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6/4/21 8:08 P

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You are in my prayers, Rose. I will keep you there. I found out through a needle biopsy in November of 2008, that I had breast cancer. I had 1st Stage Breast Cancer. I was told if I chose to have just the cancer removed from my breast I would need 6 weeks of radiation. If I had my breast removed I would not need to have radiation. I have been a survivor since December 8th of 2008. I was given the option to have both breasts removed so I chose to do so. I had great doctors, and wonderful care through out the plastic surgery.

Just like you Rose, I always say nothing, absolutely nothing is worth losing my sobriety. I love what you say, Rose, that you have no reason to drink today.

You will be kept in my prayers. Please keep us updated
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6/4/21 6:40 P

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I have stage 2 breast cancer. I have chosen to have a mastectomy. Surgery date not yet set. But I have seen the hormone therapy doctor and will see the plastic surgeon on Monday. AND, I have no reason to drink today.

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6/4/21 6:19 P

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Prayers Rose. Please keep us posted .

Itís always something, to know youíve done the most you could. But, donít leave off hoping, or itís of no use doing anything. Hope, hope to the last! ~ Charles Dickens


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5/10/21 8:52 P

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I received the call while sitting in my pastor's office. And I do have breast cancer. See the surgeon on the 17th, next Monday. And I still have no reason to drink. Thank you, Jesus.

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5/10/21 7:58 P

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Thank you for sharing this, ROSE. I had to also face this in November of 2008. I had just had my mammogram, and it was showing something, so they need to question it. I was then scheduled for a needle biopsy on the following week. The Doctor in Pathology really thought it was going to be benign.I got a call a few days later and was told it was cancer.
As you said ROSE, I have no excuse nor reason to drink today. The thought never came in to my mind.
I had first stage breast cancer, and I chose to have a double mastectomy.I never had to take Radiation or Kemo-therapy. I have been a cancer survivor since December 8, 2008. I know I could face cancer again; I'm not worrying or thinking about that.
Nothing, absolutely nothing is worth losing my sobriety. Being sober has helped me face many things in my sobriety that definitely would have been difficult to face without my sobriety.
Thank you for reminding me, ROSE. By now, maybe you have received a phone call with your biopsy report.. I will keep you in my prayers. Thinking of you, Janis
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Nothing Is Impossible with God.
Each Day Is A New Beginning.
When You Draw Close To God, God Will Draw Close To You.

Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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5/10/21 2:46 P

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I am waiting for a phone call from my doctor/pathology report from having breast biopsies on Friday. I have no excuse nor reason to drink today.

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11/1/20 3:38 P

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Today is another day that I can be very grateful to be sober. I remember from when I first began my sobriety, something happened that released and took away the desire to have a drink. I no longer struggled with thoughts about drinking. God took away my desire and my thoughts of drinking. Something happened on that first day that I know my Higher Power heard me admit my powerless, and knew I was totally ready, and for God to restore me to sanity, and God did just that.
Over these years I've faced a number of things filled with many emotions. Never once was I drawn back to even think I needed a drink to get through anything that happened to be a somewhat difficult situation. My Higher Power has always been there to help me through it.
I will say I'm not grateful for problems that arise but I feel much gratitude that I am able to deal with whatever that problem is. "Always Remember", no matter what difficulty you are facing in your life, a drink or a drug would NEVER make it better. Always think it through. I feel that through my so-called experience a few years before I began my sobriety, I practiced controlled drinking, and because I was a practicing alcoholic then, controlled drinking sounded wonderful. Wow! To think that I could be in control and limit my drinking. It didn't last all that long, and eventually I was drinking as I usually did. After I began my sobriety, and as my sobriety grew I realized how insane it is that an alcoholic would want to be a controlled drinker. I want to have a normal high in my life, not one that is being induced by alcohol or any substance. It's a pleasure to wake up sober and not having any substance in control of my life.
I've heard people share their devastation when they relapsed which may have been because of a broken relationship. It can be many things, a lost job or just, "poor me!". As that saying goes, "Pour me another drink!" I have said this many times to my recovering friends, that nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, is worth throwing away our sobriety for. I know I could solve nothing to benefit me by losing this precious gift of sobriety. This is a gift my Higher Power gave me. I do not want to jeopardize it.
I think God has shown us that we can handle things that seemed to baffle us before. We now see a new life in front of us. Us recovering alcoholics have each other. We can call one another when we need some guidance. Don't forget your AA meetings, and don't forget to reach out to your AA Sponsor.
We are so blessed; never forget that! - ALLENJOSEPH
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When You Draw Close To God, God Will Draw Close To You.

Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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Married 21 years to my wonderful husband Jack Radisch today. We have been so much in these years, that most do not go through in their lifetime. One Day at a time .

Itís always something, to know youíve done the most you could. But, donít leave off hoping, or itís of no use doing anything. Hope, hope to the last! ~ Charles Dickens


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I think this is a great topic to touch on, at any given day. I have always felt that if I am grateful how would I feel like having a drink. It has never happened, and I don't take my gift of sobriety for granted. I have always felt this way since my sobriety began.

I have definitely had moments, since early sobriety of upset, conflicts, sadness, resentment, stress, and much happiness. Never throughout this time have I ever desired a drink because life seemed difficult. I gave my unmanageable life of drinking to God, on "Day One", and I did feel a lightness inside when that happened. I felt a joy inside my being like I never felt before. I've always been blessed to have my Husband's support "always".

I have a very dear Nephew who said he wanted to make a Laundry room for me upstairs, saying he worried that I could fall down our basement steps, so he has now built that for me, and I told him I wanted an area in it that I could call my Serenity Corner. It certainly is a place of "Gratitude". I feel so blessed to have a Nephew who cares about me that much and has done this for me.
I have numerous times of Gratitude and this is definitely one of them. I plan to keep this Topic open to share whenever the moment is right for me.





Nothing Is Impossible with God.
Each Day Is A New Beginning.
When You Draw Close To God, God Will Draw Close To You.

Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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