Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Temporarily Teetotal

As the blood clots are still dispersing from my brain I have to take both anti seizure and blood thinning medication until June at the earliest. The anti seizure medication should not be taken with alcohol and the Warfarin only allows you to drink up to two units a day so until I'm in a position to stop taking the anti seizure drugs I'll be teetotal. I do miss fruity cocktails and at Christmas it felt weird not drinking baileys, a snowball or champagne but I'm just thinking of the health benefits. I also can't exercise at the moment so not being able to drink is helping me to stay slim. I still haven't been on a night out since I fell ill but I know when I feel well enough to go to bars it can be difficult being the only one who isn't drinking. Put it this way, I'm not a confident dancer without plenty of Dutch courage so I can't see myself going to clubs anytime soon! 


The picture on the left is me enjoying a mojito in Ibiza last July and the green tea on the right is the type of beverage I currently drink. What a difference! I would love to hear from anyone else who is teetotal or unable to drink for medical reasons and how it affects your life, if at all

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