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    Ten years ago today, I lost my mother to cirrhosis. She was only 57 years old. She spent a lot of years starting and stopping drinking, but never was able to stick with recovery. She tried always to do it on her own. A few months or years would go by with her blooming again like a beautiful flower, and then, suddenly, it would be gone. Up until the day she went into the hospital, she was swearing to me that she wasn’t drinking. She fell into a coma and lingered for another month, unable to speak, unable to communicate in anyway, unable to tell her grandchildren how much she loved them.

    After she died, while cleaning up the house, I found a full wine glass in the cupboard, and a few full bottles here n there.

    I miss my Mom. I wish that she had found the strength to reach out for help.

    If you are still struggling…reach out here, to a friend, to your family, or get your butt to AA (which works for me). Life is soooo worth it.

    Thanks for letting me share.

    Karen

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    @merlotmamma 1497405 wrote:

    I miss my Mom. I wish that she had found the strength to reach out for help.

    (((Karen))) Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    I miss mine too. Cancer and alcoholism took her away 9 years ago. After she died we found pints of booze all over the house, I was active and selfishly made good use of them. I’m grateful she had a chance to see her grandchildren born before she died.

    #162959
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    Thanks Astro…I know that I am not the only one who went through this.

    Big Hugs

    Karen

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    @merlotmamma 1497446 wrote:

    Thanks Astro…I know that I am not the only one who went through this.

    Big Hugs

    Karen

    Nope, and I haven’t been through it (yet).

    Mums is 65, and a HEAVY drinker. I just keep waiting for the day……She knows I’m in AA. And, she went herself once too for over 5 years. She just doesn’t want toquit.

    #162960
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    I feel for you Glass…it’s awful just waiting for it. I hope that your Mom DOES find the willingness soon..

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    Karen

    Hugs to you

    Glass….many prayers coming your way

    #162955
    Anonymous
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    (((Karen)))
    You just never know who you touch by sharing.
    You now have a special angel watching over you.

    #162957
    Anonymous
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    Very hard thread, my heart goes out to all of you who have lost or are losing loved ones to alcoholism.

    I have heard it shared in the rooms on a number of occasions that some of us (alcoholics) must die so that others may live.

    I just want you all who have shared your loved ones lose here on this board to know that they did not die in vain, rest assured that there is at least one person that will read this thread and realize that there are basically only 2 paths an alcoholic can take, one is to continue to drink and die directly or indirectly from alcoholism, the other is sobriety and life.

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