Saturday, January 26, 2008

THE DOCTOR’S OPINION - Step 1

A well-known doctor, chief physician at a nationally prominent hospital specializing in alcoholic and drug addiction Pxxi

I attended a patient who, though he had been a competent businessman of good earning capacity, was an alcoholic of a type I had come to regard as hopeless. Pxxi

Competent business woman? yep all the qualifications, lots of effort, but couldnt do a days work and add value to the profits of the company consistantly!

Hopeless? Yes, no matter how much effort I tried to do what the asked, I couldnt, I lost hope.

As part of his rehabilitation he commenced to present his conceptions to other alcoholics, impressing upon them that they must do likewise with still others Pxxi

present conceptions to other alcoholics? Yes, I must Pass it on, give it away to keep it? What? My peace of mind... my attitude? yes to maintain this I have to be willing to pass on EVERYTHING that has been passed on to me, everything I have heard and everything I have done... sounds alot, but its not that hard really, it just means being willing to be of service, whenever the situations arises, compassion for new people, patience, keep it simple, anyone that needs it, just like what was done for me! The key is just to be willing and try... regardless.

This man and over one hundred others appear to have recovered.
From what? A Hopeless state

have I? yes
Do I ever feel hopeless? without hope? fleetingly, and then I pray or pick up the phone... and it passes and I get grateful again

These men may well have a remedy for thousands of such situations xxiv
There may well be no such thing as a hopeless case...

I thought it couldnt work for me? yes, and I was wrong, it even worked for me.

more later
I am tired
thanks for all your well wishes
God Bless

3 comments:

Shadow said...

it's scary how many 'functioning' alcoholics there are around. sadly, that functioning to the outside world only.

ann without wine said...

It is wonderful that it worked for you and just as wonderful that you are here, supporting others. Thank you for all of your comments. Your an inspiration.

Kathy Lynne said...

Yes, I was functioning all right. Like a robot. I managed my job because it became too easy and I could do it with my eyes closed. That's probably why I stayed so long. Now I'm clear and can see what will need to be done in due course. I thought I would learn how not to drink but I have learned so much more. Get some rest.....