A short post today as I felt a bit uninspired the last couple of days and I’m writing this with a terrible headache. Oh, how you’ve got to love getting older. It seemed not that long ago when I could go out, enjoy a few drinks and still be fine the next day. Well, not anymore! What happened? All the signs point to getting older! When we still lived in the Netherlands, we liked going out for drinks. On an average night I drank 3-6 beers and was still okay the next day. Sure, I felt a bit tired, but headaches were not in my vocabulary. And the next day, I could easily do the same all over again. Oh, simpler times.
So on Tuesday night we went out for a few drinks, and when I say a few drinks, I really mean a few drinks. I had 2 beers and 1 cocktail, spread out over 5 hours. Not too bad right?
Well… The next day I wish I hadn’t drank any of it.
I woke up with a terrible headache and a weak stomach. Normally a headache would disappear during the day, but not this one! No, this one decided to keep me company the whole day!
Isn’t that nice?! Sometimes it lingers on so long that I experience what they call a 2 day hangover.
Unfortunately there’s no quick fix for a hangover. Just ride it out and hope it will be better soon. Sleeping, drinking lots of water and eating food that’s not too heavy on the stomach. Waking up like this really makes me wonder: Why do I drink at all? I mean, if it’s going to make me feel like this, what’s the point?
What are your experiences with drinking alcohol? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.