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G'day @StuckinLA glad to see that you're still around and read that you are going so well. I'm going okay other than the drinking which has been pretty full on for the last couple of years now. I stopped taking baclofen when I started choosing to drink after my family broke up,it's been over 2 years now. I am trying to drink less, but being by myself a lot is counter-productive. It's too easy to grab a beer, and then another ad infinitum. I still have baclofen here and I'm sure my GP will prescribe it again, it's just a matter of getting started. I'm sure that there is plenty of lurkers, but sad to see not many contributors. I noticed my post had 15 views when I checked this morning. It's sad to hear that @Ne1 hasn't been around, I remember and contributed to the start up for this website, there were high hopes. I will continue to check in as much as possible, especially if I start taking bac again 😁 Take care and I hope to catch you again soon.
Hi @Jetsman32. Working from home sounds pretty good. And congratulations to your son, that's awesome! What an adventure and exciting opportunity.
Not much new here. Been trying to work as much as I can on things, and trying to find jobs, while finishing up the last couple weeks of the current class I'm teaching. Things are ok, not great but ok. Will be much better when the employment situation resolves itself.
Not sure how many more years I'm going to put myself through this before trying for a career change.
Hey @Stevo how are things? Wish I could say the community is active here, but we're pretty stop-and-start lately.
I check fairly regularly but post only occasionally. Not sure how many people are reading or lurking. But would love for you to join us
Been a while since I have been here and I haven't been taking baclofen for a couple of years. Some people may recall me from MyWayOut, just wondering if there is still a supportive community here. I have been drinking quite a bit since stopping baclofen and am thinking about going back on it.
Hope to find that there is an active community here.
Hi all. Glad to see the site is back up and running but sorry to hear that nobody has heard from NE1. Hopefully she is ok. @StuckinLA congratulations! 17 months is a BIG deal. Things here are going well. I'm down from 310 per day to 30. Great work Molly on your taper as well. For some reason though, I am not having alcohol cravings even with the very low dose. I'm not complaining at all but am praying that this will continue! Still trying to adjust to the changes at home. In December I started a full time job working from home for a company in Boston. At times I love it and other times I feel depressed and lonely. However, it has been positive because my wife is really starting to kick her career into high gear. Up until a year ago she had been a stay at home mom. She is now a retail manager and really enjoys it. It works out well that I work from home because my wife often has to close at night- usually 2-3 times per week. It's funny because we've totally switched roles. I'm now the one driving our daughters to school, brushing hair and doing the majority of the housework. Although I do get lonely at home during the day, this job has truly been a blessing. Major focus of mine right now is to try to make myself a better person and get rid of bad habits, behaviors and thought patterns. I'm doing this because I want to get the negativity out of my life and also to help with my anxiety which is typically at it's worst when I wake up in the morning. Last weekend I picked up the book Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins. Really enjoying it so far. On another note, very proud of my son who turns 17 next month. He goes to a private residential STEM high school and every summer juniors that are becoming seniors are required to do a 6 week research project by working onsite with professionals. My son hit the jackpot and was selected to go to Germany to do cancer research. He want's to be a doctor so this is an amazing opportunity for him. He has also been in touch with the host family he will be living with and they have weekend trips all planned out including going to Paris (and others) and visiting castles. Anyway- glad to see the site is back, it had me worried for awhile. Hope everyone has a great rest of May- I can't believe we are almost at the halfway point of the year. Where does the time go?!
Congrats on your retirement, @Molly78. Enjoy your time at the gym and yoga, and so happy to hear you feel relieved in the mornings - must be such a wonderful switch from the grind of work!
No news here, will let y'all know if I find a job.
And happy Mothers' Day to all the moms and those with moms and basically just everyone
Hi everyone. I haven't posted for a while, good to catch up with all of you above.
I am down to 80 mg bac from 200 mg, don't feel any different - I have the odd drink but it's habit really, it doesn't produce any positive feelings & if I push it & have another one I just feel dopy & demotivated. So something in my brain has changed, maybe permanently? Not sure whether to go down any further at the moment as some lifestyle changes are happening - I have retired from work. Although I was only paid to work 2 days a week I actually worked 3 days most weeks. Even so, it's amazing how much mental energy work demanded of me & I feel a real sense of relief when I wake up in the morning.
I have signed up for yoga & pilates at the gym & like @MJMI am trying to do 30 mins on the exercise bike 4 times a week. I think bac has weakened my core muscles & I really need to work on them to stop my back problem progressing. Maybe too little too late but the sense of achievement is nice.