how about drinking?

JanieMarie
JanieMarie Member Posts: 25
edited March 29 in Humor and Games
Where did our thread go? Is anyone out there from our drinking group? Did I miss something - like we became too offesive or ...well, drunk?

I would love to hear from you gals!

Janie
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  • mc24
    mc24 Member Posts: 10
    edited March 2006

    this post made for a great laugh. Thanks.

  • CasinoGirl
    CasinoGirl Member Posts: 475
    edited April 2006
    Gosh I don't know....other than I think if a thread has been inactive for a certain amount of time it "goes away".

    Guess we could start over. I'm still drinking, so nothing has changed there.

    Cheers.

    Donna
  • rosies
    rosies Member Posts: 2
    edited April 2006

    I found the original thread using "search", so I bumped it up.

  • jaybird627
    jaybird627 Member Posts: 1,227
    edited April 2006
    I'm not sure if I posted on this thread before (probably as I DO drink) but I wanted to add that I don't believe drinking caused my BC (I'm BRCA2+ and THAT's what caused it!) so I do enjoy my red wine and scotch whenever I feel like it! Why does alcohol always get such a bad rap?

    Janis L
  • ddd
    ddd Member Posts: 2
    edited April 2006
    All I know, is that I have taken extremely good care of my body my entire life, and I still ended up with atypical hyperplasia. That combined with other risk factors has me looking at a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy at the beginning of July. I get very frustrated and bemoan having "wasted" so much time and energy, denying myself some pleasures like a drink every now and then. Since being ultra careful with my health didn't make any difference in the end, I now am indulging myself a little more. There may not be that many years left in this life, why deny myself some pleasures?
  • susan_CNY
    susan_CNY Member Posts: 64
    edited April 2006
    My dh asked my onco about drinking and smoking, Dr. assured me that neither caused my breast or colon cancer. He advised not changing my lifestyle while in treatment, "do what you normally do". Yes smoking causes lung cancer and I am trying my hardest to quit, thats the best I can do. as far as drinking I enjoy it and intend to live what I believe to be quality of life. Everyone has that choice to make, we are all so differant. Cheers!
  • debbie444
    debbie444 Member Posts: 3
    edited April 2006
    The way that i look at it is I could have a drink and get hit by a bus tomorrow or never drink again and still get hit by a bus tomorrow!!
    Debbie
  • jaybird627
    jaybird627 Member Posts: 1,227
    edited April 2006
    Okay, since this thread is about "drinking" I'll just tell you all that a part of my job is wine tasting. Jealous? Vendors come into the store and we sample what they're wanting us to sell. It's fun. Now, we're not supposed to actually drink on the job but tasting is allowed and no one really knows that we sometimes taste more than we should! Sometimes I really do love my job!

    Janis L
  • junie
    junie Member Posts: 784
    edited April 2006

    hugggssss to all of you with drinking/smoking vices! Glad to see this thread coming around again--as I go get ice and fill cooler with lots and lots of beer! We are in good company, here--hang in there friends!!!

  • Rosemary44
    Rosemary44 Member Posts: 272
    edited April 2006
    Janis,

    Perfect, a wine taster! Do I have questions. I'm trying to find a pinot grigio that doesn't have a strong after taste. I think it's referred to as a long or short finish. I saw a wine show on PBS.

    So far I found an Ecco Domani that's pretty good but do you have a personal favorite? I'm getting tired of opening white wine bottles and they quickly become cooking wine. Thanks
  • CasinoGirl
    CasinoGirl Member Posts: 475
    edited April 2006
    Janis - WTF? Hell yes, I'm jealous - I want YOUR job. Sounds MUCH more fun than being a regulatory consultant for a health insurance co. Come to think of it...no wonder I drink!!

    Donna
  • jaybird627
    jaybird627 Member Posts: 1,227
    edited April 2006
    Rosemary,

    I cannot advise you at this time on a Pino Grisio.
    I will ask around work for some suggestions, and you could
    also go to liquior store and to my store and mill aound the wine departrment. Good luck!

    Janis L
  • calm247
    calm247 Member Posts: 1
    edited May 2006
    i refrained from drinking during chemo, but i have to admit i did endulge on special occasions - like every weekend before my next treatment.

    now that i'm in the surgery part of treatment, i am back in the saddle - and it feels wonderful. we went to a wine and food tasting this past weekend - a sip n' stroll - and had a blast. it was great to be around friends and family and enjoying the good life.

    cheers everyone!
  • flea
    flea Member Posts: 3
    edited May 2006

    I enjoy a good, sweet, red wine every once in a while. Between radiation and my next chemo I drank a little more of it than usual I admitt. : ) But during chemo, it just makes me feel a little more sick. I tried to drink a margarita once during chemo and found that hard liquor definitely made me sick.

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Member Posts: 47
    edited May 2006

    Captin Morgan and I saute you !

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Member Posts: 47
    edited May 2006

    Ooppssssssss should have put my cigarette down before the salute !

  • christineK
    christineK Member Posts: 735
    edited May 2006
    Crack me up Rhymeee. I used to like the Capt and Diet. Now I don't drink too many "alcohol" drinks, I don't think wine is in that category.
    Janis - I get paid to taste wines too,(restaurant biz)
    I get spoiled by the customers that hosts their wine clubs there and I then have access to some great wines. If buying on my own, your store has a great selection.
  • 2up
    2up Member Posts: 944
    edited May 2006
    well being a good canadian girl..........i'm a beer drinker LOL! i like wine but it doesn't like me, i'm instantly reduced to a "puddle" after one glass........irrational, overly emotional, suspicious! it's pretty sad really.......thank goodness for coors light though, if not for that they'd have locked me up through all of this more than once!

    "ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH......"
  • silvergirl9114
    silvergirl9114 Member Posts: 310
    edited May 2006

    Dirty vodka martini girl here. My onc said to cut the alcohol consumption in half so now I have one before dinner every other night. Over the Christmas holidays I got about a month ahead of myself! Better than nuthin', I guess.

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Member Posts: 47
    edited May 2006
    Christine,

    We are almost neighbors. I am about 4 1/2 hours from you.

    Howdee neighbor !
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Member Posts: 77
    edited May 2006
    " Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink I feel shame Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes
    and dreams If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this wine and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
    ~ Jack Handy

    WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell happened to your bra and panties.
  • susan_CNY
    susan_CNY Member Posts: 64
    edited May 2006
    Toasting to you! Bravo!
    It is friday.
  • harleyhoney
    harleyhoney Member Posts: 19
    edited May 2006
    Ditto, yeah, what you all said....
    I'll drink to that.
    ENJOY!!!
    Stacy
  • JanieMarie
    JanieMarie Member Posts: 25
    edited May 2006
    Has anyone seen my bra and panties?

    Hope everyone had a great weekend.

    Janie
  • junie
    junie Member Posts: 784
    edited May 2006
    laffin--glad you brought this post back up! Seems like I have just about a kazillion things to toast each day--I enjoy my Miller Lite, and ohhhh, the occasional glass of Merlot! Drank before, during, and after treatment--retirement is kinda hard on me because happy hour can start any dang time I want!

    moderation is the key! So, I tell myself--you can have a glass of Merlot--you can't drink the whole bottle......I tell myself I can have a beer, but I can't drink the whole case in one day!

    sorry--but I like my booze...and, I've never quite understood some of the hysteria over oh my god I had a drink......glad this thread has activated again--helps to know you're not alone!!!
  • inspiewriter
    inspiewriter Member Posts: 54
    edited May 2006
    Quote:

    Why does alcohol always get such a bad rap?

    Janis L


    I still like my red wine, too, but am going to give it up awhile to try and lose a few pounds.

    I think it gets a bad rap because it's processed by the liver, and that may have let some of the estrogen get by (for us er+ gals) and stick around in bad places. That's just a theory I've heard, my onc. says nothing about alcohol has been proven, and I'm sure many other factors were also involved in my bc. (taking birth control pills, being around other chemicals, having mono as a teen, and on and on.)

    If we are on Tamoxifen, we should not have that problem at all. The estrogen is not sticking around anymore.

    I've also read taking folic acid along with our B vitamins is helpful if you drink alcohol.
  • PoohRN1962
    PoohRN1962 Member Posts: 176
    edited May 2006
    Oh, man! I am a new diagnosis, and never even THOUGHT about "having" to give up drinking!

    Can I join the drinkers in this forum? PLEASE?
  • snufflesmom
    snufflesmom Member Posts: 97
    edited May 2006
    I drank my whole time durning tx, and it never once bothered me. Not a lot but I did drink.

    Randi
  • jaybird627
    jaybird627 Member Posts: 1,227
    edited May 2006
    I didn't drink during chemo as it tasted terrible to me. I guess I saved a lot of money during tx but I think I've more than made up for lost time! Cheers!

    Janis L
  • bach
    bach Member Posts: 3
    edited May 2006
    I am so glad to see there are drinkers out there. I haven't had a drink since I started chemo - not because I'm clever but because I feel ill. Today is my birthday 36th so I'm going to have a vino tonight and see how we go. It doesn't seem fair to feel crap without the giddy pleasures that usually cause hangovers.

    Cheers to you all...

    Nicole