Do I have a Drink Problem?
These days I usually wake around 1-2 a.m. and find it difficult to go back to sleep, meaning that by 8 a.m. I am fuzzy headed and sleepy.
Online research - (I know 😒) - suggests that this is likely to be the result of the amount of alcohol I consume. Most evenings I drink around half a bottle of wine and, although I always mean to have a couple of alcohol-free nights each week, this invariably never happens. Common sense tells me that this is most probably not very healthy but, dammit, I enjoy my evening tipple.
My father unfortunately hit the bottle fairly hard after my mother left us back in the 1970s and he suffered a pretty horrendous end as a result of that plus his lifelong heavy smoking habit, so I am fully aware of the dangers of drinking to excess.
I have taken note of the warnings and advice concerning my thyroid and cholesterol levels and am now on a very healthy low-fat regime - in fact I have lost quite a lot of weight as a result - so why do I not follow the same strict guidelines for alcohol consumption?
I quite often have this internal debate with myself - do I cut down/give up on my wine habit and feel less happy or do I carry on and just enjoy however long I may have left? After all, the proverbial number 19 omnibus could still come along to mow me down once I become a teetotaller.