Quarantine University – Personal Protective Equipment “PPE” (Series – Part 2)

One of the biggest issues during this Covid-19 outbreak is the proper use of personal protective equipment or “PPE”. This issue has spawned a booming mask making industry, and many debates over whether or not we (the general public) need to be wearing PPE at all.  Here is a quick tutorial on PPE.

  1. PPE is a term used in healthcare settings. PPE includes masks, gloves, gowns, head, and shoe coverings, and sometimes “suits”.
  2. In a healthcare setting, the appropriate PPE is donned, and then removed between patients, to prevent transmission of the illness from one patient to another.
  3. There is a proper way to put on, and remove these items, which everyone from CNA’s to surgeons are taught during their education. These techniques prevent transfer of contaminates.

PPE, if used improperly, can increase the risk of transmission, or contamination.

For the purpose of this post, I am now only going to discuss the use of PPE as it applies to “us”, the general public.

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Quarantine University – Curriculum Overview. (Series Part 1)

Welcome to Quarantine University.  Many of you are just now learning what it feels like to be stuck at home with nothing to do, but so many more of us have years (some decades) of experience.

When I first got sick, I started this blog. It helped me stay focused, and out of my head. I spent a ton of time researching my illness(s), and learning about how others managed. I also learned more than I ever wanted to, about so much more. I haven’t been actively blogging lately, but I saw a meme today that was interesting, and the first thing I did, was look up the subject. That in turn, sparked an idea. With so much going on right now, and so little news that is reliable, I thought I would help by sharing some information that will help you crawl out of the quagmire of misinformation.

Remember, I am not a doctor, nor am I giving you advice. What I am doing is going out and finding this info. for you, so you don’t have to weed through Google. (Which I know you probably won’t do.)  Here is a list of some of the subjects I will cover in the coming days/weeks: (In no particular order.)

  1. Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  2. Bacteria vs Virus (What’s the difference?)
  3. Transmission of Diseases
  4. Medical Terminology
  5. Nature doesn’t make mistakes.
  6. History
  7. Conspiracy Theories

and more…

I hope you will find the posts helpful, whether you are afraid this virus, or not.

Disclaimer: These posts will contain facts, as well as sarcasm, because I’m sick of this Coronapocalypse.

-J ❤

 

 

How to Be Homebound

via How to Be Homebound

I have been homebound for many years, and for almost all of them I had no idea that there were programs out there that could help. If you are housebound, or bedridden, or have difficulty leaving your home, please take a look and see if there is there is something out there for you. You do not need to be on disability to apply for most of these programs.

Prelude to an Essay

When I’m tired, I just can’t get the words onto the “screen”…I almost typed “paper”….wow.

In my 55 years, many things have changed. Some, for the better, others, not so much. Life used to be simple. At least while I was growing up it was. I’m sure I speak for many of my generation when I say that we felt safe. More often than not, we brought the danger onto ourselves, while climbing trees, riding our bikes down hills at breakneck speed, and diving off cliffs into ponds with uncertain depths. Although we did these things, most of us came home unscathed. A skinned elbow here, a broken leg there, and life went on. There were no seat belts, elbow pads, or helmets. We had no need for “safe places”. Our safe place was home. Time flies huh?  Continue reading “Prelude to an Essay”

Who are you?

It’s ok to be you. It’s ok to be different, and feel differently. There is no “normal”. The more we try to fight our own nature to fit in, or to conform to someone else’s idea of how/who we should be, the more damaged we become.

Today, I saw this posted on a friend’s timeline on Facebook:

I was told today that I can only know myself through someone else, I guess I’ll never know who the F$#?k I am.

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Tuttle’s Letter to the TBDWG — Madison Area Lyme Support Group (Blog Post Share)

This is something everyone should read.

“There are rumors that Dr. Eugene Shapiro has been selected to participate as a member of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group. Shapiro has spent a career discrediting the sick and disabled along with the courageous clinicians attempting to help these patients as he coauthored the deplorable Lancet article referenced below. There is no place for Shapiro on the TBDWG as he is a disgrace to the medical profession.” Continue reading “Tuttle’s Letter to the TBDWG — Madison Area Lyme Support Group (Blog Post Share)”

Activism: Fighting for Lyme Disease Awareness.

Activism.

ac·tiv·ism
ˈaktəˌvizəm/
noun
  1. the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change.

For many, the words “activism”, or “activist” conjure up memories of the 1960’s, with peace marches, love-ins, and racial equality at the forefront of most protests. As many know, however, we have a much richer history than the activism of the 1960’s. Our country, and in fact many throughout the world, were built on the results of activism. The selfless acts of protest, picketing, and standing up for each other, has always been the way to get things done, despite the injury, loss of life, or jail time one might face.

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