Great way to make a point about fluid control! Thanks Bob!
So this dialysis patient goes into a bar and orders a beer, right?
The bartender says, “That’ll be eight dollars. You know,” he continues, “we don’t get many dialysis patients in here.”
The dialysis patient says, “And at eight dollars a beer, twelve ounces of fluid, 100 milligrams of potassium, and 50 milligrams of phosphorous, you won’t get many more either.”
Okay, so that’s a dialysis twist on an old joke, and I admit, it kind of kills the humor.
(The original version was a kangaroo instead of a dialysis patient, and obviously didn’t have anything about the nutritional contents of beer.)
But it puts me to mind of the dichotomy faced by dialysis patients with regard to drinking.
On the one hand, clearly drinking and dialysis don’t make a good mix.
I mean, the fluid alone is a complete smackdown.
I remember one time I was sitting…
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I had just gotten home from dialysis when I read your note and referred me to Bob’s Blog. Thanks tons for the laughs.
I felt like I hit the jackpot when a visiting doctor — certainly not mine — told me I could have about two fingers of Scotch. (He never said which way the fingers measure.) And there’s not a lot of moisture in a shot of single malt. I just promise to drink less water.
During the summer I bought a 12-pack of beer and panicked when it was down to three cans a month later. Only then did I discover that my wife, who doesn’t like beer, was filching cans for things like beer soups.
I personally thing the saline bags should be filled with beer or single malt.
I vote Single malt! There’s nothing like sitting in the recliner holding a nice stout glass with “two fingers” of McCallan 18 year old Single Malt Scotch (I also have a 25 year old for special occasions) and watching the world go by. It’s like a hi-way turnoff to see a beautiful view.