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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:52 pm

Excellent news. Keep it up.
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Re: Drazzil Mega Thread: 60 days sober!

Post by The Meal » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:52 am

Getting "your house" in order is the most important thing in this thread. Build out from there. Congratulations and continued progress to you.
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If you're prone to making bad choices, your results may be skewed.
Not always. Successful outcomes are usually expected outcomes and not noteworthy. Failure tends to be less forgettable, which is the root of the saying "we learn from our mistakes" as we are more likely to analyze what went wrong when things don't go as expected.

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Re: Drazzil Mega Thread: 60 days sober!

Post by Buatha » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:43 pm

On a somewhat related topic to the thread title, I didn't realize I was a "heavy drinker". I was trying to find reasons for some leg pain, which lead to Vitamin D shortage, which also lead to alcohol consumption can cause Vitamin D issues. When I read about that, I was like, "What is considered heavy drinking?" This turns out to be 15 drinks in a week.

After my fairly stressful job and commute, I was up to 2 drinks per day...usually wine or scotch. After my impending divorce, it started going 2.5 to 3 on certain days.

Now, I wouldn't call myself an alcoholic, but that was sobering (no pun initially intended).
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Re: Drazzil Mega Thread: 60 days sober!

Post by Jeff V » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:00 pm

I hold up my dad as a template for alcoholic. He would put down a case (24) of beer a night, as well as a multitude of hard stuff. And then there was the drinks he'd have at the bar before work (he'd get the maintenance guy to serve him) and after work.

I am no where near that ball park, but I can do 3-4 on a week day and sometimes more on weekends.

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Buatha wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:43 pm
On a somewhat related topic to the thread title, I didn't realize I was a "heavy drinker". I was trying to find reasons for some leg pain, which lead to Vitamin D shortage, which also lead to alcohol consumption can cause Vitamin D issues. When I read about that, I was like, "What is considered heavy drinking?" This turns out to be 15 drinks in a week.

After my fairly stressful job and commute, I was up to 2 drinks per day...usually wine or scotch. After my impending divorce, it started going 2.5 to 3 on certain days.

Now, I wouldn't call myself an alcoholic, but that was sobering (no pun initially intended).
Back in my college years I worked at the university and lived right next door to all the bars. I would go there after I got off duty and drink every night. Never got drunk, but shall we say I certainly built my tolerance up. Usually averaged about 4-5 beers and 3-4 double bourbon and cokes a night. Did that for a couple of years, and one morning I woke up with a massive sinus infection and had a huge headache. I went to the bathroom to take some Tylenol/Advil/whatever I had in the cabinet, and read to see how many I could take. It read, "Do not use if you drink more than two alcoholic beverages per day." Oops.

Talk about a wakeup call. I continued to go out every night to the same bars, but stopped drinking anything other than coke or water for a month, just to see if there was an issue, and was relieved to discover there wasn't. Never went back to that level of drinking again, but that seriously made me take inventory of where I was at the time.
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Post by Exodor » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:48 pm

We give Drazzil lots of shit in this thread but 2 months sober is a remarkable achievement.

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It sure is. Always forward. Always!

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How's the job search?

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Re: Drazzil Mega Thread: 60 days sober!

Post by Hyena » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:19 pm

Kinda worried now...
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Post by Drazzil » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:04 pm

Hyena wrote:
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Kinda worried now...
Sorry, job search is going well. Still waiting on the DoR to authorize the testing I need. I also am looking into state jobs, specifically through the LEAP program. I celebrated a bday on thanksgiving, which was cool.
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Drazzil wrote:
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Kinda worried now...
Sorry, job search is going well. Still waiting on the DoR to authorize the testing I need. I also am looking into state jobs, specifically through the LEAP program. I celebrated a bday on thanksgiving, which was cool.
No need for apologies, just wondering how everything is. Kinda glad to see you unplugged from here for a while. Sometimes it's best.
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Isgrimnur wrote:
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Kinda glad to see you unplugged from here for a while. Sometimes it's best.
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Re: Drazzil Mega Thread: 60 days sober!

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Pork roast in electric smoker for 11 hrs straight. 99 cents
lb @ Stater Bros with a generous bark of [free!] Malibu seasoning. Easily the best meal I ever had in my life.
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Post by Moliere » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:27 am

Congratz on the new job as a chef! That's awesome that all your hard work paid off. :clap:
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Post by Alefroth » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:01 am

Drazzil wrote:
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Pork roast in electric smoker for 11 hrs straight. 99 cents
lb @ Stater Bros with a generous bark of [free!] Malibu seasoning. Easily the best meal I ever had in my life.
Wow, Stater Bros is still around?

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Re: Drazzil Mega Thread: Passed out and collapsed twice last night

Post by Drazzil » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:56 pm

So last night, I wake up with a stabbing pain in my chest, not usual, but no real reason to take too much alarm. Sweating and dizziness proceed, I get up take two steps, pass out, hit the floor, get up take two more steps and hit the floor again. I wake up at my rooms threshhold feeling slightly better but still sweating. I make my way to the bathroom, piss, eat three asprin, and call the paramedics.

They run an EKG on me and find nothing, take pulse and nothing. I am feeling better so I head into the Urgent care this morning. I go in describe symptoms, and they do BP, EKG, blood tests and inform me that the DMV will be suspending my license because I repeatedly told them I passed put.

I get test results [clean so far]as and am told will need to see a cardiologist and neurologist. I also manage to lawyer my way out of telling the. doc and nurse I passed out. At least until doc tells me that protocol for treating a non loss of consciousness is different then a LoC. Then asked me which I wanted.

Losing my license for a six months wont make my goals impossible, just more difficult. And I am nervous about what they will find as cause of last nights fun.

I'm taking this better then I thought I would. Perhaps it's because I'm sober.
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Post by dbt1949 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:42 pm

Did they test your blood sugar?
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Post by Victoria Raverna » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:07 pm

Did you eat the whole pork roast?

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morning sickness?

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Post by Jaymann » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:40 pm

I wonder if there is a reason they don't want seizure prone individuals behind the wheel. Nah, just hide it from the doctors.
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I wonder if there is a reason they don't want seizure prone individuals behind the wheel. Nah, just hide it from the doctors.
It definitely wasent one.
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Did they test your blood sugar?
Low normal.
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morning sickness?
Last I checked I was a man.
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Victoria Raverna wrote:
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Did you eat the whole pork roast?
No.
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I'm taking this better then I thought I would. Perhaps it's because I'm sober.
It's been about 90 days, right? I think your be past most of the physical effects by now but I'm not a doctor.

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Post by Drazzil » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:03 am

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I'm taking this better then I thought I would. Perhaps it's because I'm sober.
It's been about 90 days, right? I think your be past most of the physical effects by now but I'm not a doctor.

How were tryglicerides?
No no no what I meant was I am dealing with this better emotionally then if I were still drinking actively and smoking weed.


I should check on those. I did loads of tests yesterday.
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Post by Unagi » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:36 am

So, did you manage to hit the floor twice and not injure yourself at all?

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Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:14 am

Could be a panic attack? Also, sometimes getting up too quickly in the middle of the night can cause people (men especially, I believe) to pass out due to low blood pressure. Happened to me once (but not since) five or six years back.

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Post by Drazzil » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:27 am

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So, did you manage to hit the floor twice and not injure yourself at all?
Yes, my elbows are quite swollen and sore though. I thank god I was able to put my arms in front of me both times I think.
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Could be a panic attack? Also, sometimes getting up too quickly in the middle of the night can cause people (men especially, I believe) to pass out due to low blood pressure. Happened to me once (but not since) five or six years back.
Definitely not a panic attack.
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Never heard the license yanking .CA is a weird state.
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Never heard the license yanking .CA is a weird state.
I really haven't decided how I will deal with having my license yanked. I might just blow it off and drive anyway. Taking the bus around here is an initiation to be robbed, raped or murdered. Lots of people get "pressed" if they look like a target (and unfortunately I do). Another route is to just go out less. I don't need to go out and do things much lately, and I think I could draft friends and acquaintances to drive me where I need to go. I can even get groceries without going anywhere. I can look for work online so no issues there.
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My biggest issue is getting to daily meetings and staying sober if I lose my license.
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Never heard the license yanking .CA is a weird state.
I really haven't decided how I will deal with having my license yanked. I might just blow it off and drive anyway.

That would be a horrible decision that will have ramifications you probably haven't thought of... like, losing a job (once you get it), losing your license forever, jail time... Go to the doctor, get checked out, explain your situation, see if they can do anything if you check out.

Defy the law, you're asking for trouble, more than what you want. God forbid you get into an accident or hurt someone. They will throw down the hammer on you.
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