Giving up the booze

Can I?!!!

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25/09/2012 at 18:11

Hi all,

AgentGinger that sounds like a sensible way of doing it, good luck with it. Hangovers are a nightmare.

25/09/2012 at 18:22

Hi all,

Cinders I have a vivacity 20ft. She's only as high as a bar inside, but just about the right size to camp on her for a week or so.

Sorry people, teachers attitude really got to me, its why I don't do groups, espcially classroom work, nothingschanged for me since school.

It's lovely weather out there, Half of me wants o get drunk Wednessday, the other half says no. Spend it on a Sub 4 most rain training top. It's 45 quid.

What's people's thought on sub 4 running rain tops?


25/09/2012 at 18:29

Sinbad, don't be sorry, I don't think that teacher's attitude is nice at all.  I'm not surprised you felt humiliated.  Did you get a response from calling them? 

AG, that's a very sensible way of doing things.  Hope you work out what's best.


25/09/2012 at 18:49

she listened, then said I should speak to manager who knows my history.

Been there two many times with teachers like her.

Just don't wan to get drunk Wednesday or rest of week. She's just wasted my time thats all.

hope you all had a better day.


25/09/2012 at 19:16

Thanks to those for the welcome

Sunluvva - that was a sad read in many ways.  I really do hope you get back out to Spain, your heart's clearly there.  It's awful to see what is going on over there.  If we thought we had it bad here, it's nothing compared to poor Spain.  I hope you find a way to sort out your private situation, it doesn't sound like a whole lotta fun

Been raining in Manchester now without stopping since Sunday and due to carry on all night.  I have a special can of whoop ass put to one side for United Utilities if they even dare to think about imposing a hosepipe ban anytime in the next 24 months.

26/09/2012 at 12:54

Hi all,

An update about teacher at college. I wrote what happened down, and showed it to the manager who had heard about what happened. Little did I know but they have put in funding for a support worker within the class, as I can't keep up with the teachers instructions on specific tasks, but not to do the work for me. However, If I do struggle with learning for a specific task then that is there for me. So it only depends on this new manager that starts Thursday.

Yes Spain has got it well bad, I just  read tv text news, things just seem to be getting worse for them

Cinders I usually get very drunk when something like this happens, but not this time. I have come home, and had a small fish and chips as a treat for not getting drunk. Just got to motivate myself to go for a run now. I'm jealous of all your goodie bags from races.

Sunluvva I'm convinced you will get back to Spain, its not if but when.

I don't know if you saw my post, about me originally coming from Manchester Strangely Brown, but I was born in Burnage.

I'm convinced that it is because of your welcoming me into this can I give up the booze thread, that has stopped me from getting drunk today, thank you all. It just makes it so that come not back into an empty home, but somewhere, that I can listen to you all, as well as getting through difficult days like today. Thankyou. 

Edited: 26/09/2012 at 13:12
26/09/2012 at 13:13

cheers. My next test will be this weekend. Having a poker night on friday at a mates house, then supposed to be doing 6-7 miles on Saturday. If I stick to 3 beers and get a bit of a lie in on saturday, I should be ok to make it round, any more than that and I'll be struggling to even get out of the house with my trainers on.

26/09/2012 at 13:14

actually, probably wise if i sip very slowly at my drink and let everyone else get drunk, and I can fleece the lot of them

26/09/2012 at 13:16

Hi AgentGinger,

Just enjoy your night of poker.

26/09/2012 at 16:05

Afternoon all, and welcome AgentGinger   Good luck at the poker, in  more ways than one.

Sinbad, you've handled that situation very well. I hope you enjoyed your fish and chips, you deserved it! We're very much in favour of rewarding ourselves for victories, small and large.  And if this thread helped, that's brilliant - it's what we do here, provide a safe, non-judgemental place for people to unload, but the botton line is it's YOU that managed to not go out and get smashed. Well done.

I hope the support worker to help you handle the classroom stuff works out.

I'm still dying of man-flu, and I'm off to the hospital with my eyes tomorrow. I'm a tad concerned because they really are not good at the mo.

Edited: 26/09/2012 at 16:06
26/09/2012 at 16:31

Hi all,

Thanks for that yeo, I hope that in time I can help someone when they a ccideently find this web site and thread as I have.

Sorry to hear about your eyes, i hope you can get them sorted tomorrow. Ar man flu, it gets to us all eventually . Hope it clears soon.

And yes I even went for a training session this afternoon, and got caught up in a couple of showers, I couldn't believe it I enjoyed getting wet!! Its one way of getting frustrations out of yourself.

Hope the day has gone well for people.


26/09/2012 at 16:34

Welcome Agent Ginger, I like your thinking on the poker night, sounds like a plan to me 

Sinbad, I'm pleased to hear you're getting some help now, can you get help for the PTSD earlier as it will help your other problems.  The personaltiy problem stems from the PTSD so it makes sense to get the help for that first.  I know it can be difficult to get the help you need, that's why I said my foster daughter is lucky, despite all her troubles she's getting the therapy she needs so hopefully it won't affect her when she's older.  She'll never forget about what happened to her but she should be able to put it away somewhere in her head so it doesn't ruin her life.

I hope you realise you've just done two massively great things by talking to the college and complaining and by choosin gnot to drink.  You really should be feeling very proud of those two achievements.  Next time you feel a 'wobble' coming on remember what you've already achieved and let it give you the strength you need to choose ot do the right thing.  I can't add any more than what Yeo said, you'll get the support you're looking for here and if you do wobble no one will judge you.

Poor Yeo, not another bout of man flu - must be all that time you spent in the pool at Center Parcs.

Cinders - I still haven't been out for a run yet - what am I to do...................

26/09/2012 at 17:17

Hi all,

Thanks for that Sunluvva. I have asked for help with the PTS, but they want me to finish the sessions im in now. That finishes on the 6th November, so they will discuss with me where I want to go next.

I already have a Bsc in psychology, I just want to bridge the gap between the degree and the maths and English. In Janurary I  start a course full or part time, which helps you gain all you health and safety at work and lots of other stuff about getting back to work. September next year I will either do an MA in psychological therapies, or if I get a volunteer posistion in delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy I will go for my MSc is that. So things are happenning, and going in the direction, and I have the right people to help get me there proffessional to, But its so easy to start running before you can walk, like with jogging.

Hope you have had a good day Sunluvva.

You really are an inspiration  you know. I'm sure with you and your husband help, you will be able to help the young child learn the life skills to minimise any hic hups they youngester may experience throughout her life.

I didn't put in a omplaint. I simple wrote down how I felt in the class room situation, and how she made me feel. I am slowly learning that confrontation is not the only way to get things moving.

Hope people are well, and not get caught up in the rain. Yes i will try and remember todays progress.

26/09/2012 at 22:41

We've had some fab rainbows here today so not all rain!

SL, we will be fine, we will amble round Titsey

Yeo, hope all goes ok tomorrow.  What's wrong with your eyes?

27/09/2012 at 11:18

If we had rainbows I missed them Cinders - the sun is trying hard to peek through now but whether it manages it or not is another thing.  We'll get round Titsey (snigger) alright but I'll just be very slow.  I was going to running club with kc tonight but she's off school again, got a rotten cold, looks dreadful and has just had an upset stomach   I might just go on my own.

Yes, what's the matter with your eyes Yeo , hope they're ok x

They tend not to want to overlap different therapies  Sinbad but it does seem to be the wrong way round to me - but I'm no expert!  You'll probably end up having CBT yourself, I think it's one of the most successful methods to help adults with PTSD. Great to see that despite your challenges you have achieved so much, it's hard to learn new things when there's so much going on in your head but you've managed it - massive well done to you   My little girl is in school but not learning anything, she needs to be in a special school where they can cope with emotional behaviour.

Must finish my report, she's got another LAC review coming up in 2weeks and the deadline to get it in is tomorrow - shame I can't get a deferment as she's been off school for a week so not had time to do it - I can only crack on now cos she's upstairs - wants to stay close to the loo!

27/09/2012 at 14:10


Hope you got on ok with your eyes Yeo.

SL, any chance of getting KC into a school that can help her?  Is that what the reports are for? 

VLM rejection mag arrived today, quel surprise!  Might try and find another mara next year instead.

27/09/2012 at 15:28

Crikey rejection mags already - had almost forgotten about VLM.  Monster manic at work just lately.  Hoping to get out for a run tonight.  Haven't run since my 8 miles on Sunday so will be interesting to see how it goes.

Hope all is well Yeo.

Stick in there Sinbad - things will come right

27/09/2012 at 15:38

*sticks head round the door, waves*  Afternoon everyone, just a quick catch up so only skimmed through. 

Well done on not drinking Sinbad, as SL says, once you've done it once you can use it to draw on when you are tempted again.

Welcome along AgentGinger, hope you stayed sober at poker and cleaned them all out!!

Hope everyone else is doing ok, commiserations to those that got rejection letters   Am a bit busy over on 'The Dark Side' at the moment, trying to get stuff sorted for the bike for the little ride with Victoria Pendleton next weekend!  Oh, my, is it really only a week on Sunday   Mr TST gave Jessica a big service, which she needed as she's been a bit neglected, so now I need to get out on her and make sure there are no problems with the gears or anything. 

*waves again as podgy butt disappears out the door*

27/09/2012 at 17:21

Hi all,

AgentGinger (hope thats right). I have only been in here for a coupleof weeks, and you cannot find a nicer and supportive group anywhere eslse, unless its the other forums (thought I had better acknowlege them, as I do go in a couple of otthers occassioally). .

Thanks Trigger 2 for that.

I only skimmed over a couple of posts so far, as I have been shakibg a little. As I have just entered the Manchester 2013 Marathon, my first one as I think brain and body hasn't worked out how it feels together yet .

Well I'm off to have something to eat now, if I cabn stop shaking long enough.

I think it is Yeo, how did it go at the hospital?


27/09/2012 at 17:43

Not well, thanks for asking.

The background is, I've had glaucoma for ages, diagnosed in 1987 but it's been no big deal as so far it's been controlled by eyedrops.  BUT I haven't been seen at hospital lately, not since I moved from Norwich and probably not for a year or two back then. I haven't been bothered as it's just been an annual check up and carry on with the drops. 

When I went to Specsavers a couple of weeks ago they wouldn't test my eyes until I got seen at the hospital - apparently they should have refered me last year but the letter didn't get sent. By now I was starting to get worried as the sight in my right eye has deteriorated to the point of being useless. But I managed to get an appointment for today.

Anyway, I spent 3 hours in the clinic this morning while they did all sorts of nasty tests, and the upshot of all that is the pressure in both eyes is too high, and I've got a cataract in my right eye.

So I've got to go under the knife

The plan is to have stronger eyedrops, go back to see if the pressure's dropped in 6 weeks, if so go on the list to have the cataract op, if not, go on the list for the cataract and surgery for the glaucoma as well

Anyway, hope everybody else had a better day, I'm off to google cataracts


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