Has your physician ever treated you for drinking is the eighteenth question of 20 in the Johns Hopkins series of videos to see if you are an alcoholic…
I’ve Never Been to the Doctor for Non-Drink Related
This question basically asks if your doctor has ever treated you for your drinking, and when I first read this question, I thought at last I have one question that I don’t answer “yes” to.
And then I started thinking about it, and I realized that since I was a young fella, I haven’t been to the doctor with anything else other than by things that have been caused by drinking.
The last time I went down to the doctor it was because I was getting pains across my chest.
And the doctor sat me down, started doing all the tests, taking my blood, blood pressure, listening to my heart.
And he said, you’ve gotta go down to the hospital, you’ve gotta stay in overnight, you’ve gotta be monitored. We can’t take any chances with a guy of your age.
The Nasty Nurse
The first thing when I got to the hospital, the nurse said… took a look at my beer belly and said “How much do you drink?”
And she said “don’t lie to me now…!”
I told her the truth… I said “sometimes I drink ten pints”.
She said “And the rest?”
I said “Sometimes I drink 20 pints”.
And she gave me this look like I was a naughty schoolboy…
And she said “The human body can’t deal with stuff like that…you can’t be doing stuff like that, this is a warning to you!”
So, having spent the night in hospital with all these old men, some of them were I think on the way out, it was there last days on earth.
Others I think has alzheimer’s, are others were just plain crazy.
One of the worst nights I’ve ever spent in my life….
It definitely made me think about things…
Pain in the Belly
I got out, and the doctor said to me the next day, it’s caused by indigestion…heartburn…
I knew fine well, I’d been drinking a lot of beer lately, lager out of cans.
Any time I drank lager it would play havoc with my stomach and I’d get repetitive heartburn…nasty….
I’ve also been to hospital with broken bones, broken ankles, I broke my wrist, I bust my head open a couple of times when I was drunk.
Yep, any time I’ve ever gone to visit the doctor has been through drinking.
So that’s the eighteenth of the Johns Hopkins 20 questions. Go over to the website, click on the link below.
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Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards…