Good luck Mike! I had the same thought process back in July of this year, and I haven't had a drink since then. I never said I wouldn't drink again, just that I'd wait until I was out of this flare and stable enough that I could handle the torture my body goes through that is associated with drinking. I haven't reached that point yet, don't konw if I ever will. I didn't think it possible, but I've got 10 bottles of my favorite microbrews sitting in my fridge, and they've been there since July. My biggest tests have come with social gatherings, but I've found that when around a bunch of drunk people, I was able to enjoy their company without being shnockered myself. Matter of fact, I probably had a better time because I wasn't worried about doing anything stupid.
More power to you, and here's to valuing your health over having a few drinks. I think you made the right choice. Amazing what happens when you change a light bulb isn't it?
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone ( 2.5mg/day, back up to 7.5mg), flaxseed oil, L-glutamine, magnesium, and vit B-12.
Tried the spinach/sunflower diet. Saw some relief in symptoms after 1 month, but symptoms returned with the taper off prednisone.
Next up - experimental and trial drugs.