Been a while…

It’s been a while since I was sick with a cold or flu. Now, I spent over a week in bed coughing, runny nose, and a headache and a half. It feels so great to feel better again. I’m super lucky to have a best friend who comes by to drop off soup and other goodies to my sick butt. Luckily, I didn’t have much planned that week, but missed on a couple of outings since I was feeling ill. I had gotten my 16th vivitrol injection just as it started, though. I am so proud to have gotten this far in my recovery. I worry still like crazy about my own loved ones who are still at risk because of addiction. I had gotten into a heated discussion over how it, unfortunately, is beyond my control when it concerns anyone else’s addiction. I am only able to be there to support that person and need willing to do anything I can to help, but only if it really helps them positively. If I were to risk putting myself too close to an active addict, I would risk losing all the work and time I’ve put into my own recovery. If I were to lose my recovery, I’d be no good to that person or myself. As painful as it is and as helpless as you feel, that’s really all you can do. Granted, I wish I were a superhero who could jump into the fire without getting burned. Unfortunately, that is not the case for me. I have so many positive things that I’m looking forward to. I have the Seattle trip coming up next month, and I have plans to go see the new movie, “Birds of Prey”, with my Pathways crew this month. I’m so excited to see that movie, since I happen to be quite the Harley Quinn fan. I loved the trip we took to see the new “Joker” movie a while ago.

Published by Jolene Piliero

Welcome to my crazy world. I'm 37 years old and would love to write a book about my crazy life but have no clue where to start. I'm hoping this may help get me started in the right direction. I hope you enjoy my little life's adventures.

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