The doctor

I’m on Day One again. But this time, I’m trying something different. I’ve just been to the doctor, and for the first time ever, I’ve been honest about what’s been going on. She was kind. As a medic, she immediately said I wasn’t physically dependent because I’ve been able to give up for several weeks at a time without being ill, but I was probably psychologically dependent. I reckon there’s a hair’s breadth between these two states. I’m having a full set of blood tests early next week, and am then seeing her again.

She asked me what I wanted to do. I said I want to stop drinking.

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22 thoughts on “The doctor”

  1. Well done for taking the next step Annie. That was so brave of you. Sending you a big virtual hug. I will be thinking of you. A xx

  2. Forgot to say, I am on day 3 today. Trying to get my head around it again. Maybe we can do this together? Good luck Annie, you CAN do it. A x

  3. Yea! You must feel as though a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders..now you have an ally in person and all of us online….good luck and stay with it!

  4. good news for you ! My drinking was just a bad habit . . .(i did not have physical withdrawal) so . .i do still make myself a few mixed drinks every night but it doesn’t include the vodka . . i found that having flavored seltzers with raspberry/cranberry or v-8 splash was a refreshing alternative and has helped me enormously . .going on 65 days. I went to AA once but didn’t care for it . .but it is great to know they are there, should I need support . . . .

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