Before I had surgery, I used to enjoy going out with friends for a drink on Friday nights after work. However, since my surgery, it is really rare that I drink alcohol. Alcohol contains empty calories, and I find that it affects me a lot faster than it did before.
This doesn’t stop me from going out with my friends, though. I just order a glass of iced tea or something instead of an alcoholic drink. I can enjoy the company of my friends without an adult beverage.