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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Thursday, August 12, 2010

cpr again, sisters birthday, water tank, etc

think that everyone who can should learn cpr     you may save a life one day    it could be a family member friend  or stranger     you can sign up for  a class through the local american red cross, sometimes local hospitals or local medical clinics or fire departments

outside of clinic or hospital or er have done it only once
was driving on highway when came up on a wreck involving a small truck and a large truck
a man was laying across the seat and was having agonal breathing     the wreck had just happened
as i approached the man one of my patients walked up    the injured man needed cpr
my patient said doc i just finished taking my cpr class but i just cant do the mouth to mouth part
so i did it and he did the chest compressions     the ambulance arrived with volunteers    the problem was the mans leg  was hung up in  the door      we could not transport him until the door was cut off      the problem was we were 20 miles from the nearest fire department that could remove the door    we did cpr for a long time
we eventually got him loose     he was transferred to er-i went with them       he eventually died in er from a rutptured aorta      although he did not survive we at least gave him a chance    my patient worked hard and did good cpr thanks to his cpr class

this is my oldest sisters birthday today     want to wish her a happy birthday     tell her thanks for taking care of us when we were younger     thanks for helping me out when i needed help even though her husband yelled at me(its an inside joke)     again haaaaaapppppy birthday sis

the way my system works is that the rain falls on a metal roof goes through a foam filter in the gutter then to a downspout which is 8 ft long(any junk that missed the filter collects here-i later drain that and use it to water stuff)      as it fills up it spills over into another downspout which goes under ground in a 4 inch line to a 300 gallon tank(any junk that escaped above goes into here)    as it fills up it then will spill over into my large tanks where it is filtered through a filter sock    so the water in my large holding tanks is debri/dirt/bug free
the water then sits until i need it

the 300 gallon tank is used for irrigation of garden trees shrubs etc
the only problem this week is i accidentally left the valve opened and drained  it dry      dang it

when i first moved in this house it was covered with st augustine grass which i had to keep watered to keep green and had to mow regularly     when we switched from well water to rainwater this did not make sense to use that much water for grass soooo
i covered it all up with black plastic and covered that with mulch
after a year i then started planting native plants and herbs in beds    these dont require as much if any extra water      i also planted a native grass of buffalo mixture      dont water it ever    mow it only once or twice a year

again happy birthday  sis

organicgreen doctor

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