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Unread 02-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #41
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552 days sober
2.2.2013 was exactly 1.5 years.
Made it through Superbowl 47, didn't bat an eye at the bar
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581 days sober.

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581 days sober.

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Sure is! Just found this thread, you are such and inspiration. Must be nice walking on your own! How is the numbness and tingling/pain did that get better?
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Unread 03-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #46
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Numbness and pain are gone. Every now and then I may get a cramp, but it dissipates quickly. My cane is in my Land Rover if I need it, but I have not touched it in weeks....

I still have a little trouble walking a long distance, get tired quick, but if I stop and rest I can handle it.....

One of the cool things too, I can stand on one leg to put my socks on now Hey, its the simple things.....
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Numbness and pain are gone. Every now and then I may get a cramp, but it dissipates quickly. My cane is in my Land Rover if I need it, but I have not touched it in weeks....

I still have a little trouble walking a long distance, get tired quick, but if I stop and rest I can handle it.....

One of the cool things too, I can stand on one leg to put my socks on now Hey, its the simple things.....
This info is what I have been looking for for so long,thank you icehouse!I too was a heavy drinker for years and developed this life robbing condition.have had it 4 or so years been on gab 300x4 amitriptyline 150 , oxy 5mg x3. I have quit drinking but I have not seen any relief.my numbness is still the same,but the neuropathy has seemed to have receded from above the knees to my lower legs which I feel any improvement is a huge plus! My dr. Doesn't think it's alcohol .from what I have been reading from people like yourself it has to be.I really am glad I found your posts, thank you for sharing it gives me hope for tomorrow! You are right it's the simple things that count.Good luck with your recovery !
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No, good luck with YOUR recovery. I am not familiar with the meds you are on, but MrsD will hopefully chime in. It is good to see that you are slowly getting better, I think the recovery time frame is different for everybody, perhaps I just got lucky

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No, good luck with YOUR recovery. I am not familiar with the meds you are on, but MrsD will hopefully chime in. It is good to see that you are slowly getting better, I think the recovery time frame is different for everybody, perhaps I just got lucky

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As a fellow hardcore drinker to another you didn't get lucky you fought and clawed your way back into life! I know how hard it is to quit drinking and you are living proof neuropathy gets better! I know it takes time to heal nerves , gives me hope, thanks for sharing your timeline.
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The reason I say "lucky" is that I have read numerous reports on nerve damage being deemed as permanent. Maybe there is a fine line between when its recoverable and when its not....
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