05 April 2018

An ALCOHOLIC Allusion to CANCER (Before I Knew I Had IT)


"Like an older uncle or grandfather at a family reunion, beckoned to tell again some infamously funny and poignant story from his own life to a rapt audience of shiny faces aglow with anticipation, the story of my disease takes on a life of its own, a separate reality, these alcoholic memories. Like a mutant cancer cell dividing, dividing, dividing, even memories can forget and a cancer can return and a drink can reach my hand. In memory I can forget what it means to be an alcoholic. My insane memory can become insanity again. And I must not forget."
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Now, years later, the tools I have learned and used to remain sober have come into play again in my life as I face cancer.
I can do this, I can survive this.
Addiction has prepared me for this.
Yesterday will become tomorrow as I live through each day, sober and alive.


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"Nothing matters more than that we remain sober because when we remain sober everything matters more."
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#Alcoholism #Addiction #Recovery
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Passages in quotes are excerpted from ALL DRINKING ASIDE: The Destruction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction of an Alcoholic Animal http://amzn.to/1bX6JyO
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