Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cosmos at work?

I've had my first alcohol. We had an event at work and, along with the normal beer and wine that I generally avoid, one of the booths was making Cosmos.

I kid you not. Cosmos. At work.

Not only that, but he was putting in about 3x the vodka that you would normally. So they were STRONG.

But I had to have one. I haven't had a Cosmo since about three months pre-op and I've been wanting one.

Perhaps it wasn't the smartest thing in the world to have my first alcoholic drink at work, but too late now.

I did not get smashing, falling down drunk. I did get tipsy faster. But that could have been from the strength of the drink. It's hard to say if I'm more sober now than I would normally be either.

All in all, I don't think I reacted all that much differently than pre-op. I was already quite the lightweight when it came to the "demon rum" anyway so if I get drunk five minutes faster, well, it's not a big difference.

I did notice that drinking made me eat more. I ended up having both a chocolate covered strawberry and a fruit tart instead of just one or the other. I did pass on the brownies and cupcakes in favor of cheese. That's probably not something I would have done pre-op, particularly not tipsy.

Summary: Not a bad experience, but I see the pitfalls that people can fall into. Luckily I'm not a big drinker, but I think I'll become even more abstinent.
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