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# 16 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 19:39
 
 
I'm gonna say not very
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# 17 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 19:41
 
 
The worst part was eating Carbonarra, yuck
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# 18 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 22:15
 
 
Worst part of being sober is when you wake up in the morning and know its not gonna get any better
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# 19 : Tuesday 17-6-2014 @ 22:47
 
 
did ok today though. I had a swirly...instead.
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# 20 : Wednesday 18-6-2014 @ 09:10
 
 
Good luck, Loner, I know it can be really hard even when you're a fairly casual drinker like myself. I don't even drink every week but if I had to give it up entirely I'd go nuts!


A friend of mine just quit recently for a long period, he was a very heavy drinker (as in every day and strong drinks too) but when he started peeing blood he had a good reason to quit.
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# 21 : Thursday 10-7-2014 @ 21:31
 
 
Yikes! Scary that. I've no such complaints. But I was thinking yet. Last tuesday I had a glass of wine. Since then though I haven't indulged. I'm substituting the crave for something different. Changing my habits bit by bit. I probably won't cut out the booze entire. But I definitely won't be making a complete hog of myself. And it will be more sip than drink.
Thanks guys for your support.
It helps...
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# 22 : Friday 11-7-2014 @ 09:11
 
 
Someone said :
I've been having a myriad of health issues for a while now.
One common refrain I heard from doctor after doctor was "your drinking is making the condition worse."
The two main issues were a troublesome gall bladder and an irksome prostate.
So I said to myself, "fine, I lay off the booze until they get these two issues resolved."

One year, fourteen days, fourteen hours and fifty odd minutes later... (but who's counting?)

There was absolutely no improvement or lessening of symptoms by not drinking. The gall bladder was removed April 11th. Immediate improvement.
My urologist is currently working on resolving the prostate issue
(says it's one of the worst cases of rust he's ever seen).
Again, no improvement or lessening of symptoms by not drinking.
Hopefully that issue will be resolved soon.

If any of you have any spare money laying around, I strongly advise buying shares in Jameson. I have a lot of catching up to do.

I have discovered that medicine is not an exact science. I now realise that there is a huge amount of guess work involved.
If the doctors can blame booze instead of their ineptitude, they will.

Well said, drinking (in moderation) has pretty much nothing to do with either of these conditions. Of course, in general, cutting out drink is probably beneficial to your health, although there are conditions that are actually improved by moderate red wine consumption and perhaps beer. Spirits generally are not good news, although since they lift your spirits, maybe they are !
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# 23 : Friday 11-7-2014 @ 13:31
 
 
Someone said :
I have discovered that medicine is not an exact science. I now realise that there is a huge amount of guess work involved.
If the doctors can blame booze instead of their ineptitude, they will.

So will you go back to drinking the odd time Kev?
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# 24 : Friday 11-7-2014 @ 16:11
 
 
I bought a bottle of Jameson yesterday out of habit even though I haven't had a drink in over a year now.
Yes, as soon as a few more items are checked off on the medical 'to-do' list, it's anchors aweigh!

Am looking forward to a gentle buzz.

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# 25 : Friday 11-7-2014 @ 16:48
 
 
Cool
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# 26 : Saturday 12-7-2014 @ 12:15
 
 
Being the gentle man you already are, all you need is a buzz, kev. But in the meantime buy your self a few bees...
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# 27 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 09:42
 
 
I'd two pints yesterday. There it stopped. I sipped rather than drank. I enjoyed them. I think it's over a week since I last tippled. I feel good about that. It's getting easier to stay of the booze. If I'm thirsty, I'll drink water.
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# 28 : Monday 14-7-2014 @ 17:53
 
 
Someone said :
I'd two pints yesterday. There it stopped. I sipped rather than drank. I enjoyed them. I think it's over a week since I last tippled. I feel good about that. It's getting easier to stay of the booze. If I'm thirsty, I'll drink water.

I found it difficult today. I was in town, and for some reason a crave for a pint nearly overcame me. I began to sweat, literally. I kept walking then went into a fastfood joint. Fuck me, but it helped. Back home now, hurdle cleared.
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# 29 : Monday 14-7-2014 @ 18:27
 
 
Someone said :
Yikes! Scary that. I've no such complaints. But I was thinking yet. Last tuesday I had a glass of wine. Since then though I haven't indulged. I'm substituting the crave for something different. Changing my habits bit by bit. I probably won't cut out the booze entire. But I definitely won't be making a complete hog of myself. And it will be more sip than drink.
Thanks guys for your support.
It helps...

I'm in much the same boat at the moment Loner. I stopped about a month ago, but had a few bottles of beer last weekend and enjoyed them. However, like you, I just want to be able to have a few now and again and not necessarily every week. I'm exercising a lot more than i used to and find this is helping; I also find I have way more energy too, which is great so I'm gonna keep on doing that. It's all about balance, which is easier said than done, but the less reliant on alcohol (as social lubricant, as stress reliever, as general pacifier) the better I feel mentally and physically. Hang in there, you're certainly not alone!
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# 30 : Monday 14-7-2014 @ 18:55
 
 
Someone said :

I'm in much the same boat at the moment Loner. I stopped about a month ago, but had a few bottles of beer last weekend and enjoyed them. However, like you, I just want to be able to have a few now and again and not necessarily every week. I'm exercising a lot more than i used to and find this is helping; I also find I have way more energy too, which is great so I'm gonna keep on doing that. It's all about balance, which is easier said than done, but the less reliant on alcohol (as social lubricant, as stress reliever, as general pacifier) the better I feel mentally and physically. Hang in there, you're certainly not alone!


Thanks. It helps. I will. I think I'll be ok. Day to day like the saying goes at a time....
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