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One guy's experiences as he quits drinking

Something different

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I just wrote the most boring blog post about drinking and then deleted it.

So instead I’m going to write about something lovely that happened late last year. I had my 6 month oncology check and my cancer marker came back ‘undetectable’ (that’s really good). It wasn’t expected so it came as a real surprise.

For a couple of years beforehand the cancer marker had been increasing (that’s bad). The increase wasn’t dramatic but there had been a slow and steady trend going in the wrong direction. Then in the middle of 2015 it plateaued and at the end of the year it crashed to such low levels that the blood test couldn’t detect it.

Since then I feel like I’ve been on holidays from the low-level anxiety it caused. I’ve stopped fixating and thinking about it. One day I hope that I’ll get to that point with my drinking too.

One thought on “Something different

  1. It definitely fades with time. I miss drinking approximately twice a year (seriously), briefly and randomly, and the rest of the time I feel unbridled joy and liberation. Or at the very least mild gratitude to be alive. That’s great news about the test markers and I like how you wrote about it and tied it in with how you hope to feel about not drinking.

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