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  • #31708
    scpayne76
    Member

    A quick question. I’m off to a wedding tomorrow I haven’t touched a drop of alcohol since before my op in October. Do you think I could have a glass of champagne tomorrow? Are there any risks?
    Thank you.

    #53872
    bikerchris
    Participant

    Hi love,
    I don’t want to be a killjoy but the advice is avoid alcohol for 12 months. Not only that but the sugar content could affect you and champagne is sparkling so bad for your pouch. I don’t suppose a sip to toast the happy couple would harm you though.

    Enjoy the day. Have you bought a nice outfit to show off the new you?

    Chris x

    #53873
    scpayne76
    Member

    Thanks Chris. I think that’s probably best. I’m not much of a drinker anyway! I am wearing a lovely dress which I bought along with 3 others:-) such a girl.

    #53870
    Whitey
    Member

    Hi Chris is right about the 12 month rule plus I think it is wise to be at home with someone with you the first time you try alcohol again as it can affect you very quickly. As Mr Slater told me you will become a cheap date! Hope you enjoy the wedding.

    #53874
    scpayne76
    Member

    I didn’t touch a drop and still had a lovely time. Thank you all:-)

    #53871
    Kimberly
    Participant

    I did have some bubbles at 6 moths when I was with my friend at a concert ( she has cancer and it was in her wish list ) I was ok but a strong word of warning small amount and I was instantly legless . I personally would avoid it and only even after a year out only drink alchol with people whom you trust to look after you . X

    #53869
    Paul-H
    Participant

    Hi

    Also don’t forget that for those of you that have been bypassed, alcohol now hits a part of the intestine that was never supposed to see any, so a very small amount can make you very drunk or ill, is it worth the risk finding out.

    in addition to that we are all susceptible to addiction transference and you can just as easy end up swapping your food addiction to alcohol addiction.

    The advice to stay away from alcohol post WLS is there for a very good reason, don’t blow it is my advice.

    You don’t need to be drunk to have a good time, or you need new friends if you do :p:tape:

    Paul

    #53867
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @Kimberly 33603 wrote:

    I did have some bubbles at 6 moths when I was with my friend at a concert ( she has cancer and it was in her wish list ) I was ok but a strong word of warning small amount and I was instantly legless . I personally would avoid it and only even after a year out only drink alchol with people whom you trust to look after you . X

    This is such an important point to raise, Kim.

    It’s one thing to be careful about drinking after wls regarding driving/operating machinery etc, but quite another to stay safe.

    Alcohol hits us like a bulldozer and the effects seem to be even stronger after wls. making sure you are with people you trust when you have alcohol is the best way to stay safe – especially for women. Yes, we sober up quickly too but it still means there is a window of opportunity for any would be predator out there. Isn’t it awful that we have to think of such things.

    Thank you for bringing this up, Kim 🙂

    Doodah x

    #53868
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @Paul-H 33607 wrote:

    Hi

    Also don’t forget that for those of you that have been bypassed, alcohol now hits a part of the intestine that was never supposed to see any, so a very small amount can make you very drunk or ill, is it worth the risk finding out.

    in addition to that we are all susceptible to addiction transference and you can just as easy end up swapping your food addiction to alcohol addiction.

    The advice to stay away from alcohol post WLS is there for a very good reason, don’t blow it is my advice.

    You don’t need to be drunk to have a good time, or you need new friends if you do :p:tape:

    Paul

    Another superb piece of advice here, Paul. Thank you for sharing it.

    Doodah x

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