What's this got to do with Prostate Cancer I hear you say? On the whole I think I have handled the Pca situation reasonably well. I am nowhere near as terrified as I thought I would be and, until my PSA started rising again, I could go for days at a time without thinking about it.
However, since early October I've been on a succession of scans and blood tests and I think I might have been more worried about it than I actually knew. My alcohol consumption started to rise. I'd still, mostly, have my 2 alcohol free days a week but, at the weekends, I found myself drinking a whole bottle of Malbec in a sitting and this was after a large G & T as a pre-dinner drink.
So I thought I'd give dry January a try not least because given the near certainty that my cancer has recurred and I want to be in as good a condition as possible to continue/resume the fight.
First few days not easy but I have to say I feel 100% better. Even though I am pretty much hangover proof, I feel much livelier, my sleep is better, my bowel movements more predictable (tendency to diarrhea ) and I also feel less stressed.
Absolutely no intention of giving up the booze but I'm hoping I have given myself a bit of a reset. Instead of 2 days not drinking I'm going to try 4 days without and just tipple at the weekends. Must find a fool proof way of being able to resist the temptation to finish a bottle once opened!