At this moment in time I am overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude for my continued sobriety. I feel I am one of the lucky ones. I’ve worked hard at staying sober – yet I feel lucky. Another sober anniversary is just around the corner. August 2nd. Whew. I’ve felt a deeper level of gratitude for my sobriety since I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I do admit that the past few years have been an arss kicker – but the beautiful thing is – I’m doing it. I’ve learned at a deeper level that keeping my focus on just what is in front of me is helpful. I do my best to look at what is in front of me so it takes at least some of my focus off of my chronic pain. I am on my way right now to my first appointment at The Pain Center that my doctor set up for me. . . . I can do this one moment at a time. No one said I had to do it gracefully. I’m simply doing the very best that I can.