..... I had my last drinkypoos. The physical dependency disappeared about 1½ wks ago and I feel really good, not as good as I should be as total apathy during the last few months meant I wasn't using my bike as much as I should have been but yesterday I conquered a hill that has always beaten me before so WAAAHAAY ! (My thighs ache this a.m. tho' !). So onto Christmas, the hard bit, my brain is still in the "I need a drink" mode, flashes of having a beer keep springing up but so far have been resisted. It's been suggested that I should take some tablets called acamprosate which help alleviate the desire to drink alcohol (nicorette for beer ?). These take about 2 or 3 weeks to kick in so I think I've left it a bit late for Xmas and the New Year. So there we go, got Xmas Eve and Day, Boxing Day, my Aunties funeral that has been thrown into the mix on the 28th and New Years Eve to get through, all on sheer pig-headedness. Let the Battle begin !