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B.hopeful , 09 Oct 2012


A little bit, yes. I got a little big headed and wrapped my head around my fingers, making them my focus. Look at my fingers! Don't they look good? I've done it!! Whereas leaving them be outside of my head was my trick. Heck, I even posted and boasted on here about my accomplishment and how "anyone can do it"! Well yes, but we can also mess up a little too. I did not relapse horribly. I picked one finger raw in one place. Everything else I've"maintenance picked" so you can't even tell thankfully. We all make mistakes and its a matter of catching those mistakes before they get out of hand. My weakness is my son. He is also my inspiration. We had a scary dr appt that turned out to be absolutely nothing, but you know how drs make you worry.. :-/ and my son is the light of my world... So I worry 100x more than I would if it were an appt for me. So. Cheers to those of you who have relapsed. You know what it is to need to pick yourself back up and jump back on that horse and keep on keepin on. Lets take it one day at a time. Remember everyone makes mistakes, and if you haven't, you might, you might not. Don't beat yourself up, it will only make the picking worse. So I have a bandaid wrapped around my finger right now... I'm not going to make it 2 bandaids. I got this. I've done it before and ill do it again. I've successfully quit picking twice and both times I've relapsed have been significantly less picking than before. Lets all support each other and encourage each other through the good times and the bad. :-)
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October 12, 2012
Good for you for staying positive and not being too hard on yourself. You're right, when trying to overcome an addiction- any kind of addiction- you WILL occasionally relapse. But that doesn't mean you should give up on yourself and go back to your old habits.

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