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Would you like to undergo a plastic surgery to become more beautiful/handsome ?

Part of me says yes because I'm tired of living with a reflection I despise, but the other half says no, because I refuse to let our sh*tty society push me to that, to give in and say that what I am is wrong and needs fixing, because it isn't, and I refuse to become part of that problem.

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5 days!! That's terrible 😨 How did you get it?

hussainaliraqe23’s Profile Photo3ra2y
I don’t think my shunt is draining like it’s supposed to so I think my spinal fluid is backed up and putting too much pressure on my brain like it used to before I had brain surgery to get the shunt placed so I think I might have to go to the ER at some point to get my shunt tapped and get it drained if it won’t go away😅

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Twoja druga połówka mówi Ci, że chce abyś zrobiła sobie operację plastyczną. Jak reagujesz?

Julciopat’s Profile PhotoPani w okularach ☺️
Your significant other tells you that they want you to have plastic surgery. How are you reacting?
I go to the hall, open the door, order this person to leave my house! If someone doesn't like my natural appearance, don't let them see me again
Idę do przedpokoju, otwieram drzwi, nakazuję tej osobie opuścić mój dom! Jeżeli komuś się nie podoba mój naturalny wygląd to niech mnie więcej na oczy nie widzi

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What's something that has recently happened unexpectedly to you?

My right lung collapsed. I didn’t know that till I got to the hospital and the doctors did some research and I was in pain. It was in my right back in the upper hand side and it went to my chest the next morning before I went to the hospital. I started having bad chest pain so bad it even hurt when I tried breathing. Then at night, I had a little bit of a cough, shortness of breath and muscle pain and no matter how hard I tried to get in a comfortable position i could still barley breathe. Last month, the 1st of September I went to the emergency room and got surgery in my side. I was so miserable and in a lot of pain. But I’m doing better now.

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🙄 Préférez-vous avoir un chien ou un chat ?

PanArcziwald66’s Profile PhotoA
My dog is a lot like a cat in a lot of ways. Mostly, she doesn't like to do anything, never has. She does not like to go on walks, spends most of the day in my bed, and she's just the best good girl anyone could ever want.
Cat like a dog. I was gonna say the opposite, but if my dog started barking every time he wanted pats, it'd be an hassle, while with my cat I could just call him by name and give him lots and lots of headpats and play with him
I used to have a cat that did act like a dog. Played fetch, loved belly rubs, would snuggle you on the couch and slept at the foot of the bed. It was the best pet, she was clean, used the litter box, only problem was she shed like crazy. She was a Calico - miss that cat.
I’d go with a talking dog, solving crimes with him, him speaking to people at the bus stop then acting all stupid and normal doggy and just driving people nuts, I could probably talk him into making some money off of it, not like national tv then they’d just kidnap and dissect him, my talking dog, Rest In Peace.
It depends... would the pet be suffering at that old of an age and barely be able to walk. And just sleep all the time or would it be completely healthy. If it stays completely healthy I'd go for the dog living as long as I do. If the dog has to suffer I'd go for the dog speaking.
Speech for sure. Then I could try talk some sense into her bc she's a bit of a psycho. She could tell me when she's gonna vom so I can get her to the tiles instead of doing it on the carpet!! She could tell me when she's scared or anxious or just needs some space. I could explain why she needs a blood test or bath or surgery for a 5in gash on her back. Had a lot of problems with her and still do (4yo now) but knowing what's going on in her head would have made a lot of things easier.
Could my pup understand me also or just speak to me? I’d really like to have a conversation with him 🙂. I really need to know which nickname he prefers. I’m not sure myself so he is a mixture of Finn, Finny, Noodle, Bubby, Nubbles, Mr Man, Buddy, Sweet Potato, Finn B, and Monkey.. I’m probably confusing the poor guy. I did have a pet who lived as long as I did. Last time I saw her, we were both 17. Still the most energetic and lively little kitty I'd ever seen. Sadly though, I parted ways with my dad and never saw her again. Soon after I kinda started to die inside. Just as she probably died too.
If I could choose a specific pet to live as long as I do it'd have to be a raven. They're supposed to be scary smart, not only capable of using tools but also having the ability of learning and repeating human words and that, so it'll be speaking anyway.
My one dog needs more than just some love. She used to always run up to everyone at the park and greet everyone that came in, then on walks always wants people to pet her and stuff. With covid and social distancing, she has been very attention starved.

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Are you careful about your weight and try to keep a watchful eye on it?

No, not really. I only started paying more attention to my weight when I got sick this summer. I lost a lot of weight this year. I did want to keep most of it off of course, but as far as weighing myself I don't care to do that. I wait for my doctor's appointments and let them do it there. Wasn't on a diet however I did eat a bit cleaner and cut certain things off. Mostly for my mental health though. Wasn't trying to lose weight, but as a result of me detoxing, weight loss was a plus. I just don't like people pointing out to me every 5 seconds that I lost weight. I knew that already. My sister was bad about it. My boyfriend has noticed too as well. He's encouraging with it, but won't shut up like my sister. As first it was fine, but now it's getting a tad bit annoying. When I first realized I lost some weight I wasn't worried, but when I went to the doctor and got weighed... I almost lost it. I had to be weighed 3 times by three different nurses because I was like something must be wrong because that's a lot of weight I've lost and that's a range I haven't seen in years. Literally I was so shocked my heart rate went up and they had to do an ekg on me. I Let them know it was due to me seeing those numbers. Just the amount of weight I lost I was like wtf... but eventually I stopped over thinking and remembered that I did cut certain stuff out of my diet for awhile and I only ate once or twice a day at the most, mostly fasting. I did end up sick though, but it wasn't why I was loosing weight, however me getting sick allowed me to lose even more weight, but I'm staying around the same numbers though consistently last I check so I should be fine. Cranberry Juice is good for detoxing and I learned that it aids in losing weight as well. I didn't know that until my cousin told us after I had already been regularly drinking cranberry juice so I believe it helped.
No sodas.. I've been doing that for a few years. Of course I'll have one every once in awhile, but typically I try to stay away from them. They are one of the biggest set backs when it comes to trying to lose weight. Fasting- Wasn't something I was trying to do either, but I just for some reason didn't feel like eating until the end of the day or I would sometimes forget to eat. Or eating once or twice a day.. still things I wanted to eat, but at first I wasn't eating only salads and stuff like that eventually. Fasting is not for everyone. I had surgery to remove my gall bladder in August and that particular surgery is known to make people lose weight. I have not been weighed since that surgery, but I can tell I'm the same size .. maybe a bit smaller, but not much. It's just all about your mindset and patience is most definitely required. If you try to hard, you will like it fail. you have to take your time and not over do it. I didn't really try at all and I lost weight. You want to try,but don't get obsessed.

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Dear M, please do not take offense, but I think you are a good person and I respect and admire you for being kind hearted and good. Yes, there will be obstinate people who say and do hateful things...IGNORE them. Is your back pain a chronic condition or something that can be corrected?

alexandermonroe397579’s Profile PhotoAlexander Monroe
Thank you for the kindness, Alex. It's very much appreciated. My back pain is something I've had since 2006 and the most my current doctor has done thus far is give me exercises to do and cyclobenzaprine which supposedly blocks the nerve receptors in the brain, problem is that it also knocks me out and I'm already on tranquilizers and I only am able to take those two things at night due to the side effects. I have had an x-ray on my back and there is some disc trouble but that's fairly common and surgery is not an option. They won't prescribe me pain medication because of the opioid abuse that's prevalent in many States. The condition is chronic and when it's bad I can't really move at all but at least I'm breathing, so I can't complain because some people are much worse off and I'm a strong person.
You are very good and kind, Alex, and your presence on here is appreciated.

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💢What does being feminine/masculine mean to you?

Ambyrose21’s Profile PhotoRose
Nothing. I don't box people's personalities into strictly feminine and masculine. No one gender has a copyright on certain traits. If anyone tells me oh you can't be like this because you're a girl then I simply tell them if they have an issue they are welcome to pay for my sex reassignment surgery. If not then they can shutup about it.

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What surgery, and why would they do that?

I had brain surgery that didn’t go well so I have short-term memory loss now and I guess I’ve changed slightly in others ways too and they all said they didn’t know how to treat me anymore when I went back to school. It was odd because the main thing that was different was that I’d just forget things people told me so they’d just have to tell me things multiple times but they still claimed they didn’t know how to treat me even though I didn’t need to ve treated any different at all🤣

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Would You Sacrifice Yourself For A Stranger? How much value do you put on human life as a whole? What if the stranger was a child? Would it depend on the circumstances given, or would you say yes no matter the situation?

This is the best question I have read in a long time. Thanks for posting it.
As you can imagine, this is not a simple question to answer because there are many variables to consider. The first consideration would be one of common sense and probability. If I saw a person located on the 10th floor of a burning high rise building screaming for help and the elevator was disabled and the staircase destroyed, without proper equipment, the rescue would be impossible.
For me, whether or not I attempt to help another person has little to do with whether or not they are family, friends or a stranger, but rather a sense of duty to do my best to save a life. With that said, there are situations where it is simply not possible to save a life. Doctors deal with this situation everyday when performing surgery. Sometimes the patient lives and other times the patient dies. Does that make the doctor evil? I think not.
I have saved several lives during my time on earth. Once a car flipped over on a 6 lane highway heading in the opposite direction. I stopped my car and ran across 6 lanes of traffic to pull the man out of his car. Other people called 911 and I quietly left the scene once I knew help was on the way and he was safe. In this case, I had to react on instinct because time was of the essence.
In another case, a man was attempting to rape a woman and I intervened on her behalf and taught the man a lesson that he will never forget. I also ensured that the woman was safe.
There are other examples, but I will spare the reader. The point of the original question was, would I risk my life to help a stranger? Yes. As long as I am physically able, I will continue to help people in need whenever necessary.

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Have you ever heard of chikaordery?

suh6908’s Profile Photosuhail A K
Chikaordery Vivian Ukabi writer
It Shall Come to Pass (which I have heard about)
Chikaordery Vivian Ukabi recounts her struggles growing up in Cameroon, Central Africa with a stomach disorder that resulted from an erroneous surgery during infancy. She speaks of lessons learned and visualizes a future without pain. Her message of hope will inspire you to face challenges of your own and find beauty in life, even in difficult circumstances.

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What are your thoughts on Plastic Surgery?

Cyra0815’s Profile PhotoCandice
It's not just for vanity, and very helpful to those who've been victims of accidents that left parts of them deformed.
I personally don't think it's a big deal when people get them in the name of looking better, because it isn't my business in the first place. As long as it doesn't harm anyone, or border on obsession from body dysmorphia, I live and let live.

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What are your thoughts on Plastic Surgery?

Cyra0815’s Profile PhotoCandice
I think it’s alright if you are doing it with self-awareness. I don’t fully support it, specifically for people that are just doing it because it was a trend or because they want to fit in with the beauty standard. We have our reasons why we do such things and I hope we don’t get to the point where we suffer for a lifetime because of these actions.

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Did you ever think of starting a blog? If yes, what would it have been about?

Yeah, I'm thinking of starting several blogs.
The first one is for dark videos where music plays in the background and clips tell melancholic tales.
The second one is for funny medical videos and shit that goes down through my eyes in the hospital.
The third one is for medical lessons about surgery in general, and my speciality and its branches more specificially.

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Worst illness you've come down with, or worst injury you've sustained? For me, it's an injury I got in my right wrist due to a handstand gone wrong. Along the lines of a bone out of place.

Well when I was 3? I stuck a stick in my eye while running from my brother and had a fever way over 100 for long enough for them to warn my mother I probably wouldn't survive. I had a massive hematoma on my other eye socket a few years later from running into a pole while playing baseball with my family..chased by my brother again. Had my forehead cut when my brother hit it with a table fan a few years later. Broke my ankle jumping a ditch (my own fault). Had a girlfriend's cat tear up my arm and bit my hand and had to rush to the hospital in the middle of the night. Had 3 staples in my forehead after running into an open cupboard door because I was chasing girlfriend's son. And while I was with her, I also stepped on a blowgun dart with bare feet and had to have her drive me to the hospital even though she didn't have her license. A few years ago I almost cut my fingertip off cutting bread. And just a few month ago I had to have emergency surgery on two of the spinal discs in my neck.

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Why is your love life such a mess?

Because I fantasized how relationships worked by watching movies and tv shows, and then for a while became angry and bitter when they didn't operate how I thought, and now that I'm older and allowing myself to be patient I don't have as many social skills because I never really "practiced" when I was younger. Also, I set my standards really high because I was arrogant, and I've always hated the idea of being with someone I wasn't completely enamored with. I found myself preferring to give up and/or be single than to pursue something I wasn't totally behind. I met someone last year, fell hard for them, she was everything I could have asked for. I was the happiest man on earth. I used to be cold/lonely and thought I finally met someone I could actually see spending my life with. After seeing everyone else happy and with someone, I finally felt like "this is it! finally my time has come" She had thyroid cancer, I was there for her 100%, the surgeries, the medicine, the doctor visits. Through it all she told me I was "the best boyfriend ever" and she cared about me "so so much". Two weeks after she fully recovered from the thyroid surgery... she dumped me via facebook. Turns out she just needed a crutch and/or a bandaid. Soon as I wasn't needed anymore she just threw me in the trash. Found out other bits and pieces after seeing some emails between her and a "friend". Really nice reading how she fantasized about his "big black cock" while I we were having sex. Other instances where she basically says she feels "nothing" for me even after hurting me. It really hurts knowing someone you care for and/or love just sees you as a warm body and doesn't give a shit. Coming to terms with who I am. I guess everyone, at some point in their lives, realizes what their "character flaws" are. I realized mine in one day this year and haven't been able to socialize the same since. I'm insecure, and my desire to prove myself to others translates as awkwardness, a need to always be right, and not picking up on social cues cause I'm too focused on what I'm doing right or wrong. It sucks when you look in the mirror and suddenly see the source for all your break ups, embarrassing memories and current issues with your friends and family.
Usually I have a rule where if I end up liking a girl, I'll stop speaking to them because it will inevitably lead to heartbreak, because it's always a case of unrequited love and I don't need that pain anymore. This year, a girl from work started flirting with me heavily. Saying things like 'I wish you were here to rub vicks on my chest' when she was sick. Now, no girl has ever spoken to me like that. I've never felt desirable before, so I started noticing her. It got to the point where she was putting love-heart post-it notes on my computer with messages like 'good morning handsome'. Finally, I asked her out and she flat out rejected me saying that she had never seen me romantically and just wanted to be friends.

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Are you terrified of being single forever?

Being the son of a single mom (a mom that's been single since she's had me. Turns out my dad's an ass), and also from my own experience, I've learned "lonely" and "single" aren't synonymous. Being single doesn't terrify me. Not having any long term or meaningful connections with my peers, friends, and family would be more intimidating to me than just being single.
I keep getting hit with one physical trauma after another. And all the doctors I see turn out to be dumb fucks. 1 year since eye surgery - eyes worse than before. 5 months since being hit by a car - both knees falling apart. Skinny body with a paunch, thanks to America. A few more physical issues. And add soul crushing depression and loneliness of decades to that mix.
I was kind of looking forward to having someone to call a friend in life and be able to do nice things for and have fun finding out about all sorts of things that only happen in relationships. I'm a guy in the midwest so the amount of Manly Man I have to act everyday is a bit of a burden, and I was really hoping to find someone that I could just be myself around and enjoy watching goofy romantic anime or wandering new places with on a day off of work. Over time the knowledge that there probably isn't anyone out there who's looking for anything you have to offer even without knowing all of the problems you have just kind of settles on you like an old wet coat, and you just sort of move through the days as best you can.

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Hi Everyone, I’m new to the USA and I need to get a medical opinion as to having surgery on a sensitive part of my body. I’ve had 3 prior surgeries for my problem. I don’t know if I have to go to my family doctor for a referral, or can I just call a surgeon and ask for an appointment?

Dojo
You're better off asking this question on a subreddit dedicated to surgery. Or an online doctor. Not many are qualified to talk about that on here. You'll just get a bunch of opinions.

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Why do girls/women put so much pressure on themselves to look a particular way? Are they afraid of judgment?

The media has skewed the way beauty is perceived. For women there is a set standard of beauty; clear skin, glossy hair, big eyes, tiny nose, full lips, high cheekbones etc. Those who don't fit this standard are often taunted and made fun of. I don't blame women for wanting to get plastic surgery or other procedures, it's not entirely their fault, society and media has made them to feel insecure.

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Do you believe in karma?

losing your pet is devastating. he was my bestfriend. you really don't ever realize how much you have until you lose your cat/dog. idc if a girl ignores anymore, but losing my pet, the pain is unbearable. i can't enjoy eating anymore. sometimes i want to run away from my life & just be homeless. it's not fair that animals can't live so long as humans. i'm actually more lonelier without my dog than i am without that person i enjoyed texting. bc he made my mother happy. now he is gone. he was still young. as adorable as animals are to have as pets, it can be risky to have them. they could get stepped on or someone may hit them out of anger. veterinarian bills are so expensive to where getting surgery for whenever your pet has a broken bone is pointless. he didn't deserve to die. my sister kicked him & caused his back to break. ig his body couldn't handle the pain anymore so he gave out his last breath. should i k*ll my sister?

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Kiaa milaa 400 bndo me ghuss kr us ko?? Ab ilzaam sara awam pr ke unho ne harassment ki🤷‍♂️

bhai apni ammi ko bol surgery krwaen takay tairay jaisay or na paida hn! apnay abba ki castration krwa for the same reason! apni bheno ko ghar say bhr mat nikala kr warna kahe crowd main jakar unkay sath aisa hoa to log b yahe bolay gay OR JAA BAZAR MAIN lol

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Should people with dysmorphia be encouraged to accept their body or modify it?

dodoBluz’s Profile Photoᚷᛁᚾᚾᚢᛜᚨᚷᚨᛈ
I sympathize with people who suffer with the condition but I don't believe in surgery to improve your appearance. People who are suffering need our love and understanding and to be reminded that they are beautiful just as they are. It's a horrible illness to be suffer from. There should be more counciling services available to help them deal with their condition ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Whats the last kind thing you did for someone?

BonesAngela’s Profile Photo#SWEET
Last week We had a cookout and sort of a sending off party to a friend of mine. He is going this week to New Orleans for surgery. The surgery will only give him 3-5 years longer to live. I put some $100 dollar bills in an envelope, and give it to his girlfriend, that will be staying with him in the hospital....just to buy her meals and snacks with. She is sticking with him, through thick and thin. If not for her, there would no one with him. It is some kind of cancer in his blood or blood cells. Sometimes, the sadness of life overwhelms me. Why do bad things, happen to good people?

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I went to go see Paramore and Foster the People last Friday and Zac said it was his favourite show in the entire tour. Also, my guy friends were testing the noise levels of the concert goers. I’m currently in the middle of a D&D campaign that a good friend of mine is DMing and my character (And my party )has almost died a few times. Another close friend is also hosting a D&D campaign called the Curse of Strahd, which is the perfect opportunity to add more depth to my character’a lore. And I've spent the majority of my graduation money on VHS tapes. But next week is my birthday and in just three weeks I'll be leaving on a trip to Austria with all my friends for a whole week! We've been there last year already and it wad SO beautiful there, I'm looking forward to it.
It’s been kinda shitty. Sure, I got my first job, but the work has taken a toll on my back and legs, and they don’t have any resemblance of a steady schedule, and the pay is extra shitty because it’s minimum wage, except there’s also union dues, which cost me almost a quarter of what I make. And I havnt been able to get anything I wanted to do this summer done because any day I do have off I’m too tired and sore to do anything but play games. And my one and only big goal, the main reason I wanted a job in the first place, is looking less and less possible, not because of the money, but because my Mum. And also I got a concussion a few weeks ago which is still making me very dizzy some days. overall it’s just been shit.
Can't say I've been doing much academically, but I'm trying out other things. I've been learning how to be a better cook, which has turned into making fresh bread every day! I started writing a novel and it's the most fun I've had in years. I've also gone hiking a few times now. And I'm learning how to sew! So yeah, nothing academic here but loads of personal skills and just trying to enjoy my break. Taking a chill English writing course that ends on 31st July, moving houses, and soaking up the sunshine. I’m also reading books, writing stories, acquainting myself with my piano and artist hobbies, attending conventions, and hanging out with friends and family before I start a hectic Nursing program. Personally, I devoted a huge chunk of my summer to just resting at home and recovering from a pretty rough school year. Work + academics killed me. I've been doing some summer reads, listening to a lot of podcasts, and got back into my hobby of writing. I'm also slowly learning to tackle my fear of working out in public.
Well in not going to do both. That would be way too much time out of class recovering from surgery. I'm the kind of person who struggles hard to catch up if I miss two weeks of class. It's University too. It's not like anyone is helping you with missed classes. Especially in an applied class where you are marked for attendance and there's a lot of practical stuff in class.

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Are your cats neutered?

My boys are. Nala isn't because she most likely won't survive the surgery, sadly.
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Are your cats neutered

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يباشا عندنا ثالثه الترم الثاني مكمل مع اعتبر اول ترم في رابعه لأن باقي ليا Plastic surgery and oncology ويتبقي في الباطنه haematology and nephrology and geriatric ويبقوا خلصوا الاتنين

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yea didnt you play softball for a while in school?

So I played in a league, and I was hoping to play in high school and then college, but all changed my freshman year when my knee locked up on me for like 3 days. Went to the doctor and because I am double jointed in my knees, he said it can happen a lot more, and he hates to say it but playing sports with it would cause it happen more and with it happening more as I would get older I might would have to go into surgery!

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How often do you cry? About what?

Almost every day. It's usually from stress or pain. I have chronic pain and chronic migraines. I cry alot because of other health problems I have, I'm diabetic and I have clinical depression. So... Even though I take meds for all these things I'm still in a lot of emotional and physical pain most days. I can usually get one or two days a week without crying. Those are the good days.
Last time I cried was few years ago after experiencing (one of) mental breakdowns. It was a month after a surgery, and I had to take exams without any chance of giving me alternative dates. Why? Apparently I was unable to study for less than 3 months, which is funny, because doctors' opinion was different. I was sitting through pain and nausea studying. I passed them. But the price was my mental health, I honestly don't remember how many times I was in such a volatile mental state: hyperventilation accompanied by unstoppable sobbing and panic attacks. I cry a couple times a week about the general suffering in the world, often about my inability to make a significant impact beyond the individual. I cry about the fact that there are so many people with problems that could be easily solved by a little worldly empathy among those with the resources to help. How I want to do more but am stuck like so many others just trying to survive. During the first half of this year I kept track of all the days I cried, it turned out I was crying about every other day. When counted, I had more crying days than non crying days. It was mostly crying because of the stress from college and my parents divorce, even though it happened 6-7 years ago. I can change colleges but I can't get my family happy again, if it ever was happy.
Only when the shit hits the fan. When I found out my cat had cancer and that we couldn’t do anything to help her, I cried like a little girl. I cried at the end of the Evita and both versions of a star is born. I cried when my roommate told me she was getting married and moving out, she was an absolutely incredible roommate and I was brokenhearted I was going to lose her but I also felt very selfish because she was moving on to a new point in her life. That’s really about it, I don’t cry easily but I tend to let my rage out [by myself] on a semi regular basis so I don’t retain a lot the kind of emotions that makes it easier to cry if that makes any sense? Oh and I cried when I was recovering from a rotator cuff repair and I couldn’t use my right hand and I wasn’t dextrous enough with my left hand to cut off a damn piece of cheese. There was a lot of rage released at that point and quite a few tears.

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What is your favourite drink?

The bartender at this place I go to created a drink called a Lady Jane. He infuses gin with Earl Grey tea, adds a lavender simple syrup and some lemon stuff. Shakes it with an egg white. It's really good and pretty unique.
Guava juice (the thick pink kind). mango agua fresca. as for alcohol, my go-to is a bourbon ginger ale or caipirinha, BUT my favorites are mixed by someone more talented. the best ever has been Makers Mark with pear, ginger, molasses, and green tea. Second is a yuzu highball (with good Japanese whiskey or scotch). Soft drinks and whatnot, Coke Zero or ice cold Diet Pepsi depending on how much of the other I've drank recently.
Alcoholic drinks, Moscow Mule or dark rum for a kind of funny reason. Before I ever had a chance to drink I decided I wasn't going to be a cringey kid choking down a bud lite when the opportunity presented itself, I decided that I'd be a suave James Bond esque drinker with a refined palate and a firm understanding of 'real drinks.' So I arbitrarily decided that I like dark rum because Jack Sparrow was cool and Moscow Mules because I googled a list of cocktails for ideas and thought the copper mug was neat.
I was a diet coke junkie for like 30 years (think 10 or so cans a day). When I needed to have stomach surgery (hiatal hernia) I was advised not to drink carbonated beverages, and to drink a warm beverage whenever I was eating. So, I switched to green tea. Fast forward a year, and my blood pressure had dropped so low (89/54) that I was able to phase off my BP medication for good.
Honest Tea brand honey green tea. It's my favorite bottled tea ever-- has a murky sweetness that isn't cloying, and sometimes it almost tastes a little smoky to me. But mostly it reminds me of my summer after high school, when I was working on a farm in my hometown. I'd get a bottle of that tea after sweating all day in the scorching sun and it would be so cold and refreshing, and I'd just melt into my desk chair in my stifling room upstairs without a care in the world. Drinking it kind of brings me back to that moment of bliss.
Whiskey. I’m very underage by like 7 years- and I didn’t do it to “look cool” it was only my family around. But I like the burning at the back of the throat. If it wasn’t alcohol, I’ll have to go with coffee since it helps me focus at school. Not gonna pick. I always have something handy. Coffee in the morning, water in the day, green tea in the afternoon. For a fun change (we don't drink soda at our house), a splurge on Cherry Limeades from Sonic on the odd weekend.
Shaken vodka gibson (martini with onions instead of olives), preferably Grey Goose or Chopin, but otherwise whatever's in the well. The best way to make it is to fill the shaker with vodka, walk across the room, think "vermouth" in its general direction (not too hard), shake and serve. Really brut champagne and almost any Irish whiskey as well.

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