I did not drink during chemo because I felt just a little sick most of the time. when I felt well I did take a few sips here and there but was very cautious not to get drunk.I am over that now and I enjoy my martini(s) on the weekends just like before BC. I am nor er/pr+. My cancer seems to be genetic (brca1).
I'm so glad I found this thread! I agree... why DOES alcohol get such a bad rap! And I live in UT so there is added guilt! I read that folic acid reduces whatever increased risk there is from alcohol so I'm taking it! And (lol!) my sister called all excited because she had read about that too and wanted me to know so I wouldn't have to quit my wine habit!!! Here's to all of you!! Pam
Thanks for this thread... I was wondering about how to ask the oncol without seeming like a lush or anything, but my b/f's father makes the best homemade italian red wine ever - it's the only one that doesn't give me migraines and I was dreading having to turn it down when we visited!
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I really enjoyed your post Anita. I too thought that my drinking was part of the reason (a large part) of why I got bc. But I like what your friend in France had to say. It is a disease and not a reflection of a lifestyle. I think the diet in France/Italy/Greece and other European countries is different to ours. And your comment about carcinogens in the air, not to mention the things that are injected into animals....I watched a good documentary on the CBC by a reporter who is also coping with bc and from the research she's done it's evident that there are so many unknowns and so much in the air, the things we use every day and when all is said and done..there is no definitive answer as to "why" this woman and not that woman. Having said that, I expect I'll enjoy that next glass of wine much more than I have been since being dx'd a year ago!!
Shorbr, I've never heard of putting ice and lemon in my Molson's...and I don't think any of my friends has ever done that either...but hey why not...I put a slice of lime in my Corona. I'm going to give it a try!!
canadian beer drinkin girl here! "cheers"!