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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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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

day #4 covid 19 quarantine


the most likely way you will catch this is if you walk out your door
50% of the people you encounter will either have the infection or will eventually have it
about 1-3 out of 100 will die
the rate jumps much higher to15 out of 100 if you are older or immunocompromised or have heart liver lung or kidney disease
immunocompromised would be old folks transplant patients folks with diseases like rheumatoid arthritis lupus ulcerative colitis crohns disease psoriasis to name a few
folks with asthma and diabetes are high risk

it appears that many of the cases got exposed from folks who have no symptoms

think about this if you walk out the front door of your house
thats how you are going to catch this disease

if your politicians are telling you to not do this then dont listen to them
listen to dr fauci he tells it like it is with no sugar coating
listen to the governors like in washington california new york ohio maryland to name a few
these are the ones i am listening to

if we dont shut down like that did in china and south korea a lot of yall will get this and a lot of yall will die
we need to shut things down
its the only thing that works

an update on me
i am on day #4 of total isolation in my thankfully large bedroom with a tv and computer and nice windows to see the outside
in fact ms b came below our 2nd story window yesterday and sang happy birthday
mr h and mom face timed us also
we got a smile and a pointing at us from him
that made both of us happy

i still have nausea and have zero appetite but i am making myself have food 3 times a day
mostly soup but i did have toast and egg for breakfast
i eat half or less of what i usually do
i am on acetaminophen every 6 hours to keep the fever down
i still run fevers and chills but it seemed less the last 24 hours although i am running fever right now
no like most doctors i dont have a thermometer
i really dont need one i know when its coming
my nose is running but not bad
since i am on the acetaminophen my headache the last 12 hours has gone away
i have no sorethroat
i have no shortness of breath or chest pain
i cough occasionally but its not anymore than i usally do
i have had no diarrhea since saturday
i feel washed out
i dont feel like i am sleepy at all

i have given up on figuring out where i got this i just dont want to spread it to any more people
so far ms b and mr h and mom and dad and my wife she have no symptoms
my wife she is isolated in the rest of the condo
she got 3/4 of our space and i got my 1/4 but im ok with that
she wears her mask if she has to encounter me or if she goes outside to the garage
she wears it also when she talks to family from our upstairs porch
we have to share the bathroom but i only go in there to use the toilet to wash my hands and to get water
we have a double sink so i use one of them
my wife she is using the kitchen

i wear my n95 mask left over from the thomas fire two years ago when i walk out my door to the bathroom and back
i also wear it if i sit and talk to my wife she through the door

i use my old walking stick my brother in law made for me to open and close the bedroom door and to lift the commode seat and flush the toilet so im not touching anything
thanks dr d

yesterday i got the rest of my labs back except for the covid 19 which will be back on wednesday or thursday
the respiratory panel from my nasal swab for about 10 viruses was all negative
it included things like flu a and b and rsv to name a few
they also did a couple of test thats measure things in the body that will be positive if  this infection had worsen on me on saturday and they were negative

if the covid 19 is positive tomorrow i wont change what i am doing
if the covid 19 is negative tomorrow i wont change what i am doing
30% of the tests done on folks with covid 19 are negative
so basically this test only means something if its positive

so i am just waiting since this germ usually gets to the lungs
when it starts affecting your breathing so you are real short of breath then its time to go to the hospital

so again
a reminder
if you stay in your house you may not get this infecton
if you go outside your house you more than likely will

listen to what those people i listed above says
those governors are on the front lines
i can see the fear in their eyes

they are telling us the truth

the organicgreen doctor

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