Monday, October 29, 2012
It has been five days since my last narcotic. I just finished my first night good night's sleep in nearly a week. When I say good, I mean pain free (without drugs).
Now what am I supposed to do?
The bed at a detox never appeared, but I got it on medical advice that I was pretty well through it. Detoxing is a physical process where the body begins to readjust to live without massive chemical influx it has been deluged with for X amount of time. It is different from treatment or rehab (I learned).
Detoxing is relatively brief compared to the longer hospital stays for treatment. I have heard some people share about being in their second year of treatment. I realized I was unclear about that in my last post (as I was in my own head).
Which brings the fact that there is a lot about this process (I guess I can call it recovery?) that I do not know.
I found this yesterday, seems apropos:
Take my will & my life,
Guide me in my recovery,
Show me how to live.