hammered dog shit

The Face (day 8): “It’s day 8 and as you promised I am feeling so much better than last week when I felt like hammered dog shit…lol….  I ran this morning for two miles and even though my pace was slow it feels good taking control of my life again. Alcohol ravaged so much and took away my life for years and finally with your positive support and this challenge I am making head way bringing myself back. Thank you for this challenge and being a part of my journey. Christmas is coming and I may not have exactly as I wished for but the best gift of all is ringing the holidays sober and with a clear head and I think that just might be the best gift of all. Day 8 and sober no matter what.”


i like this email for lots of reasons. particularly the image of hammered dog shit, god don’t I know what that feels like. And yes, i know that getting sober isn’t the magic cure-all for life, but hitting that 7-9 day window is like having the sun shine directly into your head. the last dregs of the booze are finally gone and it’s a tiny glimpse into what life might be like without it. if you’re struggling with getting past day 4, i’d encourage you to *hide in bed* until day 7-9. Then you can come out and see if there’s sunshine in your head. it just might happen 🙂

Happy Happy Happy Day 180 to BK today!
She is a sober rockstar.


I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • Congrats to bk!

    Face, I, too, felt like hammered dog shit last week. I couldn’t figure out why I felt so bad when I hadn’t had a drop to drink the night before. I mentioned it to Belle, who gave me some invaluable advice. Your body is restoring and regenerating during this time. Hunker down on the couch with comfort food, books, tv, whatever you need to cocoon yourself! It worked – the fog lifted! I feel soooo much better, and am looking forward to my first sober Christmas in a very long time… Belle rocks!

  • Right on Face, you’ve made it past the roughest spot, in my personal opinion. Now comes the part where we replace what we’ve been doing with what we want to be doing-like running two miles !~! Major Congrats on that accomplishment; you’re doing so very very well. Stay the course. We’re here for you.