Ain’t missing you

To be fair, I’ve never been a big drinker of alcohol at any point in my life, though I certainly have enjoyed the odd strong drink from time to time, mainly when eating out, or flying somewhere. Generally a glass of wine, or a vodka and coke, but that really is about it for me.

So fine, when I was told last July, that because of the strong(ish) pain killers they were putting me on, I had to stop drinking alcohol, it wasnt the end of the world for me. Yes, there have been a few air flights where I’ve missed that drink, or when celebrating my 60th (twice this year), that it might have been nice to celebrate a bit more, but such is life. Christmas, I had non alcoholic wine, and last September, I stayed off the pills for 3 days (period to clear system), so I could drink at my friends wedding, but that really has been it! And yes, then, I was taking them again as soon as I got back to the hotel. I wasnt in real pain (non stressful activity, and hot weather for a week helped), but I quickly got back to the pill plan, and was grateful for them!

What struck me this week though, was when I took in a couple of bottles of alcoholic wine type drinks for a tombola as prizes at work, was that I didnt miss not being able to drink them. There may be a time when I dont need the pills again, and can have the odd drink again, but in truth, I’m not sure that will happen given the state of my back, but we will have to wait and see.

And yes, flying to and from Seattle last month, I did think it would have been nice to have had wine with the meal, but did I really miss it, probably not? Fine, I know people on the same pills, and same strength pills as me, who do drink, and have no issues with it. But me, I’m a good, obedient robot (I wish) type, who does as I’m told, so…

Now, if only I could find those robotization pills to take, lol…? 😉

Right, video time. A Brit, who found fame in the US is tonights pick. Sorry, booze, but…

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A little glass of alcohol

One of the things that I was told that I needed to give up when I went on all my painkillers, was alcohol. Fair enough, I have never been that much of a drinker in truth, though I used to enjoy the occasional glass of wine, or a vodka and coke, or something, most of the time I could live without it, and so it never bothers me all that much.

In fact, the only time I have drunk alcohol, since I started on them, was at a friends wedding, due to the fact I was taking it very easy, and it was very warm, I decided to try to go without for 3 days (suggested clean period) before her wedding if I could, so I could celebrate properly on the day. Yes, because of the above, I made it, though being maid of honor, it wasnt that long after I got back to the hotel post reception that I needed to take one again!

Christmas, I drank wine, but it was the no alcohol one (I know, its not perfect, but so minimal I was fine, and besides I didnt have to go anywhere if I had got sleepy), which was fine. My birthday, given I was in the freezing UK, I stuck to soft drinks, even on my 60th! Arent I good, lol?

The only time I’m really going to miss it, well, one of those comes up later this month. One of those times I’ve always enjoyed a glass of wine, is when eating dinner, flying across the Atlantic, but it wont be happening. To be blunt, I know people who take the same painkillers as me, do drink, seem to be fine, but hey, I’m a good, obedient ‘robot’, so…

But yes, what amused me today was the Airline I am flying with, later this month, had a free giveaway on social media today, and one of the prizes was a bottle of champagne, on your flight. No, I have no idea what I would have done if I’d won (it was free to enter) that, though I wouldnt have minded the main prize, of US air tickets. No, in the end, I didnt win anything, hardly surprising with me, and my luck to be fair. But yes, these contests, it does amuse me that they seem to just assume that everyone can drink! Ah well…

Video time, and take your choice. Same song, one the original lineup miming to a soundtrack. A glass of a kind of alcohol…

And secondly, a more recent live performance, where in fact, all but the lead singer are the same people!