Addiction Recovery: Return Of The Living Dead

May 6, 2010 — 10 Comments

Last year at this time I was in a full on Oxycontin addiction. I had quit my job. My husband, son and I had to move into an apartment in my parents house because our house was foreclosed on and…I was beginning to hate myself.

That is why it is so amazing to me where I am at right now in terms of my addiction recovery. I appropriately titled this post return of the living dead because last year at this time I was a zombie. I was just going through the motions of life. The only “happiness” I thought I was experiences were related to my drug intake. I was only a shell of the real me, I was the living dead.

What got me thinking about this is the fact that I am planning on going to a Halloween costume party this year. As well as being the room mother at my son’s school Halloween party. I’m just doing a whole bunch of things that last year seemed impossible to me. Of course they seemed impossible, daily personal hygiene seemed impossible to me.

But this year, I am all about enjoying things again. In an attempt to have a great time this Halloween, I have decided to dress up as Miss Piggy. Sure, being a “few” pounds over weight, you might think that I would shy away from intentionally making myself look like a pig. I say nay. I am pretty comfortable with myself and besides, it will be funny.

I have been told by a few people in my lifetime that I remind them of Miss Piggy. Big beautiful eyes, awesome flowing hair, a couple other things I won’t mention, but most of all…my attitude. I figured I would embrace this resemblance and use it as my costume idea for this Halloween. So, you be the judge: Do I pull off the Miss Piggy look or what?


10 responses to Addiction Recovery: Return Of The Living Dead

  1. Wow, you look absolutely amazing!!

    congratulations and good for you!! You will have to post how it was.

  2. whistleing…hubba hubba mama

    You’re hotter than I thought. Will you be going to Salem MA this year.

  3. Thanks for the compliment and no…I won’t be going to Salem

  4. stayathomemotherdom October 30, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Keep on staying positive….you are a fighter..that stuff is so hard to come off of. There are bad days, as in any life, but life really does keep getting better. More things are revealed to me every month I stay sober. Love the costume!

  5. you are such a cute miss piggy

  6. I truly enjoy your blog. You are an encouragement to me. keep up the great work.

  7. Wilhemeina West October 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I have enjoyed reading your articles they have given me so much insight and they are very encouraging. God Bless you.

  8. Thanks for the post.
    YOu look great…it is good to hear your story….some gain weight when they stop drinking and drugging….
    For some of us it is a good thing. I know I did…and needed it.
    Keep up the good work!

  9. Hi Congratulations and keep up the good work… it takes courage and perserverance . I work in the field and so know how hard it is. there was a study released in canada recently about the number of deaths by oxycontin. Celebrate every day that you are not one of those statistics.. BTW you are a fabulous pig,.,, i do a Miss Piggy for haloween every year and last year was the parade marshal for the Elora ontario monster march at halowwen. Piggy is strong and so you chose the right charactor for hwloween this year..
    best wishes Marilyn

  10. This is a stellar costume! You look great!!!

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