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    How may years I been going to my home group to find out that one of our peers is sick.
    How many different meetings I must of gone to, and I hear so and so is in the hospital or so and so got the big one, or hepatitis, or cancer. Among as addicts in the fellowship we take everyone illness or death very seriously.

    If someone from our home group is sick and cant make meeting we make it our business to come to visit them. Hospital, home it doesn’t matter, where there. We sit down awhile and catch up with all the usual BS. When we come to visit we usually know or have an idea what type of illness our peers have.

    We addicts in the fellowship, we know when someone is going to make it back, or lets get ready for another funeral. We know. We been through it to many times. We know. Every time I leave the hospital or someone’s home I always say and pray to my higher power. For the grace of God there goes I.

    Why do I think I was one of the lucky ones. I abused drugs and alcohol like there was no tomorrow. I know I was in denial when I was an active abuser. I was also well aware of the consequences. It was right there on the labels, Do not take more then the recommended dose. The abuse of this drug could be habit forming. This drug contains acetaminophen, with abuse can course liver damage. Constant uses of this drug can lead to depression. Double if you used habit forming drugs and alcohol like I did.
    Denial is such a small word with horrific consequences.

    I believe things in recovery in life happens for a reason. The other day I went to the doctors office. I fined out I have two kidney stones. They also drew blood and today I got a call from the doctors office, doctor would like to talk to me can I come down to the office. Am not going to project anything is wrong, I will wait to I get there and hear what the doctor says.

    Not good news my liver enzymes are double from normal level and he wants me to get a ultra sound of the liver and we well go from there. Wonderful, Friday I go Urological doctor for my kidney stones and Tuesday I go to get an ultra sound on my liver.
    For the grace of God there goes I.

    Ivan

    #160669
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    Hi Ivan,
    I’m new to the forum and just wanted to wish you well and I’ll pray things turn out fine for you. Kidney stones certainly are no fun.

    I see you are from Ocean County NJ. I was born and raised in Brick Town NJ 🙂
    I’m in upstate NY. I MISS home though and always have, my family is still there so I get up there quite a bit to visit.

    Again, best wishes and prayers for you

    #160662
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    I am sorry to hear that Ivan. I find a lot of encouragement and support in your posts and hope to have you around for a very long time.

    #160666
    Anonymous
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    i ain’t a religious man and i’m too stupid to pray but i’ll wish you luck on those health issues. i’m hoping you roll all 7’s at the doc’s office. good luck, mang!

    #160663
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    Am not a gambling man, but I hope I roll those 7’s. Trying to stay on a up-beat mode.
    Not letting it take up space in my head.

    Thanks
    Ivan

    #160667
    Anonymous
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    You’re in my prayers, Ivan.
    Keep us updated on how it goes.
    We care and are here for you.

    #160664
    Anonymous
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    Hope,

    Thank you for your prayers.

    Ivan

    #160668
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    Gosh, Time, I thought I had posted here and realized I hadn’t. I’m with Windy; I’m not religious (however I am a genius, lol) so I won’t pray, but I’ll be hoping and wishing my hardest for the best outcome.

    #160665
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    Hi ccgirl,

    I appreciate your care and concern.

    Thanks
    Ivan

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