Nine years
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by Ainsobriety
2M ago
Yesterday was nine years since I quit drinking. This is one decision I never revisit. There is absolutely nothing in my life that could be Improved with booze Nine years of continuous sobriety, living life with open eyes and a full heart. Nine years full of moments of deep beauty and some deep pain. I am thankful for both. This blog gives me a glimpse back into those years. I am grateful for everyone who encouraged me to continue writing, and for those who write themselves. Together we change the world. I hope(plan) to be here for 10 next year, with little Milo laying beside me. Stillness and ..read more
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It has been Too long
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by Ainsobriety
4M ago
I can’t believe I haven’t written since may. My life really isn’t that exciting, lol. Milo made it through his surgery and is still recovering. His liver didn’t “kick in” as we had hoped, and he is still on a special diet and kind of delicate. I fine with that. I cook his food and it’s all easy. He is a bright fluff ball and the kids and I dote on him. All 6 lbs of him! My daughter is getting through grade 12. She is thinking about next years and looking forward. This makes my life so much simpler. My son stayed here and went to our college. He is playing Valorant for the e sports team and is ..read more
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An inspiration ✨️
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by Ainsobriety
4M ago
It’s not lot to me that most folks go looking for sobriety blogs when they’re either feeling like shit or hopeless. When you’re in this frame of mind… an inspiration ..read more
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Milo update
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by Ainsobriety
9M ago
I’m writing from my hotel room in Saskatoon. Milo and I flew here last week for him to have surgery on his liver shunt. The surgery was on Thursday and he was supposed to come home today, but there were complications. Hopefully he’s released tomorrow. today was very scary. It started with the concern he would need a second surgery! A scan showed he didn’t…but the waiting for the results really freaked me out and all I could think was of the worst case. This has been tiring and stressful. Being alone in the hotel makes me feel lonely. I went out and had a pedicure yesterday and chatted with a g ..read more
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Puppy drama
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by Ainsobriety
11M ago
Milo, very scraggly, in Anne’s arms I love Milo. He loves me. He follows me everywhere. He misses me when I leave the house. It is amazing to see such devotion. I understand why people love their dogs so much. Milo has a liver shunt. It is not a good thing. It means that there is a blood vessel (or many) bypassing his liver. When this happens the liver cannot detoxify the blood and then waste products, mainly ammonia, build up. In hindsight I can see that this has been the source of all his medical issues. He had been having hepatic encephalopathy. His body was being poisoned because his liver ..read more
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Optimism
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by Ainsobriety
1y ago
I have psoriatic arthritis. I have had joint pain and swelling for years. I was diagnosed with palindromic rheumatism years ago, but chose not to treat it as I didn’t really believe it, it wasn’t that significant, and I was still drinking and the drugs would be hard on the liver. So, of course I chose booze over health. Last year I developed psoriasis. When my dr saw it he connected the two and sent me to a dermatologist and rheumatologist. The derm also noted my Achilles pain, that I have tried to Physio away for a couple years, is a symptom. He made the diagnosis and prescribed methotrexate ..read more
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Word of the year 2022 – Integration
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by Ainsobriety
1y ago
It is already past New Years and I Have not come up with my word for 2022. I have though about it a lot. I considered fleeting, as in, everything that feels so heavy and unending is really fleeting in the long run. I like it, but it is not quite it. I then considered crucible. My daughter is reading Arthur Millers play, the crucible, a play I loved at university. I like it too. A crucible is a hard test. A challenge. Hmm. I don’t think I need that right now. Then yesterday my friend posed the photo below online and I knew I had found my word. Integration. Allowing everything to settle. To savo ..read more
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8 Years
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by Ainsobriety
1y ago
Today is my 8 year sober anniversary. 8 years of continuous sobriety. When I write it it seems so long, but time has flown by. When I first quit I didn’t plan to be “sober”. Life was ok, but inside I was suffering. I knew alcohol was making my anxiety unbearable, but any time I tried to cut back my anxiety crushed me. I knew I was brittle, exhausted and sharp. I hated myself and saw no other way. I had built a strong shield of being fine and overachieving. No one saw me. I decided to give myself the gift of a year of sobriety. I thought this would fix things and then I could drink again. Lol ..read more
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Old memories
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by Ainsobriety
1y ago
Life with Milo has been interesting. He is a doll. He loves me and follows me around and he makes me so happy. He has also been sick. Like barfing followed by extreme lethargy sick. Being so tiny, at 2.5 pounds, this has been extremely stressful and scary. I am constantly worried I am doing something wrong and that he is going to die. He was a very very small runt at birth. All his brothers are over 5 pounds already. He was the outcast and this was what made me fall in love with him right from the start as the breeder posted photos and videos. The first time this happened I freaked out. I alm ..read more
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Meet Milo
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by Ainsobriety
1y ago
I told Cooper I was replacing him with a puppy when he left for university. Here he is. I am in love ..read more
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