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    This Tuesday will be five weeks since my sleeve. I feel great! I am down 34 pounds.. My birthday is next weekend and I am going to dinner with my hubby.... I would like to have one margarita while I am out! When did everyone (if anyone did) have alcohol after your surgery??????? I will email my MD Monday to ask him as well. I am just curious! I know a lot of people say they dont even feel like drinking after surgery but I feel like one! LOL! THANKS!


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    I LOVE my margaritas!!!!!! But, I'm 4+ months out and haven't done it yet. I just don't feel like at this point in my journey the calories are worth it and frankly I'm a little afraid of what it will feel like in my sleeve. You don't want to ruin your birthday with an upset stomach.


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    I read to wait one year. I would try one at home prior to make sure all the sugar doesn't give you dumping syndrome and/or vomiting. You will probably feel the effects of a drink much faster as well. I wanted a glass of wine last night but didn't...long day with sick kids at home. Anyhow, I would try it in private before out at a restaurant, but that is just me. Happy Birthday early.
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    I just got back from an all inclusive resort in Cuba - we were there for 2 weeks and I promise you I enjoyed the rum - just not with pop!
    I also managed to lose 8 lbs while there.
    I didn't get hammered or anything, but I had a handful of drinks each day. It didn't seem to hit me hard at all, in fact, I actually tolerated the alcohol much better than ever before. I felt like it barely hit me. That being said, I was exercising - swimming, doing a lot of walking, hiking, dancing, etc.
    I had a few mojitos but had it modified and made without soda/pop, had a rum with pineapple juice/orange juice or lime slush, or fresh pina coladas made with fresh coconut juice. Enjoy - just don't turn it into a habit! I allowed myself to enjoy my vacation - I still watched what I ate carefully, I did allow myself a few cheats, but as a rule stuck to the meat (protein first), then veggies, then anything else - truthfully I didn't really get more than one bite of anything else because the rest kept me full. Now that we're back I'm back to being diligent again.

    Enjoy your birthday dinner!
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    I'm 2 weeks out and had very watered down vodka cranberries, it was more like water with a splash of vodka and cran and I was fine... but that was me


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    I'm just about 3 mo out and I had 4 vodka w/cranberry juice last week on Fat Tue. I didn't feel the slightest bit sick, and it didn't hit me any faster than normal. I was just a bit tipsy at the end of the night. Have a great Birthday!!


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    If you have to have a drink, pick something w/less sugar. Plus, like the others have said, I would recommend doing a test drive at home before drinking in public. Also, remember that you cannot drink w/in 15 minutes of eating and at least 30 minutes after eating. How long are you planning on being at dinner? I would think that you would need at least 2 hours, since you won't be able to drink at the same rate that you did pre-op.

    Please be careful! Happy Birthday!



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    3 months after my surgery I had 1 half of a very, very small vodka and cranbury and it kicked my ass!! LOL

    My profile pic/avatar is me immediately after said ass kicking - I was buzzed and Irish redfaced....

    I was fine having the drink, but it hit me super fast and super hard....I haven't had a drink since, but I actually might go drinking with my favorite cousin tonight....
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    I was sleeved on dec. 14th and had a glass of wine on new years eve. I also just came back from mardi gras and had a few shots every nite and a couple of vodka and cranberry juices. The shots got to me pretty quickly but I could sip the mixed drinks with the same effect as before the sleeve. Happy birthday! Enjoy yourself and get back on the program the next day!
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    The book by doctor aceves says to wait 6 weeks before a drink and not to over do it . Happy birthday!


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    I never really liked alcohol, so I haven't had the desire to have any. Funny thing - my husband likes beer and was telling me how good this on particular beer was so I took a sip. Yes, a sip! I forgot about the bubbles and I was burping all night long! (BTW - didn't like the beer either.)

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    My surgery was 12/07. I went to a concert a couple night ago and had a daiquiri. That was my first alcohol since surgery. I had no problems but I ate dinner about 40 minutes earlier so I wasn't drinking on an empty stomach.


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