Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Needs & Wants

This is a bar in Galveston, Texas.
While I've been to Galveston hundreds of times, I can't remember ever seeing this place.
But I've known many other ones, just with different names.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for a fruitful talk with my sponsor last night -- I needed that

that it's his 6th AA birthday today

that I'm back to feeling normal again today, whatever the hell that is

for a great! Step 9 meeting yesterday -- after completing my initial 9th step with my sponsor and making all the necessary amends, my life changed dramatically as my recovery progressed to a higher level

that I had a physical exam yesterday with my new doctor; pending the blood work results, I'm healthy as an (aging) horse, although ... I am suffering from the initial phases of P.A.D. (click if you're interested).

that Sonny of Lambda Center had successful surgery yesterday and is now recuperating in ICU

that I can fill in for him and make coffee at 6:30am on weekdays until his return

EVERYTHING I NEED IS PROVIDED.
EVERYTHING I WANT I HAVE TO WORK FOR.
Denial Is Not a River in Egypt

10 comments:

Greg said...

Good morning Daave, Have a Good day today. I dont know why I have started doing this but this week I have tried to publish a post and make it to your blog "Before you publish...You have beat me every day so far...anyways Hope all goes well for you today.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

And I my friend am grateful for you.
I see you,
JJ

Mary Christine said...

Glad you are healthy as a horse. I wonder if the doc mentioned anything about smoking and PAD? OK, I will shut up now. Take Care my friend. Glad you are feeling like yourself again.

sirreene said...

A walking time bomb! I am sure once aware of that it can be extinquished?

dAAve said...

MC ... of course she mentioned that if I would quit smoking now, the symptoms would totally disappear. It's reversible (at this stage).

Daily Piglet said...

Galveston Texas, boy howdie! I remember tossing this location around with my co-workers b/c NONE of us wanted to go :)!

As for you and your PAD, my thoughts and prayers to you. I wonder if you switched to a complete vegetarian diet would that make a difference? I do know that clogged arteries can only be reversed by a vegetarian diet and not surgery.

I've gone a lot of research in animal versus vegetable proteins. And most men in general would rather die then give up meat.... I'm just sayin'

Tab said...

A bar is a bar,a toxic graveyard for sanity.RIP alcohol consumption.

About this P.A.D. business.
If you are in the early stages and it CAN still be reversed.It may be a really GOOD time to consider getting rid of those cigarettes.
If Bob can quit,lord knows , anyone can! He will be the first to tell you this too..(FYI..I am referring to MY Bob, not JJ's ! LOL )

I am going t share your quote at the bottom of your post,with someone I know..Thank you for sharing~

Gwen said...

Glad your feeling "normal" again ;)

Sober Chick said...

It is funny where you find the bars. You inspired me to take a picture of one, I will try to do so tonight and post it tomorrow. I like where this one bar is placed, you will see why.

Happy Birthday to your sponsor!

Mr. H.K. said...

Hm. Sounds like you know what you have to do next.

I know you can do it.

You're strong!