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Re: can I see the light

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:24 pm
by Suzy1
Pam you're amazing:) well done on your progress and thank you for your input into my recovery , happy new year :)

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:47 pm
by pamela
Thanks Suzy..I really appreciate all the support I have got here it means a lot to me.I have been inspired by peoples stories and that in iself makes me nevet want to gamble again.Suzy you have done a great job and always offer good advice and encouragement.I never thought I would evet stop gambling but I havent played for a long time now and I owe a lot of people for helping me..lets keep saying no

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:19 am
by pamela
Today it is 164 days that I have not fed a pokie machine and it feels great.I feel I have stopped living a lie and am living honestly for once.I go to sleep and wake up without pokies being the focus of my attention and it feels good.I still have thoughts about them but not urges. It is hard to begin with but I really appreciate the support I have got from this forum.So lets keep saying no to pokies.I will not feed a machine today

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:43 pm
by pamela
Well I have to got to 6 months pokie free today and feel really good about it.I still have a few urges but nothing I can't control and they don't last long..I never thought I would make it this far and I owe a lot to the people on this forum who have offered help and support..still a long way to go but no pokies for me today

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:30 pm
by Elouisa
Oh well done Pamela! Great stuff!
You have never wavered or weakened and your strength is to be admired.
Thanks for posting and sharing along the way with us.

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:13 pm
by pamela
Thanks Kristine for your kind words

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:30 pm
by pamela
The last few days have really tested me..but..I have resisted the urge to gamble..normally I would have fled to the pokies for solace..but I stayed away..I didnt really WANT to gamble.it was just what I did..so I guess we really can cope with stress without playing the pokies..no pokies today..

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:14 pm
by Suzy1
Pam that's great, I get like that when life's stressing me and my brain thinks of pokies but I'm far enough away from it now that I know I can control it. I think each time I go through it I get stronger. I actually dreamt I played the other night and felt so sorry I'd have to get on here and confess! Isn't it wonderful to be counting in months now:) all the best

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:56 pm
by SW1
Well done Pamela,
Its great how successful you have been in fighting this. .please keep posting your story and show some of us that it can be done!!

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:09 pm
by pamela
Thankyou for your kind words ..I actually went to a gaming venue today with my counsellor and felt nothing..all I felt was pity for those unhappy people sitting there feeding those machines..The music annoyed me and the sound of the coins ..I can honestly say I felt nothing but revulsion..lets hope it stays that way..I felt it was a huge step today