sendô wrote:Fair play to him then.
How much was he drinking to get cirrhosis of the liver ffs.
Sendo: On average, baring in mind he first started drinking since he was 12, I'd say between 8-10 pints a night all his life since till his age now, which is 62.
That said, I've seen him polish off 32 bottles (the larges one not the 33 cl ones)of beer plus a bottle of wine and shorts (brandy) in one sitting. I've only seen him not drink about 4 days of my life and that was when he was really ill.
When he lived in the USA he would do two half racks of beer a night. At a weekend that plus a couple of bottles of wine and maybe brandy. When we went out, the day had to be planned round him having a drink at one point. I remember being in a car with him, sitting in a massive traffic jam on a freeway and he started getting reall growly and agressive to me and his wife who, was driving. "Oh" she said, "It's beer oclock and you can't get your hands on one, can you?" She divorced him in the end, due to his drinking and his behaviour when drunk. Another time, we found a lovely restruant in Seattle and he refused point blank to go in. We wondered why and then realised it was a "dry" eaterie.
He's lost mates, family and wives through his drinking but luckily I've managed to reunite him with his daughter, some of his old mates and an ex wife now he has days left to live. He never saw his drinking as a problem, he just "liked a drink." He'd them give an example of another mate of mine that drinks more than him and ask "why me and not him?" The reason is my other mate takes at least a month off drinking every year, eats well, has a hard manual job and doesn't do any drugs - and better genes I imagine.
That said he's facing his demise like a man tbh and is going out the way he wants. He told me that he is glad in a way coz "being 80, infirm sitting in front of the TV with a pipe and slippers would kill me more that my illness is."
and he should be dead by the weekend.