Do I dare post something positive? Fear of jinxing, lol.

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by DDD, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    What to heck. All I've posted is yucky stuff for the past six weeks or so...time for a change. difficult child#1 (still easy child/difficult child in my heart as you guys know) tells me he quit drinking when I got sick and that he is proud of himself because he hasn't had more than one drink in three weeks. Sure hope that's true. He did tell me that he and his girlfriend usually share a small blunt before bedtime but that's the only smoking going on too.

    After thirteen years of pills, pot, mega booze, ridiculous amounts of womanizing, gambling etc. etc. I am "cautiously" optimistic. One thing that has always been consistent is that he loves his "Mama" and doesn't hesitate to share that info with the world. Maybe the fear of losing me has been an eye opener.
    on the other hand maybe it is a difficult child fantasy that we are all so familiar with..sigh. Just thought I'd share. DDD
  2. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    I hope it is true but I think you are right to have some doubt. Praying that he really has turned things around and that it lasts.
  3. AmericanGirl

    AmericanGirl Guest

    DDD...great news! Here's hoping it not only continues but expands!!
  4. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    DDD? If your sig is up to date, then he's about 25... and somehow 25 seems to be a magic number for so many difficult children. Brain maturity starts catching up, and their thinking changes... Hoping this is what's going on for your difficult child!!
  5. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Hadn't even thought about the magic age factor. Good thought. Fingers crossed. DDD
  6. exhausted

    exhausted Active Member

    Sending good thoughs your way! I hope he is thinking through life and will get support to stay the course. He is lucky to have you. :)
  7. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    You are certainly due some good news. I am hoping and praying that this is a new start for your easy child/difficult child.

  8. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    That's wonderful news. Every step forward is a step forward! :)
  9. FlowerGarden

    FlowerGarden Active Member

    It is always a great feeling to hear when one of our difficult children has done something positve. Alot of us haven't been able to "brag" about our difficult children to our friends and families like they do to us about their pcs. Don't ever think about jinxing yourself and not post your news. We delight in hearing about accomplishments! Congrats to your difficult child and I hope he continues to progress in a positive way!
  10. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Hard to imagine but many people do say there are gifts that come from serious health crises. Maybe his maturing brain and a dose of perspective on what is important in life? ??
    I hope he can maintain and have a long happy life making memories with you!
  11. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good news for sure!
  12. pinevalley

    pinevalley Member

    I ditto what Flower Garden said. We all love to hear any good news about the board difficult child's. Most of us are in crisis most of the time with our difficult child's that it is very encouraging to hear good news for a change. I am so happy for both you and your difficult child. HUGS...
  13. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That's wonderful DDD. You deserve some good news.

  14. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I hope this is what turns him around. You know that my health crisis is what I think really put the fear of God in Cory. Personally I dont think a sharing a small blunt at night is gonna kill him. Things could seriously be worse.
  15. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    Completely agree!!

    DDD - prayers and positive thoughts for you all!!
  16. Ephchap

    Ephchap Active Member

    I totally agree with what others have said above - that your are certainly due for some good news. Crossing body parts that he truly is doing better!
    It's wonderful to hear.