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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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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

day #5 covid 19 quarantine


it is interesting when you get this infection your view of everything changes
i watch very little news
i watch the local news at 500 then the national news right after that
i might watch a national news show but ive watched little of that

i want to hear just enough to know whats going on
its scary if you or your friends or your family or neighbors are hi risk
you know what it means if they get this

now young folks 20-45 arent immune
it seems here in california they are making up over 40% of the cases
the hospitalized numbers for them are also higher than expected

when i was in the emergency room this weekend the doctor and a nurse patient from icu who started having symptoms was discussing a young person in the icu whose lungs were real bad
from the conversation it seemed they might not make it
the nurse was screened like i was and was sent home on quarantine

i remember working as an emergency room doctor several years ago during flu season
the emergency room would get overwhelmed by the numbers of sick folks
you were always on the lookout for the ones that were worse than the others
these medical people deserve all our admiration and praise

for those who dont live in areas where its getting bad dont let your guard down as its coming and no matter where you live your hospital and your doctors are going to get overwhelmed

dont stick your head in the sand
yall are a few weeks behind us
just watch what happens to us
thats coming to you

the only thing you can do to help is self quarantine yourself
wash your hands
stay away from people
if you stay at home the only way you will get sick with this is to go outside somewhere or have someone bring it in to you

my wife she and i are on our 5th day of quarantine
today or tomorrow my covid 19 test results should be in
im sure i have it
if its positive i wont change what i do
if its negative i wont change what i do
since the test is only 70% accurate which would mean there is a chance if its negative i really have it
i plan to self quarantine in this bedroom away from my wife she using my walking hiking stick to move doors and lift the commode seats etc and wearing my n95 mask anytime i go through the door

i still have some fevers and chills probably not as bad as when this all began
i have a mild headache even though i am on acetaminophen every 6 hours
i have a mild runny nose
i have a small cough that is not worse than my baseline everyday cough i always have
i have nausea
i am anorexic with no appetite but i am making myself eat three times a day
i dont have diarrhea now but i did the first day
i am drinking fluids so that i have to go to the bathroom so i dont dehydrate
i have mild body aches
i feel washed out
i am having no respiratory symptoms but im watching closely for that to occur

we are hunkered down just trying to get through this

save a grandparent stay at home

the organicgreen doctor

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