Guest Post by: Cherie
I am writing because I am spinning, I need help. My mom has been an alcoholic my whole life, started when I was very young, I can remember pouring out her booze and replacing it with water and other things.
Two years ago she fell in the middle of the night and ended up being life-flighted to a hospital and they brought her back from death twice. She asked me to sell her home in Arizona and bring her here while laying in the hospital bed recovering from alcohol induced trauma. She suffered horribly, ending up getting C/Diff and could barely walk. She even had the “DT”s and imagined that she was flying around the hospital curing people with maple syrup and hung up on me when I didn’t believe her.
When I picked her up at the airport she told me she would really try not to drink anymore, sadly she started drinking again. I had suspected it the last few months and it sucks that I have these feelings that I know what I know, the instinct of anther’s drinking is HELL. She told me one week ago that she was so proud of herself that she went into a bar and sat down and had ONE drink, thanked the bartender and then left. I sure would love to meet that bar tender, tell her that her first drink ended the relationship and respect I had. She racked up 20,000 in medical bills that she did not pay and now went back to the bottle.
I am so upset, didn’t call her on Easter and plan not to EVER CALL HER AGAIN.
I have a husband and a ten year old that I am protecting, I don’t want them exposed to my mom’s antics. She is very, very mean and manipulative. Please help me to detach with love, please help me to be normal and to move on, I AM DESPERATE!
JC: Cherie, thanks for submitting your story. Here are a few articles that may help you cope with this situation: