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    Just a brief introduction :)

    Hi, my name is casieeisac. I just completed a long-term residential rehab program in March. I'm doing ok but looking for people to connect with who understand the lived experience of addiction as a way to support my recovery. I'm about to have 1yr clean on June 18th, so that's nifty. I'm struggling with some, let's say, misunderstandings about recovery & how it works with my mom right now. She's constantly on me about something and she's accusing me of using lately. I can't leave her out of my life bc she is currently and has been caring for my daughter for the last 2yrs. It's all a little complicated. So, yeah, hi and thanks for letting me be part of your group. #hi #Recovery #struggles

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    I know that I’ll be struggling with how I feel physically this weekend. I got a bad cat bite last weekend and the antibiotics are takings their toll on me and I’m on them through Monday.
    When I don’t feel good I struggle because I always feeling good. When I’m not feeling well, I feel sad and feel I’m missing things. I also find that I cry for my husband and my Father who died 9 months apart from a quick spreading cancer nearly a decade ago. My husband was 49 years old - high school sweetheart (pancreatic cancer - 7 weeks) my dad, (my hero) 75, lung cancer, 4 weeks. Just as I was mourning my dad, my husband started not feeling great. They left swiftly and very ill. I’ve long mastered the flashbacks but when I’m sick, I want one or both of them. I’m nearly 59 and and those core human needs remain..as they should. I’m only human.
    Anyway, anticipating a struggle, I’ve made ice with my Ice maker to sip on some nice cold drinks, got my new Debbie McComber novel ready, got my laundry done and all my errands and switched shifts at work. I also have at least 20 ty notes to write and just maybe (SURPRISE) the antibiotics won’t hit me as hard as they usually do on day 5.
    My point is, I know myself, when I know that illness is coming, I prepare…and I get through it more like a luxurious retreat than a sad, dark, miserable weekend. I’ve trained myself these past years. When you lose half of your heart, you learn to embrace the struggle 😊

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    The Struggle Is Real

    <p>The Struggle Is Real</p>
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    I've been sat here reading a few #articles on here about loneiness and chronic illness, ways to combat it like joining a yoga class (physically impossible) meeting a friend for a coffee what if you only have a few friends and they're always busy. I feel I'm the one always reaching out to do things and I'm the one that's sick for once I'd love a message of lets have a movie day at yours and chill on the sofa with snacks. I feel the more I try the more abandoned I feel, I do have a good family but that's not the same as having q partner or laughing with friends. I'm 32 this year and whilst I'm happy for the #milestones family members and #Friends reach in life each one just reminds me of how time is passing me by and I'm alone 90% of the time. I try my hardest to stay positive but at the end of the day we all need that interaction, comfort etc to #thrive more as humans. I'm just putting mt thoughts out there today as ite a sunny bankholiday in the UK amd o can't help but think of a time I would have been sat out in the sun with friends having drinks and lunch somewhere but instead I'm totally #alone .

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    Happy Place isn’t a place after all ....

    <p>Happy Place isn’t a place after all ....</p>
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