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Since Christmas I've noticed that the amount of alcohol I've been consuming has increased.
Ive not been drinking alone or in secret. However the number of social occasions I've been to has increased greatly. Special birthdays, weddings, wedding anniversaries, christenings etc keep coming up.
My husband will be retiring in a few weeks, so there will be more celebrations, weekends away, trips abroad, all occasions where I would drink.
Although he will be retiring from local government, we're both considering him doing some consultancy work abroad on as little or as much as he wants basis.
I've spoken before about the problems I had with him working away. However now the kids are grown up, i would go with him,
This would involve so many situations where alcohol is free and easy, particularly where wifes/parteners are involved. 'The ladies that lunch' brigade, although not my cup of tea!, all drink like fishes morning till night. I have no intention of getting back to where I was before, but I know myself and admit I would probably throw myself right into the fun and party lifestyle, merely to pass time and avoid boredom.
So with all that's going on in my life at the moment and months ahead, I've decided to go back to taking campral again. My gp (also a family friend) fully agrees with me and was happy prescribing it. Thank goodness he didn't fob me off with ARCs again. He said it was a waste of time.
My only worry is that alcohol still, to a certain degree, controls my life, which makes me feel weak. Trying to feel positive that ive acted now, rather than later.
Started campral again today and know that not drinking won't be hard.
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