I'll get better, I'll fluff the feathers, I'll punch in the numbers and I'll enter the letters…
No doctor or medical professional has told me I can never drink again. When I’ve asked about it, I get variations on the statement that I can have “one drink”: one drink per day (that one is almost alarmingly generous), one drink sometimes, one drink unless it makes me feel bad.
On the other hand, any drinking after an episode of pancreatitis raises your risk of developing chronic pancreatitis. Which—knock on wood—it seems like I don’t have. And which I would really prefer never to have. So, as one of them put it, there’s only one known safe recommendation: never again.
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But that’s not what they actually tell me to do (that person included). What they tell me is: one drink. No, the person who goes around saying no more alcohol for BDM, those days are over is me. This is frankly a reversal of how things usually go with doctors, who are usually happ…
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