Wednesday, March 18, 2009

my brain doesn't mind at all


About a year ago my dad called me. This has happened probably 8 times since I moved out of his house 13 years ago. Anyway, he was calling because he had a medical question. It turns out his doctor had recently started him on a medicine to reduce his cholesterol. Those medicines can potentially damage your liver and doctors usually warn patients about drinking while taking them. So my dad calls and asks how bad it would be. I told him somewhere between no problem and fulminant liver failure where his only hope would be solid organ transplant but that it was probably okay. I mean, millions of people are on these medications and I bet most of them drink a beer every now and then.

5 comments:

Ojo Rojo said...

You should have told him, "What you should probably do is consult with someone with medical training who you know and trust."

llogg said...

You don't know how close I came to doing just that.

roy said...

Is that an actual quote? Was he asking before or after the fact? Both ways seem really funny to me.

llogg said...

Direct quote. It was before. He was really scared about ruining his liver over a couple beers, but he also really wanted to drink a couple beers.

Snake Diggity said...

LMAO!