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Post  Kim Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:47 am

GO PHRED!!!!!!
Your team is here and rooting for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:02 am

I think of you every day you old phart and by the looks everyone else here does too.

Hang in there Fred, Freddy, the Fredderman.

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Post  Davenz13 Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:10 pm

Keep on truckin Fred.
It's a winding road but you can do it Thumbs Up
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Post  66 Malibu Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:54 pm

Fred,
Don't forget :
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going "

Godspeed, Steve
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Post  smooth_bill Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:33 pm

Fred, my friend,

Just lost an entire page long reply to you, when trying to do a spell check on this damn laptop with Win 10! I'm about ready to push this thing out the window, and get my old Dell fixed!

Anyway, Steve said it much better (and in far fewer words) than I could!

No doubt in my mind, that you are strong enough to deny those base urges!

Best wishes beating the Devil! You have done that often enough, right? Devil

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Post  OhBee Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:18 pm

Been there...29 yrs. sober in April. ..You can do it Fred! Hang in there,it's worth it!
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Post  happydad Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:54 am

@smooth_bill wrote:Fred, my friend,

Just lost an entire page long reply to you, when trying to do a spell check on this damn laptop with Win 10! I'm about ready to push this thing out the window, and get my old Dell fixed!

Anyway, Steve said it much better (and in far fewer words) than I could!

No doubt in my mind, that you are strong enough to deny those base urges!

Best wishes beating the Devil! You have done that often enough, right?  Devil

Bill

If you get that desperate, send it to me I worked on dells for years. I started buying  Lenovo which is about the same, but now using iPad and MacBook Air. The air weighs about the same as the 14inch iPad and only has a 256GB SSD, but my daughter needed money and I am happy except for the “n” key sometimes.

smooth_bill: I live down the coast if you are serious. Probably just needs an update and TURN OFF spell check.

And Phred get well soon, I sent a PM, but you probably couldn’t read it at the time. Offer still stands. I found parts for a Dell Inspiron 5000 and screen today. Not the same exact model. Dell made many in-between models with the same top number.

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Post  balogh Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:00 am

Hi Fred I know it must be different than giving up smoking but at least I managed quitting that thing. No promises made or placebo addiction substituted. I just did it. With you having the determination to save important things in life - let alone health - I am positive you will make it. I wish you quick success friend.
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Post  fredvon4 Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:03 pm

26 Days sober. In out patient Group therapy online until end of Sept

Not doing the local AA thing...checked them all out (6 different groups) and most a whiny lil brats that are court ordered to do AA...

Renie decided to stop drinking and sold or gifted all our very cool collection of Booze and fine wines....and repurposed our Booze Bar into a Snack bar

Any way I am doing well and sincerely appreciate all the well wishes and prayers
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Post  Davenz13 Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:42 pm

Way to go Fred
Hang in there Thumbs Up
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Post  rsv1cox Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:54 pm

Fred's back.................

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Post  dckrsn Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:15 pm

I'm happy for you, Fred.
Glad you're getting your life back.
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Post  944_Jim Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:17 pm

Fred, you go Battle Buddy! Glad to have you back in the forums.
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Post  smooth_bill Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:07 pm

Fred,

Congratulations my friend!!

Anyone who has not been there, doesn't know what you are going through!

You are proving that you are much stronger than alcohol and the devil it serves!

Getting rid of all the temptations around the house is also a great idea (bless your wonderful wife)! Unfortunately, you may have to distance yourself from the friends who like to drop-in, with a 6-pack or bottle to share!

Took me about five years to build up the nerve to try alcohol free beer (caution: it is not really alcohol free)! The first 6-pack didn't last long, but the last one sat in the fridge for about a year!
I found that O'Douls makes an amber ale that I actually like with my favorite food (Mexican)!

Best of luck Fred, I know you are man enough to do this!

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Post  Oldenginerod Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:26 pm

@smooth_bill wrote:
Took me about five years to build up the nerve to try alcohol free beer (caution: it is not really alcohol free)! The first 6-pack didn't last long, but the last one sat in the fridge for about a year!
I found that O'Douls makes an amber ale that I actually like with my favorite food (Mexican)!

Best of luck Fred, I know you are man enough to do this!

Bill

While I'm no expert on the subject, a friend of mine tells the story of kicking the drink habit after it almost killed him, and ended his marriage.  He was sober for a couple of years and one day saw "Alcohol Free" beer in the supermarket, thinking, that's great.  I can still get the taste without the result.  Well, the first taste had him hooked again worse than ever.  He hit absolute bottom.  It was only a spiritual journey that stopped him from killing himself.
I certainly wouldn't recommend anything that claims it's alcohol free and still retains the characteristics of alcohol.  It's all designed to get you hooked.

Fred, we've had our tense moments in the past, but know for sure that I'm praying for your "rebirth" brother as an alcohol-free-zone.

Rod.
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:30 pm

I am super proud of you Fred. You are not missing out on anything. Your brain just thinks you are. Each passing day will get easier! Go forth and conquer! Let your wife know that she did right by you. She is a good woman for sure.
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Post  Kim Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:06 pm

Stand tough, ole bud.
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Post  fredvon4 Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:25 pm

thanks guys....I think I will not temp myself with low alcohol beer for a year or so.....but I do agree there are some foods that deserve a cold beer to enjoy...but for now I am not chemical addicted ant more, but the daily habits need constant attention...you know...reward of cold brew or two when grass is cut or weeds are wacked...fortunately my wife makes excellent iced tea and killer lemonade

I have no plans of relapsing...I will story tell later about my hospital stay from hell
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Post  dckrsn Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:38 pm

Thirsty now.
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Post  Marleysky Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:21 pm

Congratulations Fred! Well Done Sir! Glad to hear you’re on the straight and narrow. It’s a tough row to hoe starting out, sounds like you’ve got the first month behind you. Don’t dismiss the whiners at the Local AA, you can ignore them and still learn from the others who are there to assist with keeping you upright and on track. I know I learned a LOT from watching others make and share their mistakes, so I didn’t have to! Shocked
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Post  getback Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:39 am

Welcome Back Fred , Yes Backslide is Bad Keep the Monkey abay !! model time !! RC Plane sunny
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Post  66 Malibu Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:13 pm

Fred,
Best news I've heard in a while !!!
I have all the faith in the world that you'll conquer this mountain as you have many others over the years.
Never give up !!!
May the Good Lord bless and keep you !!

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Post  roddie Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:19 pm

@fredvon4 wrote:thanks guys....I think I will not temp myself with low alcohol beer for a year or so.....but I do agree there are some foods that deserve a cold beer to enjoy...but for now I am not chemical addicted ant more, but the daily habits need constant attention...you know...reward of cold brew or two when grass is cut or weeds are wacked...fortunately my wife makes excellent iced tea and killer lemonade

I have no plans of relapsing...I will story tell later about my hospital stay from hell

I read this post while listening to "Let it Be". I love it when that happens! Hi Phred!
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Post  GallopingGhostler Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:26 pm

Fred, good to hear from you, don't even mess with the near beers, your wife has the right idea supporting you with drink you love without the addictive sting; keeping yourself busy helps to keep your mind on the right things.

1st Corinthians 10:13 wrote:No temptation has taken you, except that which is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond that which you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape, so that you may be able to endure it.

There's much more to life out there to explore. Keep the faith, keep busy, keep the Mrs. happy, find a small thing to help others with, and may be an airplane project or two is in order.
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Post  andrew Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:19 pm

Good on you, Fred!!! I admire your tenacity and determination.

My father was an alcoholic and I'm more than aware of the difficulties that can be brought to a family. I'm also mindful that there may be some evidence of an inherited tendency toward alcoholism, consequently, while I do drink, I have abided by a one drink self-imposed limit throughout my adult life -- it seems to have been effective.
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