Passed CDT test - reassuring post

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HROgirl

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Hi all, I posted about a month ago for some reassurance (I didn’t get it) so I’m posting this as I hope it puts some of your minds at rest. I was worried as I’d slightly cut down on alcohol consumption prior to my medical, however only completely abstained for 2 days. I’m a 31 year old female, fit and healthy, walk about 10,000 steps a day. I drink most nights - probably a large glass of wine on average and more than that probably once or twice a week.

In the 5 days before my medical I had a binge over a couple of days with a few bottles of wine for a celebration. I drank a few beers over the weekend and had my medical on the Tuesday.

I was so worried after posting on here - I had some comments such as “stupid drinking before a medical” “you won’t get your license back” etc.

I’ve today received my letter stating my CDT levels were 1.1 and I’ve now got my license back and wanted to reassure people. Feel free to ask me any questions. I’m so glad I didn’t delay my medical.

This is just my experience - I’m not encouraging people to drink, I’m just sharing what’s happened with me and trying to reassure people.
 

price1367

TTC Group
But you lied on the medical form about your drinking.... You must have done or it would have been refused!
 

BigTom

Well-known member
Hi all, I posted about a month ago for some reassurance (I didn’t get it) so I’m posting this as I hope it puts some of your minds at rest. I was worried as I’d slightly cut down on alcohol consumption prior to my medical, however only completely abstained for 2 days. I’m a 31 year old female, fit and healthy, walk about 10,000 steps a day. I drink most nights - probably a large glass of wine on average and more than that probably once or twice a week.

In the 5 days before my medical I had a binge over a couple of days with a few bottles of wine for a celebration. I drank a few beers over the weekend and had my medical on the Tuesday.

I was so worried after posting on here - I had some comments such as “stupid drinking before a medical” “you won’t get your license back” etc.

I’ve today received my letter stating my CDT levels were 1.1 and I’ve now got my license back and wanted to reassure people. Feel free to ask me any questions. I’m so glad I didn’t delay my medical.

This is just my experience - I’m not encouraging people to drink, I’m just sharing what’s happened with me and trying to reassure people.
Looking for reassurance or looking for honest answers? There are many places you can get someone to pat you on the head and tell you what you want to hear, or you can come here and get honest views from people who have been there.

So you got lucky, you decided to lie on the medical (which made you liable for a potential prison sentence) and you are proud of it? You obviously haven't learned from the whole situation and I wonder if you have kept your drinking habits the same. Statistically people in situations like you are much more likely to reoffend, or worse - they kill other people. Well done champ!!!
 

price1367

TTC Group
I didn’t lie about my drinking. They asked me what I regularly drink - a glass of wine per night. That’s my norm.
This is the form that is completed, they do more than ask what you regularly drink.....


you said “had a binge over a couple of days with a few bottles of wine for a celebration.” I am certain you did not mention that or you would have had big problems. This the specific question: “How often in the last year have you drank 6 units or more on a single occasion?” From what you boasted on your post, the answer should have been “multiple times, the last one a couple of days ago....” was that your reply?
jimbob asked you previously: “Did you declare these binges at your medical?” And you replied “yeah I did”. Well “no you didn’t...” you winged it and got lucky.
 
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Kallyj

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I think you got lucky , my partner got refused 0.6 on bloods , no alcohol for months but was refused as he missed something he was unaware of
I remember your post and from sound of it you had an issue , if you can't give it up for the suggested two weeks abstinence you have a drink problem .
 

TCB1989

Well-known member
The problem is everybody has unique circumstances and the same for each individuals body, some may process alcohol quicker, differently and react better/worse to the lasting effect of it. I think to attack HRO girl is slightly harsh. Not that i condone lying on a medical and as has been posted if things had gone the other way you could have been prosecuted for misinformation, you have been very very very lucky, people on here have abstained weeks, months, years and still had the heart ache of GP reports, proof of abstinence etc.

Take it as a lesson but most importantly now you have your license back slow up on the alcohol...........the court wont be as lenient next time..........
 

HROgirl

Member
I think you got lucky , my partner got refused 0.6 on bloods , no alcohol for months but was refused as he missed something he was unaware of
I remember your post and from sound of it you had an issue , if you can't give it up for the suggested two weeks abstinence you have a drink problem .
i don’t have a drink problem at all, I can go weeks without I just choose not to
 

HROgirl

Member
I think you got lucky , my partner got refused 0.6 on bloods , no alcohol for months but was refused as he missed something he was unaware of
I remember your post and from sound of it you had an issue , if you can't give it up for the suggested two weeks abstinence you have a drink problem .
What did he miss that he was unaware of?
 
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HROgirl

Member
But you lied on the medical form about your drinking.... You must have done or it would have been refused!
I did not lie
The problem is everybody has unique circumstances and the same for each individuals body, some may process alcohol quicker, differently and react better/worse to the lasting effect of it. I think to attack HRO girl is slightly harsh. Not that i condone lying on a medical and as has been posted if things had gone the other way you could have been prosecuted for misinformation, you have been very very very lucky, people on here have abstained weeks, months, years and still had the heart ache of GP reports, proof of abstinence etc.

Take it as a lesson but most importantly now you have your license back slow up on the alcohol...........the court wont be as lenient next time..........
thanks. I do feel quite attacked to be honest. the drink driving incident was a mistake which will NEVER happen again.
 

Kallyj

Active member
What did he miss that he was unaware of?
He was unaware that he had a seizure , nothing was said to him at the hospital, he has had no follow up appointments and his GP has never spoken to him about it.
He has a recolection of going for a scan at the hospital but was never informed of the results.
 

BigTom

Well-known member
I did not lie
You said you were drinking a large glass of wine per night, and on 2 or 3 days a week even more. A large glass (250ml) of 12% ABV wine is 3 units. Most people do not just have 250ml though, most of the time it is bigger. 3 units x 7 days a week = 21 units. Add on say 2 extra glasses during the week = 27 units (pretty much twice the govt. guidelines) The questionnaire asks specifically " How often in the last year have you drank 6 units or more on a single occasion? " - say you had 2 glasses on 2 occasions a week, this means your answer to this question would have to have been 104. I can bet that you didn't put that as your answer?!?!?

You say you feel attacked but nobody is attacking you. People are commenting that you are boasting about drinking right up to a medical which may encourage others to do this also. You also say " i don’t have a drink problem at all, I can go weeks without I just choose not to ". Try reading that statement out aloud and see what you would think if someone said that to you?

This forum is about helping and educating others, the majority of people aren't being specifically judgemental about you, they are just annoyed about your posts seem to be encouraging dangerous and irresponsible behaviour - like saying to a kid "I've smoked 60 a day for 40 years and it hasn't harmed me!" Please just be mindful about what you post, if you want the "There, There..." treatment then don't post on a public forum!
 
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