First A.A. Meeting...

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Twiggygal
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   Posted 10/15/2007 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, this is to you Lynn and many others who have known me as well as newbies alike.
 
I'm going to my first A.A. meeting tomorrow night and I feel nervous. 
 
I'm having a panic attack and tears fell and I think it's finally subsided but I still feel as though my insides want to get out or some strange feeling.
 
I haven't gotten much better with panic... probably worse.  But it's just another day and I've been sober for 1 day so I'm just going to take everything one day at a time.
 
Lyn I hope you're doing well... as well as normalsnofun and everyone else here that I miss.
 
I just wanted to update you all with everything that's going on.
 
Take care.
 
Twiggygal~
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/15/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
MY TWIGGY..................
 
I am in tears as I write this ..
I am so proud of you
I knew when you were ready you would do it
 
ANYTIME you know I am here for you .....please dont be nervous take something to be calm so you can listen and get to know the ppl and the Hades they have gone thru..really listen sweetie
 
ONCE you get up the nerve to tell your story it is like a weight being lifted from your back ....you are amongst ppl there THAT DO KNOW what you feel ...how you feel and why
 
FIRST Nervymeg and now you .........
 
I am thrilled and so D proud
 
Post and let me know please I will be all hyped up to hear how you are .....
 
PROUD of you hun
 
Luvs
AND
One Day at A Time
 
Sis in Sobriety
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liquid
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   Posted 10/15/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Twiggy,

As a recovering alcoholic myself, i understand the panic and anxiety and scared feeling about attending an a.a meeting.

I myself havent been to a meeting as yet (dealing with my agoraphobia) but i have had phone contact with some members of a.a, and there a good group of people who understand just how you feel. And well done on your day of sobriety, i know just how hard that is, you've tackled a big hurdle already.

hope all goes well for you, and im here for you if you need to chat or vent. Take care, and take one day at a time.

hugs.. :-)


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/16/2007 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks liqued
You are an asset to the family here
Twiggy as you know needs her HW family now .....

You go babygirl...........we have your back

Luvs
LYN
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/16/2007 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey hun thinking bout ya and want you to know I am on yer shoulder k

Luvs ya and so happy for you

Luvs
LYN
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Twiggygal
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   Posted 10/16/2007 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks lynn and liquid.

Liquid you'll get to a meeting.. it just takes time.

Lyn- I was going to the AA meeting with a sober friend but now he's sick so I have to go by myself.

:( A little scared but I'm going to go and am wondering if I can even get the nerve to talk.

EEK

Thanks lyn for your support

TG~
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."

DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
 
RX: Lorazepam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (20 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines
 
 
 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/16/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Sweetie
You dont have to talk your first time or second time there.......you have no need to talk til you are READY.......LISTEN...........make connections to what ppl are saying you will know what I mean after tonight

I am so proud that you are still going ....all you have to do is grab a coffee and a chair .........you may want to say hello to ppl around you but they will know you are a little timid at first and remember you will not only be the one there for the first time .....IMHO.............

PPL are finding AA more and more these days once again as a life line.........

Keep me posted sweetie k
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liquid
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   Posted 10/16/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Twiggy,

I agree with Howly, You dont need to say anything at a meeting if you dont feel you can. That was a very big worry for me when i was first trying to attend, but the people i had talked to said that you should take it at your own pace, people are'nt there to push you in any way, and i was scared of that, i thought that i had to share my problem with other and even now im not sure i would be able to stnd up in front of strangers and admit that yes i'm a bad alcoholic and i need help.

I guess what im trying to say is, take your time with it, if you dont feel you can attend dont push yourself to go, Attending your first meeting is a big step and you need to be sure your ready for that, you can always talk on the phone to members, until you feel ready as i have, and sometimes still do.

I know it is hard, but your doing really well so far and im proud of you as is everyone.

keep up the great work.

((((((HUGS)))))... :-)


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I have 4 great kids and a wonderfully supportive partner.
 
"There is a light at the end of the tunnel"
 
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/17/2007 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Ditto sweetie to everything that liqued has posted..........

Let us know how you made out plz when you are ready ........

WE do know and WE do understand

Luvsya
LYN
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