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495284 tn?1333894042

10356 has 5 yrs clean!!!

I want to take this time to celebrate Lesa's clean time.  I also want to let you know about this amazing woman.  She and i met almost 5 yrs ago here.  I was first drawn to her by her pics of her dogs, Bonnie, Kallie and Wulf(my dog!)  At night i would scroll thru her pictures and those pictures came to life.  Soon we started conversing and found we had alot in common.  My life hasn't been the same since.  She has to be the most caring person with the biggest heart i have ever seen.  Her spirit is so calm and serene.  She has climbed out of the depths of hell.  I am in total awe of her as i am not so sure i could do what she has done.  She has grace, elegance and strength and it radiates off her.  I am so proud to call her my friend so on this day Lesa, i want to celebrate you and all that you are and all that you have given to me.  You have been my rock, my shoulder to cry on and you understand my twisted mind and never judge.  I wish you peaceful moments and improved health.  I love you to the moon and back my friend~
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5986700 tn?1380791380
Well I don't know of your friend by my God she sounds Fantabulous!!!
Giant PROPS girl..5 YEARS......you are my hero for today.....I wish to be where you are Lesa. Congratulations on your current and contiuned success!!!

You have a wonderful friend in Dominosarah you clearly have imprinted dearly into her heart. Bless you both!
Peace hope and health.
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Congratulations Lesa! 5 years is a wonderful milestone. It shows everyone on here that it can be done, that we do recover! All those minutes, hours and days can, and will add up if we simply don't get in the way of our recovery. Over time I've had the pleasure of visiting your page and pouring through your photos. You're quite a wonderful and creative photographer. In true recovery we take our addictions and turn them back into positives, things we have a passion for and that our addiction steals from us. You took it back, and then some!! Keep enjoying your recovery Lesa.
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480448 tn?1426948538
Congrats Lesa!  That is a MAJOR accomplishment!  I've been reading your posts for years here also, and I've never seen you be anything but compassionate, kind and helpful, even when maybe YOU didn't feel so great yourself.  You are an inspiration to people here every day.  You have a heart of gold.  You and sarah are like the forum's "dream team" IMO.  Two peas in a pod...Laverne and Shirley!  Lucy and Ethel!  :0)

I wish you a lifetime more of continued recovery.  Do something extra special for yourself today, you certainly deserve it!  Much love to you!  XOXO
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1827057 tn?1397520277
Wow !!!     What an accomplishment !   Yes do something extra special for you today !   Five years ......wow   How does it feel ?  ;)))
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4810126 tn?1503942735
Congratulations, Lesa, on your Huge achievement. What a beautiful testimonial & moving testimonial you inspired! Peace, Health & Joy Your Way..
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5347058 tn?1381188426
Congratulations! Five years is an incredible achievement. Please spoil yourself big time today!
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1909286 tn?1379435137
So happy for u, Lesa!!...hope u celebrate & have a wonderful day!!...I remember when I 1st joined in 2011, trying 2 get off methadone, & u always encouraged me, & helped me along the way..so thank u Lesa!!...& I love looking at your amazing pics!!...u r 1 bad a$$ photographer!!!
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5429734 tn?1379741413
Congratulations!!! 5years is absolutely amazing!!! I hope you have  a fantastical day and do something truly special!
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wow Thank you Everyone !! Thank you Sara.. Gosh I' feel as if I may cry. I was not expecting this at all so Yes Thank you ! I love you Sara I love all of you. The last couple of months I have been really struggling with my health and have had a very difficult time. I'm in stage 4 kidney failure and due to the toxin buildup sometimes I have had a difficult time although I think I'm getting a handle on it ! I find out next week if I have moved to stage 3. Thank you for the mention of my pics. I had made them private as I struggled with my toxic brain but now that I'm feeling a lil more stable I will put them back up. I have not been around much but I want you all to know I read everyday and I would not have made it this far if it was not for everyone of you.. MY friend Sara. she makes me feel special. This girl is so Grateful for her friendship. Thru her compassion she has helped me more then I have words for. I have had a really rough year after the losing Sammy but I'm so Grateful I was clean when she died.. If I can get thru her death I can get thru anything as long as you all are by my side. Thank you Sara Thank you everyone once again.. with love in my heart. lesa
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5527883 tn?1392586811
You deserve just as much praise, your commitment to peoples well being is awesome.
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Ye it is.. If Sara did not reach out too me i do not know if I would be this far She has picked me up more times then I can say !! I love her and have Mad Respect for her !!
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4202953 tn?1377183506
Congrats for your 5 years!! That is amazing and I can't wait to be there one day :).
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Hey Lisa a big congrats you go girl hope to see you more often on here for that mater me to............Gnarly...............................
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4113881 tn?1415850276
Wow! 5 years! Big Congrats!
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3197167 tn?1348968606
FIVE....5....FIVE YEARS!!!!  Woohoo Lesa!!!  

I'm glad you mentioned your pics being gone...cause the other day I looked at your profile page again and there wasn't much there...it concerned me.  I'll look forward to you re-posting whatever you are comfortable sharing :)

I will be so anxious to hear the results of your bloodwork next week...and praying your eGFR hits that magical number "30"...my hub has been able to maintain Stage 3 numbers for a year...not improving....but maintaining...and we'll take that, won't we?

I understand health issues affecting your "participation" in things....but whether you are posting...or pullin in and taking care of YOU.... please remember how many of us love you~
Connie

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Wow Lesa, that is really amazing. You held my hand in some dark times. Thanks for hangin around so long, you are a true gift to this place. I hope the next 5 yrs are twice as awesome. Rock on my friend.
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Thank you very much Connie. Yes we will take stage 3 !! I will be sending a prayer for your husband and I will up-date after I see my Dr. next fri. You are all the most compassionate group of peps. The love here could heal the world. Thank you for allowing me to be included.. Now I cry only because I feel Grateful...
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271792 tn?1334979657
I don't know what more I could possibly add to what Sarah said. You are all of those things and more lady. You are a very special person in my life and you will never know how much you have helped me, and still do. You are my favorite little hippie girl and I love you dearly. Congratulations on a huge milestone. May you have many, many more. Sending love and hugs on your special day....
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Yes...congratulations to you dear Lesa!  You, IBK, and Domino paved my way and were my strength more times than you realize...So, please know, even if you felt bad, you were always helping...

I think Domino has 5 years sober from whiskey, also...Right Sara?

I'm praying right along with you for Stage 3!  

Have a Warrior kind of day!

Love- Vicki
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2083449 tn?1381354708
Much congratulations and love! You are an inspiration. Thank you for all you have done here! I wish you all the happiness in the world!
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4522800 tn?1470325834
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!  I also would like to say Happy Birthday as well..You had a double banger this month. I would like to tell you from the bottom of my Heart that YOU have to be one of the Strongest Ladys I have even talked too on here.. Not only did you have on of the most tragic things happen in life, you also struggle with Health Issues. Even those pics with those screws in your foot..OCH!! I will never forget that note when you said that there are others that have been thru worse and I have much in Life to be Grateful for so this is balance.. I am speechless..
Bless U Always!
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6109773 tn?1381071043
Congrats on being 5 years clean. You are incredible!
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5685035 tn?1423932969
Songrats on 5 years, I cant imagine 5 years!! YOU rock!!!
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617347 tn?1331293081
Congratulations, nawah :).... Hope you will have a good year cause you deserve it, dear letakos ... you are  very special... you know that when i feel down because something not good has happened, i remember of you and  i say to myself if she can, i can only keep walking no matter what... thanks, my friend. Your fish in the moon !! :)
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