Ever since my surgery on 10 June, I have had a serious problem with alcohol. I just don't enjoy it anymore. What were previously my daily tipples: Beer and Wine - I now cannot tolerate, the taste is just awful. I've being trying over last last weeks to just force it down, but now I've given up and have no beer or wine for a week. I'm keeping a bottle of Laphroaig single-malt scotch in the cupboard and had a double measure of this last night watching a film - the drink lasted me two hours! I mentioned this to my doctors and they seemed to think that this was a good thing. I could only reply, "Are you feckin serious?, I'm Irish and now I have no vices at all, the Irish government will take my passport away". In much the same way, I now cannot tolerate fried bacon and eggs either. I've gone all continental with a wholemeal roll, German ham, cheese and salami for breakfast. Whatever next???