So, after several years of struggling with alcohol I have decided to totally quit. I’ve tried the cutting back, cutting out for a few days, and finally realised I cannot drink at all anymore. I have all the early signs of someone with liver damage. Already know I have liver cysts, gall stones, high bp and intermittently been on meds for irregular heart beat.
I had it relatively under control pre lockdown, but now out of hand again. And now I work from home, so even more opportunity to drink. No excuse, but also no access to my main coping mechanism (aka the gym) has also not helped at all.
So I am starting today and, I know it’s going to be hard, but I’m determined to break the hold it has on me.
I’ve planned ahead and taking two weeks off work too so that I can focus on clearing my mind, long walks, exercise at home, signed up for Zoom calls through AA website and just generally completely focus on getting it out of my system and head!
Just wanted to share as this site has helped me a lot in understanding the impact on others, on my own health and mental wellbeing and most importantly, there is light at the end of the tunnel if you fight for it, so thanks 🙏 all x