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Posted by Horace (as ),
Earlier this year I had a fall and went to hospital for a few days.
As usual I was asked the same questions many times. There was a question about alcohol which I answered honestly. I am 68 years old and was told that with my smoking as well I would be lucky to last another two years!
I was put on Thiamine and was recommended going to go to a drink and drug centre, I was also on Warfarin and a reading of the level of the drug was astronomically high. I think it was a freak reading.
However, I was taken off Warfarin and now have to inject myself with Enoxoparin every day. This was a blessing because the drug is not affected by alcohol. One can drink with Warfarin but have take the same amount every day.
Released from the burden of the same amount of alcohol every day, I found it relatively easy to drastically to reduce my intake to a reasonable level. In this respect Oxford Corner, an alchohol and drug rehabilitation centre was very helpful.
Unfortunately for me cutting my cigarette consumption is very hard!