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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