It sounds like you really were tested there and came out a wiser and more resilient person. Congrats on your success in recovery and life. Thanks for sharing this too! Remembering how you did this may serve to be helpful for you in the future, should you encounter a similar experience. Utilizing your strengths and problem solving abilities and skills the way you did is surely something that will serve you well in the future.
I see recovery as a lifelong journey rather than a final destination, a journey, though, which can have many successes along the way.
WoR Alumnus - Hope Springs, OH, October 2009
My avatar is the farmhouse at the Hope Spring, OH WoR. It's a nice place.