I'm destroying my hands by gaming

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zoetman
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I'm destroying my hands by gaming

I'm a relapsed gamer. I was doing well two years ago and had a sponsor but then I got cocky and didn't think I needed a sponsor anymore. I gradually fell back into gaming. I spend a lot of time on the computer as it is since I am a writer and to relieve my writing stress, I would game. I am right-handed and currently my right hand and wrist are so painful, there are many things I cannot do with my hand. I thought this would stop me cold gaming. However, I am now gaming with my left hand. If I wreck that hand, I will have no hands. I am an idiot! I am a writer and an artist. I need to save my hands for that important work. I tried to go to a meeting tonight but I was too late. I think the meetings used to be at 10. Anyway, I will go to a meeting tomorrow. Thank you! I am hopeful that I can stop gaming again as I did two years ago.

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Hi zoetman

Hi zoetman !

Welcome back

It sounds really painful to have your hand in that way. I hope you get a medical treatment that will help it improve over time.

Currently the meetings are on a mumble server. Click the link to the schedule and instructions

http://www.olganon.org/forum/line-meetings-message-board/all-online-meetings-computervideo-gaming-addicts

INFO

Parent's online meeting THURSDAY 9pmEST/EDT click here

Online meetings gaming addicts click here

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welcome

Welcome back!  I hope you're able to get back in touch with your sponsor.  Talking directly with another person about my gaming problems helped me get honest about it and see that I needed to make some changes.

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If I wreck that hand, I will have no hands. I am an idiot!

No, we compulsive gamers are not idiots, any more than someone with OCD or a bi-polar disorder is an idiot for suffering from their conditions.  I suffered from obsession, compulsion, delusion, and denial.  I was not well.  Once i started taking care of myself and treating my condition, I started making better decisions and my life got better.  I'm sure you can recover too.

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Thanks so much Richie! I'm

Thanks so much Richie! I'm gonna try to get to the meeting tonight. I'm a little confused about the meetings. One place says it's at 9 o'clock the other one says it's at 10 – the mumble meeting. It's a little problematic because I can only type using voice-activated software so I have to see how that works in the meeting. Thanks again. I haven't gamed today. My husband has blocked games on my computer. It feels good not to have gamed so far today. And I intend not to game today

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The mumble meetings are at

The mumble meetings are at 10pm ! hope it works for you.

INFO

Parent's online meeting THURSDAY 9pmEST/EDT click here

Online meetings gaming addicts click here

Spouses/SO's of addicts click here

Parents of addicts click here for advice

Help for video game addicts click here

Please help! Donate here

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thank you!

thank you!

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