Thursday, May 26, 2005

Therapeutic Use of a Harley


The other day, I was doing a general check-up on an 84 year old gentleman who shared with me a interesting treatment for his kidney stones when he was a young man in Germany. He described how much pain he was in, and how the doctor at the time (60+ years ago) told him if the stone didn't pass then they would have to operate.

That's when he decided to take matters into his own hands. He went home and proceeded to drink 10 glasses of water, followed by a couple of beers. Then he borrowed a friend's motorcycle and rode on it for an hour. After his bumpy ride, he went to relieve himself and out came several small stones in his urine. He never experienced any more pain from his kidney stones again.