1 Year Sober! Thank You

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by EricTheRedBeard, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. EricTheRedBeard


    May 17, 2018
    I wanted to let you all know I am going through a pretty hard time. You may not see me around as often. My beautiful wife (& children) and I are separating. I did it to myself. Threw my life away, so to speak. Recently started going to AA if that gives you a clue.

    That being said, I will be selling some knives. I wanted to give you fine people the opportunity before I put them for sale on the other places. If anyone wants to hear about what is for sale please email me at [email protected] . I will be doing inventory and taking pictures very soon.

    If you don't need any knives, maybe ask your higher power to help me get through this. I believe it can all work out in the end. Just going to take time, a lot of hard work, and help from the big man. Feel free to email me anytime. Thanks for listening.
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  2. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    I think your fine here so far but if you post for sale with pictures, you'll have to do so in the sales thread. Not here.
    This is a bladeforum rule.
    Sorry to hear about your troubles, hope it all works out and doesn't take too long to happen.
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  3. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    Sounds like you are owning up to mistakes and taking steps to attempt to make amends. Takes a strong person to do that, regardless how it shakes out in the end. Put in the effort, keep everyone’s best interests at heart.

    One day, one hour, one minute at a time.
  4. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Wishing you the best in your recovery. If you want to do it, you will do it. I was an alcoholic and addict for over 10 years, kicked it cold turkey one day, when I hit rock bottom. You can do it, if you want to, and it must be for yourself, no one else, not even for your family.

    You can post pics, and sell, on the HI facebook page and Cantina page, the rules that control this forum do not exist there. Just an FYI.
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  5. Mmm390


    Jan 26, 2019
    Hang in there man!
    Things will get better

    I sent ya an email
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  6. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Best wishes for you and your family.
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  7. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    All the best - with your struggle and these difficult changes.

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  8. pugs75

    pugs75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Hang in brother, you can do it. Struggle is real and only you can make a change, you seem like a strong person so I have complete faith you can make it happen.
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  9. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Praying my friend!!!
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  10. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Hang in there brother! You've taken the hardest step already. IF you want to do it you will.
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  11. EricTheRedBeard


    May 17, 2018
    Thank you all for the encouraging words. Tomorrow will be 7 days sober. Taking it a day at a time. It is humbling how many people I have in my corner. It means a lot.
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  12. CNK


    Sep 8, 2012
    I'll say a prayer for you. All my best.
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  13. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    We have had more than a few forum family members battle the demon in a bottle. A good number of them have been sober for well over a decade or decades.

    I wish you the absolute best. My brother in law has recently started down the same path to recovery. He's been clean 8 months.

    We're here for you. As one of my absolute favorite posters has said, be gentle with yourself.
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  14. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    One of the best quotes, I've ever heard.
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  15. Forsaken82


    May 17, 2018
    Keep your head up man. Take it one day at a time. Every day sober is a victory.
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  16. EricTheRedBeard


    May 17, 2018
    Thanks brother. I just noticed you and I joined the forum on the same day. What are the chances of that?

    Believe it or not, I have had ZERO desire to drink. I keep seeing this picture in my head of a balance scale with my beautiful family standing on one side and booze on the other. It has been pretty easy not drink so far. Today I moved out. I can imagine it might be harder when I'm on my own. I am continuing my treatment which has been a big help. Thank you all again for the thoughts and prayers. Day 8 feels pretty good.
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  17. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    You can do it, we're right there with ya!
  18. stwm


    May 6, 2016
    Here for you with love.
  19. EricTheRedBeard


    May 17, 2018
    I wanted to let everyone know that I have never experienced anything like this forum. You guys wouldn't believe the overwhelming support I have received through email after posting this. Or maybe you would. This is a place FULL of really special people. I want to thank everyone again for the kind words and encouragement I have received. If I make it through the day, today will be day 12 sober. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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  20. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    This is a special little place on the internet, unlike any other. We don't judge here, we support, and care for another without reservation.

    Let the world have its issues, I come here to get away from all that, and it has never failed me.

    You ever need the support, come on by, take a load off, and spill it, we'll be here to mop it up.
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