Mending Mike

Hitting rock bottom is VERY hard to admit.  It is embarassing, brings alot of shame, and makes you think about ending it all.  AND/OR....it drives you to want to make changes.  It drives you to want to be who you know you were and can be again.  This is where I finally am!!

I have been diagnosed with liver disease and acute hepatitis. Stupidly, this has been self induced due to being an alcoholic (I have finally admitted this to myself and others).  I have been in and out of the hospital the past month as the doctors tried to determine what was wrong and the best course of treatment.  I am currently unemployed, living in a shelter (not my best moment in life) and sober for 63 days!!  I remember when I was a positive influence on the lives of many.  I plan to be that person again.  

I have a long road ahead of me with recovery:  physically, mentally and emotionally.  I continue to have doctors visits/bills as they stabalize me and help me on my journey towards full recovery.  Asking for help is something I have never done and it is an extraordinarily humbling experience.  If you have it in your heart to lend a helping hand to getting me back to the person I was, I will be forever indebted. 

Mike

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Robin Pearce 
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Elmwood Park, IL
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