SRS 15 years sober today!!

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  1. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Wow, can't believe it's been that long but 11/29/1994 I walked into the rooms of AA for the very first time. I actually had my last drink on 11/16 but I claim 11/29 as my sobriety b-day because that's the actual day I started learning how to live a sober life. The in between time I considered myself an untreated alcoholic.

    Celebrated by spending all Thanksgiving weekend with my family, buying a HUGE 55" LED LCD TV, and going to an Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball game with some really good friends. Now I'm going to close out the evening with some videogames.

    It's been an interesting and long journey and I must thank those of you in R2R. You've helped me stay sober more than you know and I'll always be grateful for your support and encouragement.

    As many of you know, back in May I almost drank again and posted a thread about it. Everyone that posted in that thread and/or sent a PM or just prayed helped me stay sober. I wouldn't have made it without you all and the words "thank you" seems so insignificant for the gratitude I have in my heart.

    People may laugh and say this is just OT and nothing should be taken seriously here but I don't agree. In some of these subforums, there are some wise, caring, loving and supportive people that will reach out when one is in need.

    I'm truly humbled by your support and kindness and I honestly can't thank you enough. :hug:
     
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    congrats! :hug:
     
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    Congrats!
     
  4. BIGHORSENUTS

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    congrats!
     
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    hooray for the 12 steps!
     
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    First of all : Congratulations!

    That time must have been a pretty hard time...
    Personally, I can not stay sober for langer than 1 or 2 moths. So I just want to appreciate your stamnia ;)

    Keep going !
     
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    Shapedoctor Omnivore, & Author of the Shapedoctor Manifesto

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  8. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Thanks everyone.

    Oceandiver...hang in there...seriously the program does work but sometimes people have a more difficult time getting traction.
     
  9. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    Wow! That is great!
     
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    You ever go by southside serenity very often?
     
  11. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Not very often as in...not at all. :rofl:

    I've been to meetings all over the city but never that one.
     
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    that's awesome. congrats dood
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    Congratulations, keep it goin!
     
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    congrats. i cant even imagine having a year. :hsd:
     
  17. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    When I was new, I was amazed at people that had 5+ years. I was so amazed that I was even pissed at them because I didn't have 5 years of sobriety. I know....it sounds silly but that's where I was.:o

    It was hard going at times but you know, the program really does work but I've been really surprised at how I can lie to myself.....I'm seriously a master of it.

    All I can say is thank God for AA because it saved my life.
     
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    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Lucky Penny

    Lucky Penny Mr. cut me some slack cause I don't wanna go back,

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    I'm really proud of you Cootie <3 Your sobriety means a lot to me and I love that it's brought you here with us. Congratulations my friend :h5:

    lovelovelovelovelovelovelovelovelove

    :love:
     
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    What an amazing accomplishment!
     
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    congrats on 15 years. I am coming up on 5 years and it is the best thing I have ever done.
     
  23. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Aww thanks LP!! I don't care if you have a b/f...I totally want to :cuddle:you. :)

    You always say such sweet things and I'm really glad you're here also.:love:

    I kind of forgot about this thread. :o Thanks for all the kind words everyone.
     

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