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Stay hydrated ............

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by David Brown, May 13, 2019.

  1. Thesian

    Thesian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Gah man that sounds tough! Hang in there bro.
  2. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2017
    Sorry to hear that David best of luck with it, hope your feeling better soon.
    Reading this thread is making me think I might need to cut back my coffee even more, I had already started just my morning kickstart.o_O
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
  3. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Bummer Dude! Best wishes getting that worked out! I hear it's a "memorable" experience :eek::eek::eek: ~ We need you back in the game chief! :thumbsup:

    Tip - I got a buddy that works at a local steel plant. He game me a 3 hour tour one time, it was the most amazing adventure! went into the bathroom and above the urinals they have a color chart - you're supposed to match up to the corresponding shades of yellow and rate your hydration status. I thought it was funny at the time but it made a lot of sense, in a steel mill, hot as hell *surface of the sun hot in places* and hydration is one of the biggest health threats they face. So hearing this really brought it back to me - and I have to say, since then I unconsciously do a color check everytime - and now for sure!
    A doctor told me here a few years ago when I ended up with a weeks stay after trying to be a "tough guy" said - "You don't get healthier after the age of 40, that is our peek health and you go downhill from there* He was from India and they have a different approach to being "direct" I wanted to punch him in the face because 40 was quite some time ago LOLOLO!!!
    Get well soon! ;)
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  4. 420 Stainless

    420 Stainless

    Mar 5, 2019
  5. 420 Stainless

    420 Stainless

    Mar 5, 2019
    Both caffeine and alcohol are diuretics. This is the formal term for things that dehydrate you. Working in an aid station at a rock concert in the heat of summer I've heard, "Dehydrated! I can't be dehydrated! I've been drinking beer (or cola) all day!"

    A general rule of thumb is if your urine is not clear, you need to hydrate.

    Good luck with the stones. They're nasty!
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  6. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    That sucks. I hope the stone(s) is small
  7. CookieRawwr

    CookieRawwr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    I hope you feel better David. Reading that scared me. I'm sort of addicted to Dr. Pepper lol it ran in the family my grandfather worked for the company in the 50's, then Coca Cola as a bottle delivery driver. My father always said when he was a kid he got as much soda as he could drink when he visited the plant after school. Seeing now that he has all false teeth, Im not sure if that is related. But anyways I"m going to kick the habit and drink water and perhaps lemon juice from now on.
  8. Munroc


    Sep 20, 2017
    Good luck with it, hopefully you'll get some good pain relief!
  9. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    I would not want to disparage or argue Dave’s choices on that matter.

    On the other hand, I happen to know from experience that drinking LOTS of beer is a pretty good way to pass a stone...:eek: :confused::D

    Feel better soon, Mr. Brown!

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    Get well David. You are in our prayers.
  11. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    David, I hope you feel better soon!

    I had a large calcium oxalate stone that I chose to have removed surgically 3 years ago. The surgery went ok, but care afterward was poor, so the overall experience was not great. I'm ok now, so I thank God for that.

    Here is a link to the National Kidney Foundation about calcium oxalate stones:

    Attached here are 2 pages I received from my doctor about oxalate content of foods, some of which should be avoided or consumed sparingly. My doctor said if I ate food high in oxalate, then be sure to drink plenty of water.

    Hogs: you will be happy to know that bacon is low in oxalate! ;):D

    Attached Files:

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  12. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
    Thank you all for the well wishes I really appreciate it.
    Feeling a little better today.

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