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 ❤

 

 

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”

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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When Sharing, is NOT Caring. PSA

Pretty much everyone with an internet connection uses social media. Day in and day out, we are inundated with memes. Some thoughtful, inspirational, or just plain hilarious, and others thought provoking, or informational.

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My CBD Experience. (So Far)

Lately I have been going on a lot about CBD products, and their benefits. I have tried quite a few, and have found what I think is going to be my go-to brand. I will share that with you in a moment.

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This is how it is.

I am about to write a post with out chaging any of the mistakes I make during it’s writiing, no grammar fixes, spelling corrections, or other efforts to look like I have a brain will be used. I’m doing thisa so people witkk understand theat we are all not on here typing a gazillion wordsperminute, like some kid wityhan iphone This is what pain, brain fog,and no voordination liikjs like.

It’s been rainiy, dreary, and just fucking miserable in CT, and I’ve been feeling it. I haven’t been doing much, aside from sitting around, ad waiting for my new CBD to come. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. I love it. Best one yet.

I wqoke up with my arms nkumb last night at about 11:25 am. I couldn’t goback to sleep, and I’m still up.

I think I’m herxing. It’s the new CBD. Time to grab the Burber and epsom salts, and vinegas.

Well, if I’m herxing, it’sa working right? I hope so. cut my pain in half the other day, so that made me very happy. I’d like to be Pharma-free soon. I’m going to give it about a week before I come on here and try to tell you that this CBD tincture is the best ever.

There are balls in the eir, I just hopw I can catch some.

In case you havent noticed, or I haven’t told you,m there is a nre website, anf forup up here :  https://www.lessonslyme.com/

It’s for everysone. Come and join, and make some posts. It’s quiet in there, and still smells like a new car.

 

Anyway, I need to go lie down, I’m all sdrmbled. it took me 45 minutes to write this.

 

❤ – J