I'm 76 and I've had a problem with alcohol for years. I drank to dull the pain of an unhappy marriage, but hadn't the courage to face divorce. Now I'm living on my own, my husband was recently admitted to a care home with advanced Alzheimers, and I know it's now or never. I long to be free of the misery and guilt brought on by drinking two bottles of wine every night, how disgusting it makes me feel, I'm ashamed to look in the mirror. My life's totally unmanageable with alcohol, I long to be free of it. For years I thought I was the life and soul of every party, how wrong I was!
I decided to stop drinking after Christmas, but then why wait? Why ruin another Christmas and New Year when I can make the decision to stop now. I know it will be hard, I just have to remind myself how dreadful the alternative is, the damage to my health (my poor liver!) and the worry and unhappiness my drinking will cause my son.
So here I am on the morning of my first sober day for a very long time. I woul welcome any advice from those of you further down the road of recovery, I need all the help I can get. Xx
My father was recently in hospital, and was on meds to reduce the effects of alcohol withdrawal. They seemed to be a mild sedative. He was released a day ago, and he is still full of this medication. He is not independent at all as a result, and I have had to assist him with walking and basic using items. I was hoping someone had an idea what kind of drug this was, and how long the effects last?...
For those who don’t know me - I had a bad mandible injury and ended up having most of my left jaw removed, so I have excruciating facial nerve pain and basically no gum ridge. My cheek has been excised inside for grafting, so my cheek is basically fused to the floor of my mouth on the left. Oral lidocaine gels and creams have been a disaster, because they don’t stay and slip into my throat...