Broken legs and prohibition.

So I can’t do anything. I just found out I’m not supposed to be consuming any alcohol, as it may impede bone healing. I read it online from a British medical study, and Barbara (Dr. Pike’s surgical assistant) corroborated it. She explained to me that alcohol thins my blood, which lessens the effects of bone laying down a new matrix for bone growth.

Then it occurs to me. I’m taking aspirin for the expressed purpose of thinning my blood to prevent clots. And thinning is good. But I can’t drink beer because it thins my blood, therefore thinning is now bad. Huh?

So I repeat the above out loud to Barbara as I weigh my dilemma and propose the following: why don’t I lay off the aspirin and instead drink the beer.

Javaun's Dilemma

I don’t get an affirmative from Barb. I’ve had my share of chemistry, biology, biochem, what have you, so this seemed plausible.

So let’s review what you CAN’T do with a broken leg:

  • Can’t drink beer.
  • Can’t ride a bike.
  • Jen is out of town so I can’t… hang out with Jen.

Anyone have any ideas? I don’t have cable. What do normal people do to kill time?

5 thoughts on “Broken legs and prohibition.

  1. Javaun Post author

    I can’t get past 15. Not so much “can’t”, just tired of listening to the Rocky theme. It really grates after a while.

  2. kiki

    Click the little speaker doo-dah at the top left of the screen to mute. Dope.

    For number 15, spell what’s pictured by clicking the letters.

  3. Emily Fournier

    You crack me up! I had time to kill at work so I went from Harrison’s email about the Golf Classic, to that website, then to your website, and now your blog. I have to agree as someone who took a lot of biology/chemistry/physiology stuff in college, your theory makes sense. Beer before aspirin!!! Hope you’re feeling better and Dave and I see you soon –


  4. dave

    About beer and aspirin. Beer causes cells to take in alcohol and later dehydration – rehydrating slowly builds up the blood again.

    Asprin doesn’t “thin” blood per se, it only impedes clotting by inhibiting platelets joining, not changing the blood volume or constituents besides the platelets.

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