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doctors visit tomorrow

drinks per month, how to answer the question on the pre-screening form :o or is that moderate exercise so we're good =)
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  • I went last Friday my blood pressure was not good. They doubled my prescription. Was supposed to go do blood work yesterday but didn't make it. I would just be honest on the drinking.

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,390
    jeffc5227 said:
    I went last Friday my blood pressure was not good. They doubled my prescription. Was supposed to go do blood work yesterday but didn't make it. I would just be honest on the drinking.

    im sure he will be honest with me as well
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,390
    atleast february is a short month ;)
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,857
    @fishlessman Dang; drinks per month is testing your ciphering skills.  I've always been asked in terms of drinks/day so the math isn't as challenging.  Good luck. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,236
    Ahhh, SBIRT
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 5,135
    bgebrent said:
    Rule of thumb is to double what the patient claims. ;)
    Sounds about right.
                                                                
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 13,975
    Hope it all works out for you, fish!


    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Einstein

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  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,792
    Maybe you in luck tomorrow fish and the Rover doesn't crank !!!!
    Greensboro North Carolina
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,857
    bgebrent said:
    Rule of thumb is to double what the patient claims. ;)
    Not enough hours in a day to double what I tell 'em.  And when you do give 'em the approximate (rounding and all) truth you get to have a discussion about the hazards of excessive drinking etc.  Oh well, I get to go down that road in a few weeks with the good 'ol annual physical. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • And he wants to know how much & what kind of exercise each day.  They double the alcohol answer and half the exercise answer!

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,015
    My rule of thumb is to give 1/4 of the true number.  Take that @bgebrent
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 18,437
    thetrim said:
    My rule of thumb is to give 1/4 of the true number.  Take that @bgebrent
    We know  B)
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 1,101

    Memphis, TN 

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  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 2,028
    I think you might have a problem....

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,080
    At my visit a few weeks back the nurse asked if I drank daily or occasionally. I just said yes. 

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  • I think you might have a problem....
    Zip it, Dipstick
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,443
    I refuse to answer that kind of question, drives the nurse crazy - I know she is just doing her job. I always ask the sawbones if I’m showing any signs of drinking too much, hell he’s the guy with the medical degree and has access to my most intimate parts and workings. To date, he indicates that alcohol does not seem to be an issue, therefore what and how much is irrelevant. 
    Great guy, long time he has held my life in his hands, we get along just fine. 
    Delta B.C. - Whiskey and steak, because no good story ever started with someone having a salad!
  • You can’t fool most doctors, especially if they have your bloodwork labs to look at.  You can lie all you want, but your liver enzymes and blood platelet size tell him another story.

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,490
    thetrim said:
    My rule of thumb is to give 1/4 of the true number.  Take that @bgebrent
    That’s what she said 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 2,164
    I get to go see my g.p. March 18th . I know at that time they will be setting up th other appointment... the one where the run the scope up my sitter In search of my brain.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,443
    I get to go see my g.p. March 18th . I know at that time they will be setting up th other appointment... the one where the run the scope up my sitter In search of my brain.
    If there ever was a benefit to the advancements in technology, it is for the size reduction in the colonoscopy scope. I recall when we used to call it a date with the silver stallion.....times have changed for the better.
    The other benefit is the use of CO2 rather than air, the post procedure gas pains are a thing of the past, I do miss letting the loudest longest farts.  
    Delta B.C. - Whiskey and steak, because no good story ever started with someone having a salad!
  • BotchBotch Posts: 7,628
    Skiddymarker said:
    The other benefit is the use of CO2 rather than air, the post procedure gas pains are a thing of the past, I do miss letting the loudest longest farts.  
    This is funny, coming from a guy called "skiddymarker".   =)
     
    My ex-GF, an RN, was 6 months or so older than me, and dutifully got her first colonoscopy after her 50th birthday.  Couple days later she was shivering and gasping for breath, told the ER folks her intestine was probably perforated, but the old codger Dr. who looked at her X-ray said, "Nope, don't see nuthin'". She argued to get another opinion, then another, who finally found the perf; she damn near died.  
    I got nagged constantly to get one after my birthday, but to this day I haven't/won't.  
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,129
    bgebrent said:
    Rule of thumb is to double what the patient claims. ;)
    I once asked a guy, with florid ascites among other things,  how much alcohol he drank daily.

    "Just a fifth."

    He casually forgot to tell me about the 30 (yes, 30) beers he also drank daily.

    That's when I learned that you have to ask about alcohol AND beer consumption. 

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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 18,437
    Get one. Seriously. 
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,703
    I've read all the posts in this thread, but the one that really counts here are the ones from "bgebrent".

    I'm a prostate cancer survivor so I know first hand (or digital ha ha ha) that such tests while unpleasant are important if you care about your own well being, much less that of your spouse and offspring! 
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  • CTMikeCTMike Posts: 2,002
    Had my annual yesterday - felt so cheap. I expected he'd buy me dinner before shoving his finger up my arse. A little bit of discomfort is a minor inconvenience when compared to the alternative.

    The PSA lab test is another good screening, but dude, get the colonoscopy - seriously.
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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 2,087
    edited February 27
    Botch said:
    Skiddymarker said:
    The other benefit is the use of CO2 rather than air, the post procedure gas pains are a thing of the past, I do miss letting the loudest longest farts.  
    This is funny, coming from a guy called "skiddymarker".   =)
     
    My ex-GF, an RN, was 6 months or so older than me, and dutifully got her first colonoscopy after her 50th birthday.  Couple days later she was shivering and gasping for breath, told the ER folks her intestine was probably perforated, but the old codger Dr. who looked at her X-ray said, "Nope, don't see nuthin'". She argued to get another opinion, then another, who finally found the perf; she damn near died.  
    I got nagged constantly to get one after my birthday, but to this day I haven't/won't.  
    You show 'em Big Shoots!

    Colon cancer probably isn't that bad.

    You drive a car I'd guess?  Know anyone that's ever been in a car accident?  Your logic doesn't really hold up very well.  

    Now if you're just afraid that you might push back and moan a little and maybe enjoy it just a little too much, that's another thing.
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,015
    My mom had a serious case of colon cancer in her mid 30s.  She's still with us and is kicking it at 77.

    When I was in my mid 20s I was having some GI issues, so I've had colonoscopies every 3-5 years since then.  All have been clean.

    Besides from the Army Dr at BAMC who did my first and didn't agree with liberal use of anesthesia, all have been really no big deal.  In fact, I would say the 5-7 seconds before the propofol really kicks in, makes it all worth it. 

    Like many others have said, get it done.  Sure as hell beats shitting in a bag for the rest of your life or eve worse.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 24,390
    edited February 27
    You can’t fool most doctors, especially if they have your bloodwork labs to look at.  You can lie all you want, but your liver enzymes and blood platelet size tell him another story.
    ive been asked by a blood specialist if im a VEGETARIAN before, im about as far from that as one could get. anyways its been a while, things change, we shall see

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