I read a book called The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley. I found an interesting similarity while reading it. Half way through the read she finds out she has breast cancer. At that time she is only 8 months sober. But the breast cancer diagnosis, all that goes with it and the fact doctors say she should not drink gives her more reason not too, and also totally trumps sobriety.
I was like 16 months sober when I got my brain injury. I think, from what my husband tells me it really was not a struggle for me. For Clare it was. But when I got my TBI, not drinking not only so helped with my outcome and recovery but I never wanted to drink after my TBI and was thankful I was already sober.
So does something bad happening to you really just trump the not drinking? I think it could go either way, maybe it will make you want to drink or maybe as it did for me and Clare it will really show you how quickly life can change and make you truly grateful you don’t drink.
I just thought it was interesting to read someone else’s sober journey who also had a huge life change and medical crisis.