Monday, June 18, 2012

Gettin Your Alcoholism On

Ya know, I gave up drinking nearly 5 years ago.

Which is to say, I miss it almost as much as nicotine but not quite. A significant portion of my life is committed to staying away from all of those addictive things. What I am really trying to say is...

Gawd I miss them.

So when I saw this article on gastric bypass I thought holy shit...I am still mulling over the possibilities. Here's a piece I snipped for those friends of mine who have retained their drinking privileges. Only because it's interesting and today...I don't feel like writing a damn thing about government. (I did however, eat a humongous piece of ham in Joseph with 5 lbs of hashbrowns and I had the presence of mind to snap a picture of the half I couldn't eat. This is the stuff that legends are made of and I will be bringing the Joseph follow up blog just as soon as I find that camera cord) In the mean time... back to getting your drink on...

 "A gastric bypass patient has a small pouch [for a stomach] so alcohol goes straight into the intestine and is absorbed rapidly," said Roslin. "When it is absorbed rapidly, there is a high peak and rapid fall."
The higher absorption rate makes alcohol more addictive, he added.
Indeed, before his surgery, Kahn would have two drinks, then feel sleepy and go to bed. After the surgery, he said he felt the alcohol would go through his system faster, which allowed him to drink more.
"It wears off so quickly so you can keep going and going," said Kahn.

I could have been dead years ago. Thank gawd I opted out of that. I think.


Anonymous said...

I'm not buying that story, Brian. My father was a beer alcholic and after having most of his stomach removed due to ulcers, he would get dangerously drunk on two beers.

blurred said...

If he is/was still drinking beer after most of his stomach was removed, he was probably such a drunk that his liver was barely functioning which would explain why he got wasted so easily. Not sure how your "story" contradicts what Brian has just posted, but you are a lib-dope, right?