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 !