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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,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

got the last of the trifecta


cdc rsv 
that link above is from the cdc with all the info you need about rsv

the rsv vaxxine is for the young and the old and pregnant folks

rsv or respiratory syncytial virus attacks the young babies and us older folks
its like a bad cold for some
some kids get a bad bronchiolitis with it and may require hospitalizations and nebulizer treatments for awhile
rsv is the reason hospitals fill up with sick kids during the rsv season
i spent many a night in icu with these kids
the symptoms can last for weeks to months in some cases

older folks can also get a pneumonia from rsv that requires hospitalizations
some die from it

its mostly preventable
pregnant moms around 32-36 weeks can get the rsv shot which protects their newborns from getting rsv after they are born
once born kids can get an antibody shot that will protect them for several months
adults like me can get the rsv vaxxine to prevent them from catching rsv from you know where
thats right
giving it to their grandkids

for older adults the rsv is part of the trifecta of vaxxines we need every year
updated covid

if i was gambling i would have a winning ticket today
at 24 hours i have no symptoms from the rsv vaxxine

even if you dont gamble you should get this trifecta
it may save your life 

the organicgreen doctor

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