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Hello I am 49 year old Swedish male currently living in Eastern Canada. I have been drinking since I was 13. I was diagnosed with IBS at the age of 25, and the doctor told me to eat more fibre, which I disregarded back when. My current habits are 4 cans of 7% beer/night and sometime an additional glass of wine. (Last year or so) Prior to that I used to drink more wine about a bottle/night and polish of a couple of beers as well.
I haven’t always been drinking every day used to be weekend drinker and little Saturday that we use to call Wednesdays back in Sweden :o)
I eat fairly healthy lots of plant based foods and I take vitamin supplement including St. Mary’s thiste tablets. When I drink I drink very slow, 30-60 minutes per can. However I am very worried about liver cirrhosis. I have muscular pains alongside of my right rib not under rib but alongside and also when I bend my back to the sides it really hurts. My latest health checkup was 3 years ago where my liver enzymes showed slightly elevated but nothing that concerned the doctor. My health overall is pretty good.
The biggest problem I am having is that I am terrified to go and see a doctor, I am afraid they say you have cirrhosis, pretty much meaning I’m done here on earth, Thank goodness though I do have my Christian faith and believe in God. I have decided to stop drinking and I have been saying this probably for the last 10 years now so getting abit tired of wanting to quit but never really putting any action into the thought. The longest I have gone without any drinks for the last ten years is probably 12. Last time was 3 days 2 weeks ago, but it always comes back to the good or should I say bad old habit.
I have been going through lots of stress last 5 years with 5 deaths in me and my wifes family. Anyways just to make a long story short and to summarize the will to quit is there but its oh so difficult.
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