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Old December 28 2008, 12:49 AM   #46
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So very sorry to hear about your sister Mr Digits you & your family will be in my thoughts.
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Old December 28 2008, 01:21 AM   #47
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So very sorry to hear about your sister Mr Digits you & your family will be in my thoughts.
Thanks.

It's great to see one of the Original Voyager Babes.

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Old December 28 2008, 02:25 AM   #48
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Sorry to heat that digits.

Take care of yourself and remember the good times you both had together. Your strength is comforting to your sister.
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Old December 28 2008, 03:16 AM   #49
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My thoughts are with you and your family, digits.

My ex-mother-in-law died of cirrhosis about eleven years ago. She'd been to rehab, but I think that her son's leaving me might have been one of the triggers that drove her to start drinking again.
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Old December 28 2008, 04:03 AM   #50
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And mine as well. I'm truly saddened to hear this.
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Old December 28 2008, 04:39 AM   #51
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Damn Digits, Im so sorry for you , your family and her. You will have my prayers and thoughts.
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Old December 28 2008, 07:36 AM   #52
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Oh, Digits, I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. You and your family are in my thoughts. What a terrible thing to have to go through. I'm so very, very sorry.
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Old December 28 2008, 08:53 AM   #53
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Sorry to hear what you're going through. Alcoholism is one of those sad things that you can't help a person to get better unless they want to get better, and often times they won't even acknowledge they have a problem to start with. My thoughts are with you, and if you can take any solace from what's happening, it should be that her suffering will soon be over and she'll be in a better place.
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Old December 28 2008, 03:38 PM   #54
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Sorry to hear what you're going through. Alcoholism is one of those sad things that you can't help a person to get better unless they want to get better, and often times they won't even acknowledge they have a problem to start with.
She would never admit to being an alcoholic, let alone seek treatment for it. Even when her life depended on it.

A few weeks ago she was insisting the doctors mis-diagnosed another problem, and that is what's causing her demise. It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.

I teach a class in our rehab once a week called "The Hijacked Brain". One of the central tenets is: "What's invisible to you is obvious to everyone else."

It's certainly true in her case.
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Old December 28 2008, 03:56 PM   #55
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I'm so sorry for her and for your family. My deepest sympathies go out to all of you.
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Old December 28 2008, 07:13 PM   #56
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I can only offer you and yours my heartfelt sympathies in this very difficult time..use the hospice staff to help you through this, as you know, they have a lot of knowledge to offer you...
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Old December 28 2008, 07:15 PM   #57
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Im so sorry. Ive had to deal with alcoholism in my family as well.
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Old December 28 2008, 07:24 PM   #58
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I'm so sorry to hear of this, Digits.
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Old December 28 2008, 08:20 PM   #59
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1001001 wrote: View Post
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Sorry to hear what you're going through. Alcoholism is one of those sad things that you can't help a person to get better unless they want to get better, and often times they won't even acknowledge they have a problem to start with.
She would never admit to being an alcoholic, let alone seek treatment for it. Even when her life depended on it.

A few weeks ago she was insisting the doctors mis-diagnosed another problem, and that is what's causing her demise. It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.

I teach a class in our rehab once a week called "The Hijacked Brain". One of the central tenets is: "What's invisible to you is obvious to everyone else."

It's certainly true in her case.
So sorry to hear of your situation, I can empathise.
Re: above, it was only when someone that I really respected at work pointed out that drinking vodka at 10.30 in the morning and totally denying it was not a good thing. I did work in a bar though and was totally bored and did it to escape. Stupid and inadequate excuse but was the only one I relied on. Trouble is a drinker has three sets of friends, those that find it hilarious and have problems themselves, those that hate it but don't say anything and those wonderful ones that have time, understanding and patience to help. You are definately in the 3rd catagory. Having got myself a kiss-ass doctor who blood tests me weekly I designed my own recovery plan and took my alcohol intake down by 90%. It's very hard but to not look like a Simpson family member anymore is great and once you get used to seeing the world through sober eyes it gets good. Alcoholism may be an illness but it's also very self-indulgent and a horrendous thing for a family to go through I wish you the very best and can only say you did the best that you could. Kx
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Old December 28 2008, 09:18 PM   #60
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I'm very sorry to hear about this.
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