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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,
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i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Monday, June 29, 2020

this is our moment

when i go out the door i wear my mask even if its a short trip to the garage or laundry
it has become a habit a ritual like putting on my shoes or putting my keys and cellphone in my pocket
its what i do going out the door
i dont even think twice about it
i have 5 cloth masks that i change each day
each day i wash the one i wore that day
to remove any germs that may have accumulated on the outside of the mask

i wash my hands going out the door or returning inside
its part of my routine

i wipe down any areas i might have touched before i wash my hands
like the door knobs or entry door to our 4 condo unit

none of this i really thought about just a few months ago

i would hate to be excessively ocd about this though on the abnormal side since i think it would drive you crazy

we still quarantine our mail and our groceries and packages for 3 days
frozen goods we wash down or wipe with disinfectant wipes
i know they say its ok but i would like to see a study done to prove if it does or not
until then thats what we are doing

we use hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate with since its easier for us to get in gallon containers
i would prefer clorox or ethanol since the peroxide has to sit longer to work on surfaces
we have some clorox but we save that for the time we need extra deep cleaning

my wife she and i are doing our part to slow down this outbreak

we wear masks
we social distance
we wash our hands or disinfectant them
we avoid high risk places
if we do enter a high risk area we switch to our n95 masks eg grocery store pharmacy doctors office etc

are you doing your part
i sure hope so since its all of us together doing what needs to be done to slow this down until we get a vaccine or the virus slows its self down

if you will not wear a mask and social distance
look around your circle of friends and family
please stay away from these high risk folks

your parents
your grandparents
anyone pregnant yes pregnant women have now been moved into the high risk category
obese folks
if you arent sure if they are obese take their height and weight and put it into a bmi calculator
diabetic folks
asthmatic of any age
emphysema or other lung diseases
immunosuppressed folks like cancer patients transplant patients pts with arthritis like rheumatoid or psoriasis or lupus on immunosuppresive drugs heart patients etc
there is probably not anyone who doesnt have someone at risk for severe infection with the covid 19 in their circle
you probably need to add hypertension to that list also

this is our moment in our history when each of us can make a difference on how this all turns out
its really up to us to do what needs to be done
some of this the politicians cant do
we have to do it
each of us individually

so if you arent going to do these things please isolate yourself from your vulnerable family and friends

lets not let history say we didnt do our part to fight this disease

as vice president pence and multiple governors said yesterday
wear a mask
keep social distancing
wash your hands

thats really not too much to ask to save your family member or friends life is it
maybe your own

the organicgreen doctor

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