would have stayed that way because that's just what I did. But there came a time due to a power greater than me that I was able to tell you guys/gals that I have a problem and I don't know what to do. You told me that it sounded like the same problem you had and, that if I wanted, you'd show me how and why it's not a problem for you anymore. 'If it worked for me, I *know* it'll work for you', you said. It was a relief to find I didn't have to get sober forever, I just needed to stay sober today. If I liked the results, I could try the same thing tomorrow. So far, so good.

All the best guys. We gotta stick together because we're all in this together and we're really all we've got.

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Sep 22nd, 2017 05:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good on you guys that have overcome. I never was one to overindulge myself but I've seen the lives of so many friends & family ruined. To go there and come back is an admirable achievement!

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