Hi! I am new to this support group. I am a recovering alcoholic. "Quit" in '83, my last drink was May 15, 2009. I was diagnosed with colon cancer and had surgery October 24 and am a member of the colon cancer support group, which has helped tremendously! A couple of things have been bugging me lately. First, I found out that my drinking in the '70's and early '80's could have caused my cancer. That sucks, but nothing I can do about it now. Secondly, when I am most depressed and dwelling on my cancer, I want to drink and just forget the world. I know that is not the answer, but it would make me forget for a little while. Of course I remember the consequences, the hang over, the money spent on alcohol. I just wanted to vent and also let others know that my alcoholism could have caused my cancer.
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