Hello, OP here. I’m at the end of day 8 and still dry. I can sure think and act more quickly at work now. I wanted to thank all the folks who posted here, all the back to 2008. I feel for the husbands who were in such a bad way, but the stories really do inspire me to abstain.
Well, wow. Awesome job. It's not that easy for everyone to go cold turkey, for sure. Do you have cravings? How do you get past those? I would guess that staying alive with the heart related health issues is motivating to stay clean but some just can't do it. I'm sure glad you are doing well. Have you replaced the liquor with anything else?
Feb 20th, 2021, and at work on my 51st day of sobriety. I crave, but it doesn’t have to be booze. Instead of dedicating all that time in planning and executing my drinking actions, I pass the time planning, shopping for, preparing and eating very cool meals. My wife digs it! Also I fill some of the physical craving with deserts... carrot cake, chocolate cream pie, Blue Bell ice cream. I’m still a net loss in the weight dept, so the positive outcomes are surpassing the different risk factors.
I tell you, life is way better when you can sleep well, think straight and make rational decisions.