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I don't usually mark anniversaries like this, but what the hell --

As of tonight, it will be six years since the last time I shot up or did cocaine. The last time I did heroin was around the same time, but probably a few weeks earlier.

I just got a call from n0thingman, and apparently I'm picking him up in about an hour, so the rest of this update will have to be brief. The gist of it is simple anyway: I stopped shooting up when Cocaine Bob got an infection in his heart from using dirty needles. It ate away his mitral valve and he had to have it replaced with a mechanical one. Open heart surgery at the tender age of 29.

And then, of course, what ultimately killed him wasn't his heart or the drugs but rather a drunk driver.

But anyway, there it is. hopita: needle-free since 2000.

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touchyphiliac
Oct. 21st, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
Good job!
ratphooey
Oct. 22nd, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
I'm so proud of you. Can I say that?
hopita
Oct. 22nd, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
:)
I think you just did.
furious_mold
Oct. 22nd, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
I don't know you outside of a LJ add, but...that's pretty awesome, and I feel your excitement.

Keep it up.
lilostitch
Oct. 22nd, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
congrats :)
and thanks for picking him up, but sorry for the inconvenience....I thought YOU were going to the meeting, that's why I suggested he try and get a ride with you...had I known that you had to work, I would have told him to just drive and he could pick ME up instead. Silly Mike.
hopita
Oct. 22nd, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
Well, it was also the first time I'd gone back to that particular neighborhood since March. I was gonna have to drive through there sooner or later; I was glad that the first time back was with him at my side.
badrahessa
Oct. 23rd, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
needle free is a beautiful thing
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