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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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Monday, July 13, 2020

a demo on why we should be wearing a mask

most americans agree that we should be wearing a mask when we are out in public or in high risk situations
those who dont agree well what can i say

my rule
if i go out my condo door i wear a mask
if i answer a knock on the door i put on my n95 mask
if i go to a high risk place i wear my n95 mask
high risk would be the grocery store or pharmacy
if i work in my garden i wear my cloth mask yes even if im by myself
remember you are also protecting others in case you are infected and dont know it
if i go for a walk i wear my cloth mask
when the plumber came over i stayed 20 ft away and wore my n95 mask
i might add i also emptied out all the things on our counters even the toilet paper all the towels out of the bathroom
when he left i sprayed it down with disinfectant and let it sit for a length of time
remember its the person who doesnt look sick that will probably give it to you
presume each person you interact with could have the covid 19
protect yourself
also presume you may have it and dont know and protect others from you
yes wear a mask

it seems more and more folks are wearing a mask
i even noticed the president wore one in public the other day

if we all had been wearing a mask in public since march we wouldnt be in this mess we are in now
it seems like all these states are going to end up like new york did earlier this spring
wearing a mask by all of us may have prevented this disaster or at least slowed it down
i read with interest an interesting article about bill nye the science guy who did a tiktok video on wearing a mask

he lit a candle
put on a n95 mask then tried to blow out the candle
it wouldnt blow out

he put on a surgical mask the tried to blow out the candle
it wouldnt blow out

he put on a knit bandanna then tried to blow out the candle
which isnt in the video and the flame blew out

he took off the mask then tried to blow out the candle
it blew out

here is the link to the article
further down the article is the link to the tiktok video

i decided to do my own experiment
i decided to use a small feather in my hand since i was afraid i would set off my smoke alarm if i lit a candle in the room
here are the 4 masks i tested
a n95 mask with the valve occluded
a kn95 mask which is really a n95 mask
a double lined cloth mask someone made for me
a blue bandanna
no mask at all

here are the results as i blew real hard to blow the feather
the feather which is easily sensitive to air movement did not even move when i wore the n95 mask the kn95 mask and the cloth mask

the feather floated off my hand when i wore the bandanna

the feather flew way off my hand and floated up and out into the room when i didnt wear a mask
it gradually floated to the floor
just like the  covid 19 virus does when you cough or yell or talk without a mask
for others to breathe it into their lungs

wear the damn mask folks
save someones life maybe your own life
help save the country from disaster

hudson update
he is finally in a regular room
he is having less discomfort
he only has his picc line in for iv access with all other lines removed
the new kidney is still working good with good urine out put and normal kidney function tests ie normal bun and creatinine
plan discharge from hospital is tomorrow
the family will stay near the hospital for the next 3+ weeks
he will have frequent office visits during this time

the donor is feeling better and is more mobile
she gets seen in the post op clinic this week then flies back to the east coast the end of the week
she is our hero

the organicgreen doctor

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