I decided to be on the wagon for the duration. I'm helped by the fact that my usual favorite, red wine, tastes horrible on chemo. It's gin and tonic season, but who wants a G&T w/o ice? I love bourbon, but haven't had any in the house.
I find it easier to abstain completely. Every once in a while I'll have a sip of someone's wine just to check, and yup, still tastes dreadful. Oh well. Back to herb teas and lukewarm water.
BTW, has anyone else encountered major problems getting a simple glass of WARM water in a restaurant? I've been out a few times shortly after infusion, and I have to explain at length that yes, I really do just want some lukewarm water from the tap. One place insisted on running it through the coffee maker, so it was boiling hot and tasted like coffee. Yuck! A friend I was with just took it over to the sink, dumped it, and filled my glass from the tap. Oy vey.
My surgeon did say that a glass of wine now and then was okay, but why bother? (He;s a liver guy.
) Since I had a tiny liver met, I decided I might as well give my liver a break, and I was drinking too much before anyway. Good time to break the habit.