I am still here, still sober but really struggling to shift this cold bug I have had for over a week. I don’t remember having had anything like this for a very long time. I am completely washed out.
I have been feeling low about how hard I am finding fighting this bug off. But my therapist pointed out that coping with being ill is another sober first just like my first sober holiday or first alcohol free birthday celebration. I think that is quite helpful. Ridiculous as it might sound,I would have continued drinking even feeling like this. I would have figured that a bottle of wine would help me to sleep and numb my sore throat. That’s what I would have told myself at least.
So I am trying to look at this as another sober milestone of sorts. I just hope that when I’ve pasted this particular milestone, I won’t have to go through this again for a long, long time.