It's My Birthday!!

By Young1s Latest Reply 2012-01-03 14:52:12 -0600
Started 2011-12-30 12:05:20 -0600

It's my birthday DC. I don't feel older but I do feel wiser.

I've managed to remain sober and will be marking 3 months (without relapse) very soon. This is truly a miracle for me and I'm so proud to be able to say that. I haven't celebrated my birthday without drinking in many, many years. It's going to be different, maybe even strange, but I think I will get through the day just fine. I'm still fighting off the urges but they're not as strong these days. When faced with temptations, I've been occupying my mind and my time with other things/activities, and it seems to be working. But I'm not out of the woods yet, and may never be, so one day at a time will remain my goal for staying alcohol free.

I owe a great deal of my new found wisdom to All of you. I've learned a lot within these past few months about this thing called diabetes. You've answered my questions (and still do), led me to useful information, showed me different/better ways of dealing and maintaining, encouraged me to remain strong in my journey, and so much more. I'm truly grateful for all the love and support you show me every day.

My family surprised me with breakfast in bed and has instructed me to take it easy all weekend, and leave Everything up to them. Is that awesome or what. I'm sure they're planning a couple of things but that was enough of a gift for me.

Birthday hugs to you all and be blessed.

68 replies

Jan8 2012-01-02 19:14:53 -0600 Report

Happy belated birthday. Mine was the 27th. Congrats on one day at a time. The way my bgs are if i had a drink I'd fall flat on my face. So no alchohol for me either!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-01-01 19:22:30 -0600 Report


Happy birthday!!! And congratulations on your sobriety. You're right, it's one day at a time. But you're doing it. Support means a lot, doesn't it? I am glad that you are with us here on Diabetic Connect. You might also want to check out Addictions Connect, if you haven't already. We can also use new recruits on our support team.

So glad to hear that your family surprised you. Nothing like feeling the love on your birthday.

And Happy New Year while we're at it!

Stay in touch!


Young1s 2012-01-01 21:20:58 -0600 Report

Thank you Dr. Gary for the birthday cheer. And yes, I am very grateful for all of the support I receive from here and otherwise. It's why I am able to remain focused and resist the urges. And speaking of which, I have checked out AC. I don't post there as often, but I do check in every so often. Happy New Year to your as well.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-01-02 21:48:48 -0600 Report

HI! I am glad to hear that DC is such a great support for you. I think this is an incredible community! Great to be in touch with you. Please keep me posted!

'Second Chance'
'Second Chance' 2011-12-31 17:30:48 -0600 Report

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, pcyoung38!! I hope your day was a blessed one, and I'm wishing that you have a 'HAPPY NEW YEAR' as well.

Young1s 2011-12-31 17:52:54 -0600 Report

Thank you. It was a blessed one and I was pampered by my family; both yesterday and today. Wishing you and yours a New Year full of love, hope, support, strength, and peace.

Type1Lou 2011-12-31 13:32:39 -0600 Report

Belatedly wishing you a very happy birthday Patricia! Wishing you the best of everything in the year to come!

Young1s 2011-12-31 14:27:21 -0600 Report

Thank you Lou. I appreciate the wishes, whenever and however they come. I see yours is tomorrow. Happy early birthday fellow Capricorn.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-12-30 19:43:15 -0600 Report

(((((CONGRADULATIONS))))) IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND ALMOST YOUR 3 MONTH BIRTHDAY, again (((((CONGRADULATIONS))))). Your doing so well and I'm very proud of you. Alot of things will seem stange as you venture on your walk, but I have faith in you. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Again Happy Birthday, I'm so happy you have family support in your life and on your birthday. Hugs to you, Peggy… Remember you'll always have me…

Young1s 2011-12-30 21:12:44 -0600 Report

Thank you V. Your support and enthusiam for my success means a lot to me. It's good to know you're always in my corner.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-12-31 15:40:11 -0600 Report

Patricia: I'll always be in your corner. May the New Year bring you New Hopes, New
Horizons and New Promises. Your always in my thoughts and prayers. Peggy

Harlen 2011-12-30 18:13:47 -0600 Report

Way to go
I have ben sober fo 20 years gee wizz thats a long time lol lol
I dont mis it and I love life much more now
Your a lucky person
Best wishes

Young1s 2011-12-30 21:07:20 -0600 Report

Thank you Harlen. That is long and awesome. I'm going to be just like you when I grow up! Notice I didn't say "want to be".

Harlen 2011-12-30 21:27:34 -0600 Report

I am just not going to grow up. Not ever Lol
It was not easy and there where a LOT of hard spote But this is how I have got to look at it
If you cant fix it or make it even a little better F***k it .
I am not one that gives up and that was hard to learn for me .
I hope I have not afended you with being blunt
Best wishes

Young1s 2011-12-30 22:49:08 -0600 Report

Not at all. I can cuss with the best and worst of them. I just haven't showed you guys that yet. ;)

jayabee52 2011-12-31 00:51:33 -0600 Report

but why do that? I can do that too, but it is just so ——- lacking in imagination! I'd rather "cuss you out" and leave the person feeling What did he say? I can say the same things as the crude language but say it in language which could be used properly in mixed company! Now THAT tends to be a challenge to my imagination. (I've done it on discussion boards from time to time)

Caroltoo 2011-12-30 16:41:59 -0600 Report

Happy Birthday, Patricia. Your journey is a challengiing one and you have come so far with such success. I am so proud of the determination you have show and the success you are experiencing. Thank you, also, for sharing your families response. It is encouraging for your d.c. family to hear that your own family loves, charishes, and supports you. May it be a wonderful day and the beginning of a wonderful year filled with happiness and joy for you, my friend. Carol

Young1s 2011-12-30 17:33:22 -0600 Report

Thank you Carol. I finally feel ready to accept and win this one. My family has been true to their word and have been treating me like a queen. I could get use to this.

pixsidust 2011-12-30 15:40:55 -0600 Report

This is a glorious occasion and much cause for celebration.
I celebrate your Life!

May it be long, filled with Love, Laughter, Learning and all those you hold dear!

Young1s 2011-12-30 17:29:52 -0600 Report

Thank you Christy. Your kind and heartfelt wishes have me sitting here with a huge smile on my face.

jayabee52 2011-12-30 14:54:27 -0600 Report

Many Happy returns Patricia! Please look in your DC inbox.

You are most welcome and thank you for your very kind words re our love and support. For my part I am just "paying it forward" (and sometimes back too) for the support and love I have received over the years with DC.

Young1s 2011-12-30 17:17:22 -0600 Report

Thank you James. It's this cycle of giving and receiving, unconditionally, that makes DC so special.

Nick1962 2011-12-30 14:39:32 -0600 Report

Happy Birthday Patricia! Congrats on all you've acomplished so far! I've heard the hardest part of any fight isn't the fight itself, its putting on the gloves and taking that first swing, which you've certainly done! Wishes for many more for you and best to the family for being in your corner.

Young1s 2011-12-30 17:15:55 -0600 Report

Thank you Rich (or do you prefer Nick). The fight is getting easier. I thank God for that daily.

Nick1962 2011-12-30 17:29:39 -0600 Report

Makes no difference. Don't need to say that stick with it the good Lord will have you a prize fighter in no time.

Old-n-Grey-n-Wiser 2011-12-30 14:22:03 -0600 Report

If the weather forecast wasn't so poor I could always drive down and celebrate with you, your only about 4 hours away.;) LOL


Young1s 2011-12-30 17:09:05 -0600 Report

Wow, that is close Tom. I hope that poor weather includes snow though. I'm a true winter baby. Loooove me some snow.

jnblair 2011-12-30 13:20:20 -0600 Report

Happy Birthday to you and many many more and have a wonderful New Yearwith all the best wishes in the world.

dietcherry 2011-12-30 12:12:26 -0600 Report



(hope your ears arent bleeding…much!)