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  • It all starts right now (wish me luck)

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    RE: It all starts right now (wish me luck)

    Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:43 pm

    Hi Jack & Sandra

    I am also a pokie gambler and I would do exactly the same things you described. So yes it is nice to know you are not alone and believe me you are not. I have also reached 80 days and I was able to spend over $600 on my daughters birthday yesterday and for the first time in a very long time not suffering with a gambling hangover (well put by the way)!

    I can only describe my gambling like chasing my loses once I got started I would not be able to stop until I was bust or occasionally I would win big enough to walk away and even then I would go back again and again and give it back two fold.

    You need to break the cycle and this forum is the first step, because after 80 days I have no losses to chase (except of course the $100,000 I have poured into gambling say over the last 10 years).

    It also takes time to work out the why's so take your time, look at it as a journey and a self discovery a long the way.

    If it's any help I have been back to the Casino 3 times and on all occasions I have not felt the need to gamble. Because I have made a commitment to this forum that if I do I will have to tell, so total 100% honesty, that is the key. So role on 100 day.

    So good luck to you both and believe me we are all wishing you well

    Cheers - Linda2
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    RE: It all starts right now (wish me luck)

    Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:14 pm

    Hi everyone and so much for your support:

    Today has been hard. I slipped up yesterday. My friend, Daughter in Law and Mum have all given me a hard time this morning. They ask why did you do it......you know you cant afford it....how can you be so silly....doesn't it even enter your head to not do it???

    I told them that if I knew why I did it then maybe I could stop it....My mum went as far as to say to me that there is no such thiing as addictions to Pokies!! just that I have no will power!! Oh that made me angry. Then when I came home after being "told off" I got a call from my Daughter in Law telling me that she had made an apt for me to sign up for self exclusion again. It didn't work the first time...I am happy that I have someone that cares enough to do this....but at the same time I am so angry that this has been done without my approval or even discussing it with me...

    Thank goodness their is this forum where people DO actually understand what this is and how hard it is.

    Thankyou again for listening Sandra
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