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by Glynn
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: 6 days sober
Replies: 45
Views: 11164

Re: 6 days sober

Hi Rob Fantastic that you could talk to your wife like that. The morning after my last drink, up to today, I sat on our bed crying and told my wife that I didn't know what to do any more. I needed help. Her reaction was to take me to the Doctor and I decided that I would ring AA again. (Yes, I had c...
by Glynn
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: ADHD Medication and Sobriety
Replies: 30
Views: 14703

Re: ADHD Medication and Sobriety

I have found that I can become addicted to anything. I was eating twenty apples a day, (always in threes), I was eating fishermen's friends (lozenges) by the box (24 packets) and I am a collector & researcher. A fellow AA is interested in Eric Clapton and he has more stuff on Eric Clapton and probab...
by Glynn
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: My Mother has just phoned me and left a message...
Replies: 43
Views: 7154

Re: My Mother has just phoned me and left a message...

Praying for people really helped me. I hope it works for you too Ken, if you try it.

Glynn
:wink:
by Glynn
Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Physical illness from alcohol
Replies: 13
Views: 2635

Re: Physical illness from alcohol

It gets better Walrus. The best advice I can give to you is to eat what you fancy and drink lots of sweet drinks. I used to take most of my calories in alcohol and I could often go a while without eating, now, I try to eat and take in lots of liquid. Water is good for you, if you fill up on water yo...
by Glynn
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Service
Topic: Letting go of a Meeting/Group
Replies: 12
Views: 7217

Re: Letting go of a Meeting/Group

Hi A few suggestions: No meeting ought to have one person doing everything, why not have a conscience meeting and ask for others to fill the posts that are available and try to enforce the point that it isn't right to have the chair and treasurer as the same person. Unless you are in the wilds, back...
by Glynn
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Physical illness from alcohol
Replies: 13
Views: 2635

Re: Physical illness from alcohol

Steven, you talk a lot of sense. When I read Judy's post, I immediately thought, "Yes, why don't we talk about that?", making a mental note to discuss this at the next conscience meeting. Steven brought me back down to earth. Our primary purpose, as I understand it, is about today, not yesterday and...
by Glynn
Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: spouse recovery and return
Replies: 27
Views: 5817

Re: spouse recovery and return

Hi 3B Have you shared this at meetings or with your sponsor? I haven't been there, so I can't tell you my experiences, but I do know that if I share any problem and keep sharing it till I get sick of hearing my whining, winging voice, it gets sorted. For some reason, all of my problems get sorted by...
by Glynn
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Whats the good word for the day // Sloganfest
Replies: 38
Views: 16467

Re: Whats the good word for the day // Sloganfest

A very good friend said once- "Fear knocked at the door Faith answered There was no-one there." It took me a while to figure it out, but it makes a hell of a lot of sense to me now! Another one is something I TRY to think before I speak, trouble is, I don't always do it - "Does it need to be said? D...
by Glynn
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: Choosing whether to drink or not . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 6747

Re: Choosing whether to drink or not . . .

I don't know if I have got hold of the wrong end of the stick or if I need to get my dictionary out again, but, today I can drink if I want to, but thanks to the programme of AA, I don't want to. That, to me, is a choice that I have, same as I can choose to hit my thumb with a hammer if I want, but ...
by Glynn
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Yesterday's meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 2401

Re: Yesterday's meeting

Hi all We had a bloke in a meeting last week, who was drunk and kept butting in etc last week, we accepted him, calmly spoke to him and this week he came back sober and clean. It was fantastic to see him back, but if we had reacted differently to his drunken outbursts, he would probably not have com...
by Glynn
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Men talking to women at meetings
Replies: 54
Views: 27805

Re: Men talking to women at meetings

This is an area that is very close to my own heart. I am a man and I talk to anyone and everyone, I hug anyone and everyone if they are comfortable with physical contact and I am very happy to help anyone too. The problem is that not everyone out there is as they seem. I am now a little more guarded...
by Glynn
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sunday is going to be my hard day..
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Re: Sunday is going to be my hard day..

Well done for surviving that "dreaded day". As someone tells us in meetings, they all have twenty-four hours, none less and none more. If I find myself struggling at all, not drinking wise, but thinking wise, I get myself to the 'phone and have a chat to a fellow recovering alcoholic and I try to ge...
by Glynn
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Slips
Replies: 39
Views: 7835

Re: Slips

Ann, well done for looking on the positive side, that is what AA has taught me to try to do. It has also taught me to understand that, actually, I can't change history, now that IS a revelation! If the pipes burst, I can't change that, all I can do, is make the most of the situation, get it sorted a...
by Glynn
Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: spouse recovery and return
Replies: 27
Views: 5817

Re: spouse recovery and return

Hi 3Bills Great to hear that you have a year, fantastic. I can only suggest to you, what I have been told; you can only deal with yourself, just make sure you are safe and what ever you do, don't pick up that first drink. The suggestions from others seem to have said it all, Alanon is for families o...
by Glynn
Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Seasons Greetings.
Replies: 17
Views: 3106

Re: Seasons Greetings.

Indeed, I hope you all had a great Christmas, we had a bit of the white stuff laying around still and a walk on the beach with frost and some snow still laying about was very bracing! Here's hoping you also have a Happy New Year and enjoy being a part of instead of being apart from everything. :D Gl...