Friday, February 4, 2011

Upsetting News

I got some upsetting health news today. I have to have a surgery that is going to take me out of work for at least 2 weeks (but could be up to 6 weeks). I just started this job 4 months ago so the leave time is definitely not there. 
My mother-in-law is here and she prayed over me this morning before I went to the Dr. 
After I left the office I called my husband to tell him and then just went for a drive. This is the first major news that I have gotten where alcohol wasn't something I could turn to. I decided to go for a long drive. I'm struggling, but I am glad I am sober. 8 months ago I would have come home and drank all day taking turns between drinking and sleeping. Then.. I would have woken up and still have had to face the reality of surgery. 
Being sober is a gift. 


  1. Wow. I wish you the best. I am new to this blog but will surely be coming back. Hang in there. Those days are tough. I am newly sober also...and believe me, when you mentioned your routine of drinking, sleeping, drinking then waking up to face reality...I think we've all been there. It's horrible. I think part of why we keep drinking is to stop that voice that tells us "when you sober up you'll have to deal with this anyway". Please don't end up a blogging graveyard. We need more people out here like you. I am glad I found your blog!

  2. Sorry to hear about this. You are right though, in the past your drinking would have just made things worse. It is funny the way things work out; sometimes good results can come out of the things that seem the most negative in the beginning - I know that probably sounds corny. I hope everything goes well with your surgery and that the missing time from work isn’t too much of an issue.

  3. I'm new to your blog as well so Hello.
    I was in a car accident early in my recovery so understand the fear of life changes and another recovery to deal with but God slowed me down for a reason ;)
    He knows what is in store for us!