In the past I have been relying partly only on myself to get me through the rough parts of the contracted withdrawals. I would suffer alone thinking, “I’m strong enough to handle this alone.” Well, I’ve discovered that I do not have to handle things alone and it doesn’t make me weak when I ask for help. I have been blessed in having a husband who can hold me when I cry and help me focus my thoughts when I find it too difficult alone.
The encouragement from friends and family have been a strength to me. My faith has kept me on the course and has given me the determination and strength to succeed in this journey.