Author Topic: When Bootstraps Arenít Enough...5yrs off & HEALED...  (Read 8738 times)

[Buddie]

Re: When Bootstraps Arenít Enough...5yrs off & HEALED...
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2018, 01:39:14 am »
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Big congratulations on reaching 5 years benzo free!  What a wonderful accomplishment. 

I am new to this forum and it has already been very helpful.  I no longer feel alone in my suffering.  My husband and friends are very supportive, but nobody understands like someone who has been there.

I wish you continued health and happiness.  You deserve it!  We all do!

Angel
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[Buddie]

Re: When Bootstraps Arenít Enough...5yrs off & HEALED...
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2018, 05:38:04 am »
wow. thanks [...] 

truly inspiring with many sign posts along the way for us to implement
even if it isnt buying a harley or a hummer,  :laugh: :laugh: we can imagine our cars or bikes are that as we push through our own challenges and attempt new things too.

Thanks for writing your success story.

Many of us live alone with no support often and your story is inspirational.
Being housebound and unable to cope often is daunting on this journey.

may your written words give hope and help to many on this journey.

Your story has inspired and spurred me on again.

 :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: When Bootstraps Arenít Enough...Success can be ToughĒ
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2018, 01:15:24 pm »
My Dear [...],  :smitten: a huge congrats on your 5YrsFree, and an even BIGGER congrats on your success!  :balloon: Iím so incredibly happy for you! You are by far the most resilient and stubbornly positive person I know!

While Iíve heard pieces of your story before, Iíve never seen it shared in narrative form, and the power of your experience is taking my breath away. The obstacles you have overcomeÖwell, itís hard to find the right words, except to say that your strength is utterly amazing. :o

Youíre such a humble person, but I hope that for today at least, you can allow yourself to feel like a queen. Because in my eyes, you have what it takes to lead the way. Thank you for your courage and for your generosity in sharing.

love and hugs, :mybuddy:
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Dearest [...]-

Awe [...]..you make me  :-[

Thank -you so much for all of the encouragement & support over the years.  It has mean't so much :hug:

It really has been a long, daunting road for so many of us. Hopefully one day soon the medical community will  become enlightened & acknowledge the true suffering benzo's can cause for so many of us. Let us all never lose hope that the needless suffering from benzo withdrawal will one day cease to exist.

Thanks again for being there for me through the most difficult journey of my life!  :smitten: :mybuddy:




 
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[Buddie]

Re: When Bootstraps Arenít Enough...Success can be ToughĒ
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2018, 01:44:46 pm »
Thank-you [...]!



Dear [...],

I loved reading your story! You are a wonderful example of a ďbenzo warrior,Ē which is a mixture of tremendous courage, mental stamina, toughness of spirit and faith. Plus, you got spunk, hon. (I want to be like you when I grow up!:laugh: We all must take on at least some of these characteristics in order to persevere through the HELL of drug W/D.
 Since there are no shortcuts ( we all find that out eventually), there is only forward, one day at a time. Like it or not, we cannot do this alone. You found help and community here.  This site is a life-giving place. It is God ordained; a place where hope reigns; a form of heaven on earth. It is a place where we come to heal.
Thanks for putting it out there. Thanks, also, for giving back. Your service to the rest of us bozos/benzos is an act of pure love.

With sincere gratitude,
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Hey [...]-

You are funny  :laugh:

It is true that there are no "short cuts" we indeed must go through... the only way out is through...  :wacko:

You will get there too! Try not to get discouraged when things get rough...perseverance my friend!

 :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: When Bootstraps Arenít Enough...5yrs off & HEALED...
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2018, 05:03:48 pm »
Thank you for posting your story [...], It is going to inspire a lot of people.  It was a tough time for you, I  loved your determination to get through it, no matter what.   I can identify with the symptoms causing injuries, I got some battle wounds too.  Its  great to read just  how far you have come, well done girl and keep those bootstraps pulled up!

You certainly keep yourself busy at the homestead [...], wow I am impressed!   I admire your courage...and having a sense of humour helps as well. lol I am so thankful you  accepted your team role, I know this will benefit the forum greatly.... it takes some guts to ride a motorbike....  Rock on girl



Love

[...]  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: When Bootstraps Arenít Enough...5yrs off & HEALED...
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2018, 06:21:00 pm »
Dear [...], you rock! And have been a blessing to me. Thank you for your support to me through the years. I am so thrilled to read your success story. I know you have been through so much and reading your story shows me just how much you went through. You are brave and very courageous and I am proud to know you. Thank you for your service to BBS.

Love you
[...] :smitten: :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: When Bootstraps Arenít Enough...5yrs off & HEALED...
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2018, 06:43:53 pm »
Wow, [...]!  Thanks so much for sharing your story. It helps so much to hear from people who have made it through this nightmare. It definitely gives us hope.
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[Buddie]

Re: When Bootstraps Arenít Enough...5yrs off & HEALED...
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2018, 06:21:53 pm »
Love your approach to driving. Perhaps I should upgrade to a Hummer. Hehe. It's been the toughest thing for me to persevere through. I'm fearful and I tremble, but must do it daily.

Your story is amazing, [...]. Thank you so much for sharing. Many blessings to you.  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: When Bootstraps Arenít Enough...5yrs off & HEALED...
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2018, 10:05:03 pm »
Hello [...], finally joining63 & [...]

I am so glad you have found inspiration & hope from my story. This was the sole purpose of me sharing it...your responses have made my day! You all will get there too. Just seems to take much longer than we wall want for a full recovery. Try to stay positive & keep yourselves distracted when things seem hopeless. Time truly is the healer...  :smitten:


[...],

Huge HUGE congratulations to you, you warrior!  What a beautifully written and fantastic success story you have shared with us.  THANK YOU!  I'm in tears from reading it, both in empathy and joy for you!  You have truly inspired me today (yep I'm a newbie).  I'm so awestruck that you were and are strong enough to have accomplished this while living on your own, being home bound for 3 years, not giving up and here you are on the other side.  I'm also a very creative person who feels deadened by this benzo experience wondering if I will ever enjoy making art, working with wood and furniture, making music and getting back to my garden again. You are amazing.  I love what you shared about all the creative things you do, there is so much joy that emanates through your post about what you are now doing! 

I love how you described the feel of riding your Harley!  I'm overwhelmed and brain is muddied up so it's hard to articulate just how much I wish to about your story.  Thank you for remaining active here on BB and having the goodness in your heart to be here to connect not only with your long time friends, but with us newbies. 

I'm beside myself and so sooooo happy for you!  You deserve it all!!  CONGRATULATIONS again and THANK YOU!!   :smitten: 8)

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Hey [...]

Thank you!  :smitten:

We sure do have a lot in common  :D. I am so sorry that you are having the benzo induced "muddied brain" syndrome (this will go away) You will most definitely get back your creativity & at some point you will be able do & enjoy all of the things you did previous to benzo poison. It may take awhile, but it will ALL come back! Don't ever think any different  :thumbsup:

Hang in there my friend!  8)


justkeep swimming

Your welcome! just keep on swimming towards the light... no matter how bad you feel remember this is only temporary. When it is all said & done you will feel like you can accomplish anything because you have survived the most challenging times in your life!


Angel
 Thank-You! Welcome to the forum! You are right ..we ALL deserve good health & happiness. Glad you are finding supportive peolr around the forum.


wow. thanks [...] 

truly inspiring with many sign posts along the way for us to implement
even if it isnt buying a harley or a hummer,  :laugh: :laugh: we can imagine our cars or bikes are that as we push through our own challenges and attempt new things too.

Thanks for writing your success story.

Many of us live alone with no support often and your story is inspirational.
Being housebound and unable to cope often is daunting on this journey.

may your written words give hope and help to many on this journey.

Your story has inspired and spurred me on again.

 :smitten:


Hi [...]

I am very glad that you find inspiration & feel "spurred on"from my story. I am flattered.  Yes, attempt new things & force yourself each & every day. It was extremely difficult when one lives alone, but ya know what, I think that being alone & housebound can have it's own advantages too like having NO external pressures from anyone or anything to rattle our already sensitive CNS. Hang in there skyblue..it only gets better as time progresses & try to focus on any positive changes as small as they may be :thumbsup:

Thank you for posting your story [...], It is going to inspire a lot of people.  It was a tough time for you, I  loved your determination to get through it, no matter what.   I can identify with the symptoms causing injuries, I got some battle wounds too.  Its  great to read just  how far you have come, well done girl and keep those bootstraps pulled up!

You certainly keep yourself busy at the homestead [...], wow I am impressed!   I admire your courage...and having a sense of humour helps as well. lol I am so thankful you  accepted your team role, I know this will benefit the forum greatly.... it takes some guts to ride a motorbike....  Rock on girl



Love

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Hi [...]!

I do hope my story is inspirational...that is why we share them right 8) Thanks for your kind words. YOU my friend, have been such an inspiration on this forum for so many years. Your dedication is remarkable :angel: Yes, the sense of humour is a MUST! You always do have the cutest "mini gifs" ... LOVE the cool motorcycle gif!  Wish I could still ride like that....maybe 30 years ago  :D :laugh:

This is more like it these days:



Hey [...]!!

Thank you for being so supportive! Even when struggling yourself, you have always been so supportive to others who are struggling. Your inner strength & resilience is second to none. Hang in there dear [...], one day soon you too will be sharing your success story! :smitten:


Hi [...]

I am glad you find hope with hearing my story. You will get there too...try to stay strong...it gets does better I can promise you that!
 :smitten:


Love your approach to driving. Perhaps I should upgrade to a Hummer. Hehe. It's been the toughest thing for me to persevere through. I'm fearful and I tremble, but must do it daily.

Your story is amazing, [...]. Thank you so much for sharing. Many blessings to you.  :smitten:

Hello [...]

 :laugh:  The Hummer did serve a purpose for a short while...but was not rugged enough for my taste (H3 to new) so I got rid of that tank a couple of years ago... :laugh: That is awesome you are able to drive...you are very brave my friend. Thanks for the kind  words &  blessing right back to you too!
 :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: When Bootstraps Arenít Enough...5yrs off & HEALED...
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2018, 01:33:36 pm »
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What an inspiring post written by a strong and determined woman. We can all learn from you and how you've conquered the benzo demon.

I love that you got a Harley and a Hummer, strong machines for a strong person.  You've triumphed over a lot of trauma and here you are, willing to help others while they are in their journey.

We are so lucky to have you on the team, you bring a spark, a light, a ray of hope for our members. Thank you so much.

Love,

[...]  :smitten:

BTW, can I 'shop' in your garden and I do need some soap.  ;)
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