A full year dry. Dropped 60 lbs, gained 10 back and am at 185 - 190
from 240. Feel great. Can jog more than 20 feet. Blood work shows that
aside from potassium levels being a bit high, you wouldn't know my
liver is damaged, and adjusting the diuretics is sorting out the K
levels quite nicely.
My internal med specialist made it perfectly clear. (with an Austrian
accent) "You have to make a decision, and as your doctor I will support
you making that decision. If you keep drinking, you will die. If you
stop drinking, you will live."
Hmm... Let me think about that, Doc.
And yet, my GP told me about a patient he had, younger than me, same
diagnosis, who sold everything he had, moved to Arizona, sat looking
out at the desert, and drank until he died.
Anyway... not looking for kudos or congrats. Just sharing a personally
important anniversary with friends.
As JOAT would say, life is basically good.
Life. Nature's way of keeping meat fresh. -- Dr. Who