Thank you for visiting my diary Scotty.
Hope there is good news with regard to your father in law and your wife is feeling better.
I am pleased to read that you are enjoying muddy outings with the dogs 😂🐕🤣.
Getting out in the fresh air for walks has kept me feeling positive throughout this year of sadness and uncertainty.
I have been here on the diaries for a few years now and it has always upset me when people have departed.
Gamcare friends past and present are always in my thoughts and prayers.
Best wishes to you Scotty.
You have suffered through trauma but continue to stand your ground and fight for what you believe in.
It makes me proud to be walking alongside good people like yourself on this journey of recovery and I will continue saying NO to the addiction whatever else happens in our world.
Hi diary it’s been a long time And a lot of my The people that have inspired me to give up gambling have left it’s been hard not sharing things with them I do hope they are all okay and enjoying whatever they are now doing it is very hard we are now gone into a full lockdown again I don’t know why but I’m struggling with this one I seem to be getting very angry with me this things start me shouting Christmas last year so different it was l all about money paid off my credit card bought a couple of nice gifts for my wife bang one bad night another bad night if only I stop then but no slotS got me hooked I even had a free Christmas hamper from one of the betting Companies but as we all know it was not free I had a Christmas card today from one of the companies which caused a bit of an argument with my wife she thought I’d started up again I promised her I hadn’t why did I get so angry I have nothing to hide but I got so defensive she has access to all our money and our bank account I am now sat here feeling guilty for all the :hit I have put her Through the last two years how is it possible to lose £35k in 8 mths and no one flag up anything I just need to say thankyou to gamcare and to my doctor how told me about gamcare I would be dead now if I had not made the call so if any one is Struggling with gambling please pick up the phone and give gamcare a call I could save you a lot of pain my wife’s dad is make some good progress breathing is still not right but does seem a lot better which is great news I wish all gamcare Friends past and present a very happy Christmas hope the New Year brings you lots of joy and happiness and please stay safe and take care all my best.
Hi scotty ,
I’ve not left you just taking a step back for the moment I won’t go into the reasons why on here , your doing well look at how far you have come keep fighting the good fight , it’s ok to have bad days but your doing well so don’t forget that , I’ll be watching from the sidelines cheering you on , hope you and your family have a magical Christmas and a good new year I’ll pop back to see how your doing from time to time , I’ve not forgot all your support and will be here supporting you 😘
Happy Christmas dear friend Scotty to you and your family.
Sending you best wishes with a sincere thank you for supporting me during 2020.
It is a fact that everyone makes mistakes in life but we can stand proud so long as we have learned from our mistakes and are prepared to make necessary changes.
Your story to me is a perfect example of just how destructive gambling addiction is. It took a hard working, decent and responsible family man with a big heart and good sense of humour and enticed him into a web of lies, greed and deceipt.
However, that nonsense came to an abrupt end nearly a year ago and since than you have battled bravely to rediscover yourself.
In my eyes you are a man of honour who also possesses courage, integrity and a sense of what is right and wrong.
I find it very reassuring to have friends like you walking by my side.
Good to see you in the chatroom tonight Scotty.
You have come a long way this year and deserve to be pleased with your progress.
Being gamble free is difficult on its own but you have also had other issues to contend with. Take pride in the fact that you have behaved with courage and shown yourself to be a man of your word.
Hello Scotty, hope you are keeping well and wearing a smile.
New years eve tomorrow and at midnight I will be toasting people like yourself whom I hold dear.
The journey of recovery is not easy by any means but support from gamcare friends makes a big difference.
You have always been there ready and willing to offer encouragement and guidance to your fellow travellers and I find that reassuring. You are a source of inspiration to me.
Stay strong Scotty and keep smiling.
One day we will look back on this journey with pride, gratitude and a sense of relief.
Thank you Scotty for visiting my diary with well-wishes for 2021.
I greatly appreciate your support and encouragement over the past year. Friends like you have made my dreams come true as I celebrate this New Year several months gamble free (haha I am still wary of counting days).
Wishing you and your family every happiness in 2021.
Happy New Year Scotty. Thank you for your post on my diary - I decided to take myself away for a while as I wasn’t finding it helpful to my recovery.
I hope you are well and enjoyed some quality time with your family over Christmas. You are doing amazing and even though I’m not on the forum very much you are always in my thoughts. Keep up the great work and here’s to 2021 being gf. X
Thank you for visiting my diary Scotty. It is good to accompany you on this most difficult of journeys.
Hope you have been keeping well and getting out for a walk with the dogs. A good daily walk helps keep me in a good frame of mind.
I missed the Perraid chatroom last week so will make an extra effort to get in there tomorrow morning.