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can you drink alcohol after surgery ????

Started by kisses1000us, Feb 27, 2011 1:13 PM
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Posted February 27, 2011 - 1:13 PM

I'm a social drinker and I just wanted to know if you can still drink alcohol after having the surgery ......how do you have to wait .I hope I can still enjoy a couple of Apple martini from time to time .......


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Posted February 27, 2011 - 1:54 PM

Oh yes baby! lol I think it was about 3 months out when I tried alcohol. I am a redneck from the midwest lol so I was raised on beer, however I would have to say it is probably the least tolerable after surgery - I think too much carbonation. But mixed drinks or other types of alcohol haven't given me any problems. I will say haha that I haven't been able to get drunk since surgery - I just can't drink enough at once for that to happen.



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Posted February 27, 2011 - 2:25 PM


You can drink. But, most people wait until they reach goal or they are a little farther out.

You probably wouldn't want to drink something that has too much carbonation because it won't feel so great.

Overall it's a personal decision!


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Posted February 27, 2011 - 4:01 PM

Thanks for the advise


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Posted February 27, 2011 - 4:09 PM

You mean I won't be able to drink enough to catch a buzz Kathym?!?! I don't want to get falling-down drunk or anything, but If I'm going to drink, I want to be able to feel it!


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Posted February 27, 2011 - 4:12 PM

I told myself I would wait for like 3 months after surgery... Good job! I drank half glass of wine yesterday (I am 19 days out) at a dinner party. I enjoyed it SO much. I am not going to drink any soon again, but it is the only thing I really miss. I think that a small glass of white wine sometimes on the weekend is not going to kill me or my weight loss. I was the same weight this morning as I was yesterday. It felt so good...:tape:


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Posted February 27, 2011 - 4:19 PM

Ok good to know , I'm not talking about drinking right after surgery but about 4 mos out it will be my birthday ....Will you still get a buzz when you drink .....



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Posted March 22, 2011 - 9:25 AM

I had VSG surgery on 2/26, I drank a cranberry & vodka on St. Patty's Day. (didn't want to try beer, too filling). I caught a little tickle (not even a buzz) but only had 1 drink and it took about an hour to down. On Saturday 3/19 it was my Birthday so I had to drink. I drank a Cosmopolitan and nothing happened, I ordered a second Cosmo and 2 sips into it I was full so I had to stop. I'm scared I won't be able to catch a buzz either, I don't smoke or do any drugs so drinks are really the only thing I do to take the edge off. I'm not going to drink again till my cruise on May 1st so we'll see how it goes.


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Posted March 22, 2011 - 9:32 AM

OMG I had one shot of Tequilla at about 10 weeks out and I got really drunk for about 5 minutes, puked, and then I was fine. I think you will for sure be able to get a buzz.

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Posted March 22, 2011 - 2:04 PM

My surgeons instructions say after 3 months. I was surprized, I thought it would be never.

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