Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Keep Coming Back

My name is Charlie, and I'm a compulsive overeater.

::Hi, Charlie!::

I just went to my first meeting in months and months. I'm so glad I did. And the cool thing was, I did it while I was sitting here in my PJs... It was an online meeting. You can check it out here.

I can't seem to even get a day of abstinence put together here, but for some reason I have hope today. I got to a meeting! Miracles happen. And I actually stayed present for most of it, not surfing the net or playing with iTunes. There was a lot of people and a lot of recovery. I shared, just my discouragement and struggle, and I felt welcomed. I remembered that I have a home in OA.

I woke up on Sunday to excruciating pain in my left foot. I finally went to the doctor today and had it diagnosed as gout. I didn't know anything about gout before, but man, I do now. It is not cool. But he gave me some pretty strong drugs (I feel totally stoned right now), and my foot is starting to feel better.

Now. Tomorrow is a new day. God, help me, one day at a time, to find you in the abstinence.


Anonymous said...

*hugs* JenL here! I had to check out your blog! I have kicked around the idea of blogging to keep myself accountable. Great to see you tonight! Keep coming back! Blessings in recovery to you!

Charlie O. Edinburgh said...

Thank you, JenL... I *will* keep coming back. It's the only way...