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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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Monday, April 27, 2020

24th day post quarantine


i just watched a video of an orthopedic surgeon from austin whom i know talk about his bout with covid 19
it seems he and i got sick the same time
he is in his 50s
his was mostly respiratory symptoms with fever
mine was mostly gastrointestinal symptoms with fever
he ended up in icu with respiratory issues
i ended up in my back bed room
he said like i have said there was a point where he thought he was going to die
he is returning back to work today
if i was in practice i would not be able to return yet

i felt pretty good that first week after i got our of isolation
i was up to 2 hours working in my garden with my appetite gradually returning
granted working in my garden i only did simple things without a lot of effort
this last week i seemed to have had a relapse as i told my wife i felt like i hit a wall
not like with fever or chills or vomiting or diarrhea or abdomen pain all those symptoms i had when i was sick
i just felt washed out
i lost my appetite
i seemed to be more hoarse
i have some exertional shortness of breath if i walk too far or do a lot of lifting bending shoveling house work etc
that is not worse but its not better
interesting is when you look at my walking steps history on my iphone you can see the change occurred almost 4 days ago
yesterday was better
hopefully today will be also
i usually got at least 3 miles or more on my phone precovid 19

i have heard about people who seem to be feeling good in their recovery then relapse
now i dont feel like i am relapsing like with a resurgence of the infection
i feel like my body is saying
you need to slow things down some
let your body heal

thats what i am doing
letting my body heal but pushing myself forward

i have a lot of respect for what this virus can do to you
my son told me their two friends that live in new york both got it and were both real sick
they said if they were a lot of older or if they had health issues they dont think they would have made it
i agree
i think what helped me fight this is how healthy we have lived the last 10 years by being active and eating a healthy diet

this virus is not the flu so dont let anyone tell you different
i have had the bad flu before and this one has that one beat by a big ole country mile

you will catch this by inhaling it or getting it on your hands then transferring it to the nose or mouth

if you go outside wear a mask at least a cloth mask
it will protect you some but it will mainly protect those you are around if you are sick

wash your hands coming and going from your house or apt or condo

i would stay at least 10 ft from others

yes this thing will raise its head again this fall so we need to be ready for it

i do worry that all this loosening of restrictions will lead to another upsurge in cases

if you become one of these cases it will change your perspective on all of this

be safe

the organicgreen doctor

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