on 11/4/14 12:04 pm - North York, Canada
Anyone at TWH remember what the guideline is in regard to alcohol intake? I can't remember. It is my birthday next week and I wanted to know if I can have a glass of wine. I am 3 months out with a sleeve.
probably wishful thinking but thought I would pose the question
I had RNY through HRRH. My centre suggests one year out. Three months, ahm, I truly think that's a bit too soon even for one glass.
I am at TWH they told us 6 months I also had a sleeve and when I talked to them at 6 months they still did not want me to drin****il at least a year out.
At 1 year post op I had a 1/4 glass of wine and I was out cold I am almost 2 years and 1 or 2 drinks and I am out for the count.
Remember alcohol is empty calories.
Referral- March 2012, Letter April 19, Orientation TWH- June 6, NP - July 3, Sleep Apena test July 16, Internist and SW - July 17, Nutritional class - July 23, Dietician appt. July 30th, Psych-Social appt - Aug 20th. Follow up with doctor sleep apena Aug. 28th Surgeons appt. - Dec. 14th Dr. Jackson. Surgery date - Feb 12 2013 - VSG
Happy Birthday next week :)
All I can do is offer words of caution with respect to drinking. Your liver is working double-time during your weight loss phase (and beyond, to be honest). Please trust me when I say you do NOT want issues with your liver, ever. An occasional drink after 6 months or a year, sure, enjoy! At 3 months, I wouldn't.
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I'm with TWH and the old rule was 6 months...... last January they announced 1 year preferably 18 months, (at the same time they made that changed they also changed the amount of liquid calcium to 3 times a day)
I remember because I asked the dietician and she said research is always making them change procedures and offer more informed processes.
on 11/5/14 7:47 am - North York, Canada
Thanks everyone for the replies!!! I thought it may be too early as well but thought I'd double check. I was not a big drinker before (maybe once or twice a year) so it is no big deal, just wanted to be prepared in case it is offered to me. Normally I would accept (pre-surgery) so I was just thinking about how this year will differ from last :)
I'm 6mnths out - I had my first glass of wine last week - which I sipped very slowly bc I wasn't sure how it would affect me! I didn't notice a difference from pre-surgery although I did feel a little sick to my stomach the next morning. Definitely something I will save for special occasions:)