Social drinking

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    Millie

    Millie Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I just passed my 5 year surgiversary, and up until recently have had very little desire to drink alcohol. I was also on some meds that were contraindicated with it so it wasn’t an issue.
    I am now off those meds and more social, and therefore have had the opportunity to imbibe, sometimes with disastrous results. A little history- I’m no stranger to drinking, with a bit of a “wild child” past, but neither do I have an addiction/dependency problem with alcohol.
    So, my question is, for those that partake, what the hell do you drink???? I’d just like to be sociable. I don’t like wine, beer is too filling, and the fruity drinks I tend to like leave me in the bathroom in agony for hours- this was after just 2 of them last night. Creamy drinks are also out of the question. Is this just a side effect if the DS? No more booze? What’s a gal gotta do for a buzz around here???
     
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    DianaCox

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    Gin and tonic - heavy on the tonic, and diet tonic if possible. Tastes good, and I usually find it settles rather than upsets my stomach.

    And White Russians if you just want to sip a bit - the cream cuts the burning sensation of the vodka and Kahlua.
     
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    JackieOnLine

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    I don't have a DS, but I like a vodka tonic or white wine. one is frequently enough and two can be too much, depending on what I'm eating.

    maybe it's just because I live in a desert climate but I find it helps if I have an entire 8 oz of water before every alcoholic drink.
     
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    southernlady

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    And I can’t drink. Allergic to alcohol.
     
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    harrietvane

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    Gin and tonic is my drink of choice. (I have 22 kinds of gin in my house...I like gin even though I don't drink more than 1-2 glasses a week!)

    I also drink wine and cider, but can't stand beer.

    No ill effects for me so far, other than your tolerance will have changed a lot. I get drunk fast, and somewhere around 2-3 drinks in an evening (over 6ish hours) will have me on the floor. So I tend to stick to one drink unless I'm at home (in which case I just nod off) or with trusted friends who know they're on babysitting duty.
     
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    Manapan

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    Thank you for asking this! I've been curious about it but didn't want to ask.

    I was a cheap date before surgery so I'm assuming I'll barely tolerate alcohol now. But the venue we chose for our wedding in July is giving us free champagne and I really don't want to say no to that.
     
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    galaxygrrl

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    So, I was always a light weight. I'm still a light weight and maybe a little more so. I can drink anything I want. But, it took a year before I tried anything. I can do bubbles without a problem, but I always have nurse drinks.
     
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    DianaCox

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    Just a reminder - no alcohol for at least a year - you'll be needing that liver the rest of your life, and the first year of processing stored fat and the toxins that were stored with it are hell on your liver.
     
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    Spiky Bugger

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    I'm a rummy. Rum and Coke, maybe. But that's maybe three times a year.

    But caution! You are likely to become a real oddity...drunk before you get through the first drink and sobering up by the bottom of that glass. I'm now both a cheap drunk AND a designated driver. My metabolism just slams that stuff through me.
     
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    Millie

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    Got it. I’m 5 years out
     
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    Manapan

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    Well that settles it then! I'll only be 4 months out at the wedding. Thanks for the knowledge.
     
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    DianaCox

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    There are always newbies reading posts that need to be reminded.:rolleyes:
     
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    DianaCox

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    You could have a few sips for that very special occasion (assuming the free champagne isn't rotgut and not worth it) - it won't hurt you. But (1) be careful - you will get shitfaced very quickly, and you don't want to embarrass yourself at your own wedding; and (2) that is not a free pass for other occasions.
     
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    Munchkin

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    Exactly! I was less than a year out when I had a trip to Spain. I tried several kinds of alcohol but 1 tiny sip of each and that's it!
     
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    JackieOnLine

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    yep
     

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