Hello Sunnyday, I second what lexilou says, well done on not drinking if you choose not too. and i'm off another tangent, someone once said to me " O you don't drink". I replied, yes i do but I don't drink and drive--- he used too,--selfish idiot. I enjoy an ocassional drink but on my terms. good for you. Hope you have a happy and healthy 2015.
Hi Lexilou3 - thank you for your encouraging words - I will bear in mind the advice re being allergic to alcohol and may try this next time someone tries to persuade me that I really should have a drink! Take care x
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Hi Sunnyday - well done on staying true to yourself. Going off on a little tangent I trekked in Iceland for a charity event & one of the people on that trip had had a problem with alcohol. His way around difficult questions or people trying to convince him to have *just one* for what ever reason, was to say he was allergic to it. Suddenly people are much more understanding & did not press him to take any at all. He even avoided alchol in cooked foods - despite being told it was cooked off.
Hope this may help you around justifications / explanations you are quite rightly unwilling to provide.
I was diagnosed in 2010 with lobular BC and was told that alcohol can play a part in this form of BC so I should try to drink as little alcohol as possible. I was never a heavy drinker, but liked a drink socially as it gave me more confidence. Because I wanted to live I decided not to drink at all, and haven't had a drink now for about 4 years. This time of the year I find quite difficult as many people don't know of my diagnosis (my choice) and I have to make excuses for why I don't drink (usually blaming it on medication). I do think that people tend to think I am boring though, but given the choice I'm sure they would have made the same decision as me!
I have also become very conscious of alcohol being present in many toiletries and try to choose alcohol free options where possible, although there isn't much choice to be honest. I have also tried to cut out parabens where possible as I understand these are oestrogens and my BC was er+. I would love to use all the lovely smelling toiletries people buy me for Christmas and Birthday, but I have got to the stage where I am just too afraid to use them! Again it makes me feel boring.
Do others feel the same way as me? Or am I taking this too seriously, as I am sure that no-one can say with any certainty that if you don't ever have a drink and you cut out products containing alcohol wherever possible then it won't come back.
Other peoples views on this subject would be welcomed. Thank you - & Happy New Year let's hope it's a good one for us all x