LIFE IN RECOVERY FROM CRYSTAL METH, BOOZE & AIDS

Second Act

Shawn O'Shea

Shawn O'Shea
Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Birthday
June 25
Title
Producing Artistic Director
Company
Writing Man Productions
Bio
I'm just a simple guy who spent many years harming myself by drinking too much alcohol and ingesting too many illegal (and legal) drugs...particularly crystal-meth. I found myself walking back into a 12-step meeting on August 26, 2005 after a two year relapse. I have been on a healthy path of recovery ever since. I share my life here in the hopes that others who are struggling with their own addictions can find just a little bit of hope in what I go through on a daily basis as a clean and sober man. If you would like to talk, you can always find me on Skype....I will also accept any and all friend requests on FaceBook. (any and all postings in LIFE IN RECOVERY FROM CRYSTAL METH, BOOZE & AIDS may be reproduced in part and or in whole in any form of media conditional on the proper citation of the blog and its author)

MY RECENT POSTS

MARCH 15, 2011 11:47PM

THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

                My first attempt at recovery from drugs and alcohol was in late-1999; I realized long ago that my only motive to be sober at that time was fear of living on the street – my housemates essentially me with… Read full post »

MARCH 14, 2011 11:43PM

EYE = PVB รท PVC

                I had another appointment with the retina specialist today, an experience that yielded to possible topics about which I could write today.  However one would just be a form venting while the other would fo… Read full post »

MARCH 9, 2011 11:39PM

BETTERER & BETTERER

                Anyone who read yesterday’s posting knows what a great day it was for me as it concerned my health.  Well, as good as it was, today was even better!

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MARCH 8, 2011 11:55PM

+5

                Progress not perfection.

                After learning how not to use the phrase as an excuse to intentionally fall back to past unhe… Read full post »

MARCH 6, 2011 11:48PM

FRIENDSHIPS

                Sitting before the wall-sized picture-window during the middle of the night in the San Francisco Sunset District home in which I lived in the late-90s I was asked by one of the men with whom I shared the house,… Read full post »

MARCH 3, 2011 8:51PM

RE-COMMITMENT

                “When that time comes I am going to drink!  No might!  No maybe!  I WILL drink!  It’s going to happen!”

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MARCH 2, 2011 11:43PM

NEW HOME - AGAIN

SAN FRANCISCO     

          Due to the time-warpish phenomenon that occurs when travelling East to West, I departed from Philadelphia at 6:09am and arrived in San Francisco at 9:30am.  I knew better than to take a nap despite how/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2011 11:49PM

THE END

 

Me, mom, and my brother sitting in the living room.

                Unlike most playwrights I know, I have found the most difficult part of writing a script is bringing a script to its conclusion.

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FEBRUARY 26, 2011 11:37PM

TODAY

                Five and one half years ago today I walked into a 12-step meeting and began a new clean and sober existence.

                Sixty-thr… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2011 2:28PM

LIVING A DREAM

                One of the dreams I had last night involved my being in the passenger seat of a white car (I don’t remember who was driving).  I was being given directions which were being ignored.  Finally, th… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 21, 2011 6:07PM

PUT OFF

                As the topic of this post is procrastination, I will begin with the blatantly obvious and almost requisite joke:  “I was going to write about procrastination today but decided that I will write on th… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2011 9:55PM

SINS OF THE FATHER

                Last night J. and I went to see The Eagle – the plot revolves around a young Roman Centurion (Channing Tatum) who requests his first command to be in Britain so that he can reclaim his family’s hono… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 18, 2011 11:58PM

PAINLESS

                I first noticed the mild pain in my chest/upper-abdomen started sometime during the first half of November.  Since it began as more of a soreness than actual pain my initial assumption was that it was a re… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 17, 2011 9:42PM

ALARMED

                2006 was the year my eye-trouble began; approximately two or three years before that, I was diagnosed with active CMV and was prescribed, along with all my other meds, Valcyte, a special antibiotic that, if tak… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2011 5:32PM

NOT SO IMPOSSIBLE AMMENDS

AT A SHOW

                My mother was a pretty savvy woman; she travelled to Europe when she was younger, Egypt when she was older, owned a small business during the recession of the Carter years, always made sure she put the/

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FEBRUARY 14, 2011 5:51PM

ALONE ON VALENTINE'S DAY

                I couldn’t let this day pass without mentioning this day.  This day two-thirds of the population adores 1/6 resent and to which the final 1/6 are completely apathetic.  This day.  This Vale… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2011 2:28AM

DEVELOPING A HABIT

                Each morning since January 28 I wake up, take my first two meds Nexium and Bactrim (Dr. Bacon discontinued the Fluconozole), eat breakfast and take my morning dose of Anti-Retro-Virals (ARVs), Prezista, Norvir&Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
FEBRUARY 10, 2011 5:42AM

86'd - AGAIN

                Despite being diagnosed HIV+ on the afternoon of Thursday, April 17, 1997, I didn’t begin to even consider seeking treatment until around nine-months to a year later.  I suppose equal parts stubbornn… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 8, 2011 5:06AM

Wx5

TAKING THE STAGE

                Most of you who know me as a person don’t know me as a blogger.  Some of you know me as a blogger but not as a person (other than what I have written).  Most who stumble upon this will b/

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