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My surgeon and my Nutritious said I can start drinking. But next month is my 10th wedding anniversary i don’t know I’m excited I really do missed glass of moscato wine sunrise tequila or something I really need advice I just want our anniversary be so special

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Most vets advise that you start slowly with alcohol at first, because it may affect you differently than before surgery. So it might be a good idea to try a glass of wine at home, where it doesn't matter if it ends up hitting you really hard. Then you'll have some idea of how much you can drink while you're out and be okay. Also, be careful that alcohol doesn't become a substitute coping mechanism to replace the food you can't eat anymore. It might sound alarmist but transfer addictions have happened to people (I had to check myself because I found myself shopping to get the emotional soothing I used to get from food). Other than that, factor those calories into your into plan and enjoy!

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Congrats on your wedding anniversary @mischa23.

Have to admit I did look forward to that first gin & tonic after surgery at my cousin’s 40th but it took me hours to drink it. I had to stir it a bit to release some of the bubbles in the tonic first but honestly it didn’t quite taste the same (damn weird post surgery taste buds) & I wasn’t really enjoying it. I still find that with wine & champagne. Even dry not sweet wines taste too sweet & I don’t enjoy drinking them as much when I do have the odd glass. Even now, I only have one glass of alcohol about once or twice a month & I take ages to drink it. Gin is probably the drink I enjoy most (I was always an gin drinker so yay) & I find I rarely finish a glass of champagne. You may be totally different but don’t be surprised if that first glass is not quite as enjoyable.

Hope your anniversary is a special day for you both.

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I’m so nervous I’m really am we going Poconos plus it also as casino I know they give out free drinks I don’t know what to order I don’t want my gastric sleeve surgery messed up our anniversary this is big deal

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Congratulations on your anniversary - hope you both have a blast. I am only 17 days post op so likely a ways down the line for me. Curious how long ago you had surgery? Trying to gage when I can try a glass of wine.

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Okay good to know. So you doctor is okay at 60 days - I see my doctor next week for the first time and was going to inquire. Thanks for the Intel and again enjoy your Anniversary

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First of all congrats on celebrating ten years and I wish you many more to come. Like jaelzion suggested I would try it at home first. It could hit you much harder than before and for some the sugar can even cause dumping. I don’t think this is as much an issue with sleevers as bypass but still a possibility you don’t want to deal with on your anniversary. I would pay attention to how long it takes to get out of your system too so you can sorta gage how long you should wait between drinks as to not get totally blitzed.and I don’t think I will ever drink and then drive again since I read that it takes way longer to get out of your blood and varies from person to person so no one really knows exactly how long you should wait but maybe some of the vets can give better advice on that one.

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If you are anything like me (you may very well NOT be), pay attention to the sugar content of your drinks. i had just a few sips of a soju-sake drink at around 2 months post-op and paid the price: was basically on the bathroom floor for a while and then out of commission for the rest of the night. Luckily I was at home.

P.S. i was sleeved.

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