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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
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Monday, August 26, 2019

not being able to breathe

ive never had this issue before
the closest ive ever come is getting hit playing football where i got the breath knocked out of me
thats a scary feeling of not being able to take in a deep breath when your body wants more oxygen

in my medical career i took care of a lot of asthmatic patients
most were kids
it was hard to watch them sometimes struggling to breath while getting maximum oxygen and maximum breathing treatments

i use to tell parents if you want to know what its like then do this
take a straw
pinch your nose
walk up and down a long stairs
see how hard it is to get air in and out
you arent getting enough oxygen 
your body is retaining carbon dioxide
if you kept going with the straw in your mouth and your nose pinched 
you would pass out

i just tried this with the straw above pinched my nose and walked up and down the stairs here at our condo 
luckily it was dark and no one could see me walking with that yellow straw and pinching my nose
i didnt last long before i took out the straw and unpinched my nose and took a long deep refreshing breath

before you read the rest of this 
go do this yourself to see what its like if you cant get enough oxygen in your lungs
that feeling is 
what asthmatics get
what copd or emphysema patients get
what congestive heart failure patients get
that anxiety that you get right before you take the straw out of your mouth and unpinch your nose
that anxiety 
that fear that they will smoother to death
its what you see in their eyes
those of us who have taken care of those patients know that anxiety look

Image result for amazon fires map
nasa picture 

when you hear the news of the amazon burning
think about this
those are our lungs burning down in south america
apparently it the amazon produces 20% of the worlds oxygen

if that keeps burning like that then our old earth may be like those of you who put that straw in the mouth pinched the nose and walked up and down the stairs

this doesnt even consider the massive pollution in the air from these burnings

if you are an asthmatic in central and south texas you know what this may be like when they start those massive crop burnings in central america that send its smoke up over half the state
you all know cause yall cant breathe when that happens

if the amazon keeps burning earth that means us will be screaming 
i cant breath i cant breathe

we cant afford to let this happen to us
we cant just unpinch our nose or take a breathing treatment to make it better
if the oxygen aint there
it aint there

why is this happening down there
crazy politicians
greedy folks
climate change
deliberate burning

so the treatment for this earths breathing problem 
is to fix those six things above
we all might be like those with straws in their mouths and nose pinched and walking up and down stairs not being able to breathe or those with chronic breathing problems

no wonder the world is upset
we most of us understand what this means to all of us

the organicgreen doctor

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