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originally posted by: pacific
I am normally an empathetic person, but it's hard for me to be sympathetic for the OP. I'm grateful for the OPs warning to others and kinda sad this happened to another person.
Relatives can treat their bodies like # then just expect others to take care of them when they can no longer function.
originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: intrepid
I didn't have my first drink until I was 24. I only had a couple beers 2-3 times a week during hockey games.
My life took a stupid turn and I started drinking daily, and sometimes twice like you said.
I don't really care about my health and neither does anyone else. I've already been through it all and found there's not much over the horizon for me.
I do miss the taste of water though and feeling truly hydrated is a good feeling.
I do want to quit drinking. Not for anyone or anything, but just because I know deep down it's not who I am and not who I want to be.
But who I am and who I want to be doesn't get very far without that escape and numbness.
originally posted by: intrepid
I'm in my mid 50's and had a liver transplant 6 weeks ago due to hard drinking for about 40 years. My liver had crapped out. Once that happens there's no pill to bring it back. Quitting after cells die won't bring it back either. That's the background.
originally posted by: openyourmind1262
a reply to: intrepid
Ain't functioning to well now, are we? You do need to say, you need to say it loud & clear, not all are as wise as you. Not all understand the ramifications of "hard boozing". You been on here a long damn time, not all that come here and read these threads are of the age to make the" phuck your life up decision of "hard boozing". I have zero sympathy for your plight....it's been self inflicted since, you were around 15 years old. Again, your words & math, not mine. Killing your liver with alcohol should exclude anyone from getting a damn new one. Because someone somewhere who didn't hard booze gave one up for you to have. I have ALS, I have zero say in my disease, I bet you wished you could say the same.