Drank too many cups of kindness - can I get better?
March 6, 2010 11:19 PM Subscribe
A few weeks ago I reduced my alcohol intake from way too much to nearly nothing. I feel a lot better. But can I ever feel all the way "normal" again?
I wasted a lot of my 20s. I used to drink to excess every weekend, quiet benders that blurred Friday afternoon through late Sunday into a smear. Now I'm totally sober except for maybe two drinks a week (really). I feel better. No desperate guilt in the morning, losing weight, all that good stuff.
BUT my head still feels pretty fuzzy. You know the feeling when you wake up after a night of drinking and the details of the previous night are fuzzy? I'm still feeling that way...but without any alcohol!
Will my memory improve? Will I ever be sharp as a tack, bright eyed and bushy tailed, like I was in college? Will I ever be able to jump into bed, fall asleep, and pop out actually refreshed in the morning?
I guess I understand some impairment of cognitive functions just from growing older. But I'm having trouble finding real "data" or even anecdotal experiences about the "recovery" process. I'm still clever and quick-witted, but the memory recall ain't what it ought to be.