The Anonymous Widower

Why Am I Drinking So Much?

Yesterday, I drank heavily all day.

I had three mugs of tea before I left home to do my shopping and then another cup of tea in Carluccio’s with my breakfast.

Before I left for the football, I had a large glass of milk and then I had a tea on the train going to Ipswich.

I didn’t drink anything in the ground, but I did have a small bottle of water coming home, to wash down my Warfarin.

With my supper, I then had two 330 ml. bottles of Celia lager, to wash down the Marks and Spencer’s curry.

A couple of weeks ago, I wouldn’t have been able to drink that amount of fluid, as my throat was rather dry. But just as my gut seems to have improved, it now seems to be the turn of my throat.

Thinking through the last two years since my stroke, I don’t seem to have been able to drink like this. In fact some doctors have told me to limit my fluid intake.

In some ways though, this drinking behaviour has happened before.  In the early 1970s, I was working as a consultant at Time Sharing in Great Portland Street and was getting most of my fluid in the Mason’s Arms next door. I remember then thinking, I was drinking too much, so I switched from coffee to tea at home and started to drink masses of the stuff. I felt a lot better.

Then sometime about 1985 or so, I gave up coffee again and started drinking tea, after I thought I’d got a serious mouth infection.  I actually, stopped drinking coffee this time, a couple of months ago, as I thought I’d got a similar infection.

So it’s all very strange.  At least drinking lots of tea, with one drink a day, isn’t going to do me any harm.

One side effect of my health and possibly all of the drinking, is that for the first time in a year or so, wine now seems to taste like wine again.

February 3, 2013 - Posted by | Health | , ,


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