Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Unscheduled message from the Message Goat.....

Ahem: I must make a sad announcement here. And I won't try to candy-coat it nor play down the seriousness of it. But The Bohemian Knitter has unfortunately "relapsed" in her disease of alcoholism and chronic depression. And thus, she is at this moment engaged into gaining entry into a "treatment facility" in order to help her get off the alcohol that is her deadly enemy--and also to find relief from the depression. Her exact words were: "These dratted diseases are going to kill me." But I do believe that The Bohemian Knitter is a stubborn sort---I've seen her knocked down before with this disease. She always got up and kept plugging onwards, trying desperately to stay sober. She asked me to ask you guys for your prayers in this current set-back.

29 comments:

Beth in MN said...

Prayers coming from MN ... alcoholism runs in my family, so I know those demons. Trusting you'll beat this yet ...

Beth

Anonymous said...

Be strong, and know that a lot of us are behind you, thinking good thoughts and waiting for your return... wishing you the best.
(and thank the goat for letting us know). Keep smiling and remember that wonderful Texas sense of humor that makes so many of us look forward to your posts and your wonderful take on life. Take care. MJ

Shayla said...

Take care my dear, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know what a tough road this is, minute by minute, second by second. Take it easy, little by little, we are with you all the way and awaiting your return to make us laugh again. Wishing you all the best!

Shayla

Alana said...

Thoughts and prayers coming from Maryland. Take care of yourself please. Your wonderful sense of humor and your strong will will see you through this rough time. I know I'll be right here whenever you get back ready to laugh with you and all your adventures.

Alana

EvaLux said...

I'm sorry to hear this! I did find your last post a bit melancholic, but I just thought that no one can be optimistic all the time :)

I have no experience whatsoever with alcolism... but I'm going to send you positive vibes and am sure that you will be able to conquer it!!!

I am looking forward to see future posts from your Texas small town (or should I say village :)) life.
Hugs, Eva

Sheila said...

Love and prayers comin' at ya from NC. As a home health aide, making the transition from NH country gal to NC city patients, I have loved your posts. I know about depression and I know it's one h*** of a battle. You will beat these demons and be all the stronger for it. I also know first hand, it's much easier to take care of everyone else, but not ourselves. Do what you need to do and stay strong each day. Sending good vibes daily ~ Sheila

oooowow said...

I'm sorry to hear of your struggle..my best thoughts are with you. I, too, battle depression and am quite familiar with alcohol issues..Beat it just like you'd eat an elephant..one bite at a time. I will look forward to the goat's next announcment that you're back--and at full throttle.

oooowow said...

I am truly sorry to learn of your struggles and dispair. I, too, battle depression and know of alcohol's problems. KNow that my thoughts nad prayers are with youj. I look forward to the goat's announcment that you are back and better than ever. Keep writing..that's what saved me....

Dorothy said...

Those twin demons are especially hard together. Alcohol can seduce you into believing it's an antidepressant. (ask me how I know.) Being honest about your need for help is a great sign of hope. Hang in there.

flajol said...

Hey Rebel - healing vibes winging their way TX-ward for you. Here's hoping you'll soon be back on top of your demons instead of them being on top of you. Scary mental picture there - but you know what I mean. ;o) Stay strong, and know that there are many people praying for you.

flajol

CateK said...

Having struggled at various times with both problems, please know I'm pulling for you. It will get better. Blessings,
Cate

DianeS said...

From a fellow depression sufferer, I will also keep you in my thoughts. Take care of yourself and know you have friends who care.

Hannah said...

Dear Rebel, I'm thinking of you and sending you good vibes and lots of love, hoping that you will win your twin battles very soon. I look forward to reading your posts when you have your sparkle back.

EllyMae said...

Get your balance back RK. Proud of you for taking the action you did.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking of you. I have depression and alcoholism runs thru my family, too. I'm proud of you too for being so up front about this. Hang on and ride it out. It'll be fine in the end and if it isn't fine, it isn't the end. Lots of love, Lily

Anonymous said...

I will definitely be praying! Addiction is trying, but it can be beat, by the grace of God. I am addicted to refined sugars (many people don't take this seriously as a real addiction, but it is), among a few other things, and know how difficult substance addiction can be through my own struggles and the alcoholic struggles of close friends and family.

KT said...

Every time I read your blog, I am astounded by the work that you do. It seems impossible to me; I'm continually amazed that not only do you do it, but that you do it with such an unstoppable spirit. You're in my prayers, and I'm looking forward to the day that you come back to post about winning again!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing person you are. To delight so many with your blog, to care for those unable to leave their homes, and to know when one's devils need tending to. You'll do just fine, RK. Whoop 'um again. Alabamama's sending prayers.

Mary Anne said...

I'll be waiting here when you return. Take care and know I am sending my prayers and best wishes for your recovery.

Crazy Southern Knitter said...

I SOOO know what you are going through. I've been battling depression for a while. This too shall pass and you will bounce back. You will see through it and move forward. Big hugs to you lady! You are in my prayers.
Lesley

Claudia said...

Please be strong! Alchoholism runs in my family and I've lost a paternal uncle, a first cousin and my dear brother to it. You have such a witty and original voice and you brighten the days of more people than you could possibly know - mine for certain! I'll be praying for you

Jan said...

One stitch at a time, dear. You'll make it, and we'll be here waiting for you.

Wrap yourself in our thoughts and prayers.

Katherine said...

My prayers are with you. I've been through this with my son. You are engaged in a battle for your life--the hardest thing you will ever do! We will be here waiting for you, and will celebrate your recovery.

paula said...

Take care of yourself. Look forward to seeing you back in fine form. My thoughts are with you. Wishing you the best.

Princess Leah said...

I'm keeping prayers coming for you. My fiance's family struggles with acloholism and my mom was an addict, so I'm sending all the prayers I can muster to you!

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