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Covid-19 – if the worst should happen…

I found this video of Dr John Campbell’s incredibly informative and just had to share:

The info. is focused on how a partner or relative should care for someone with Covid-19, but some of the info. could easily apply to someone at home alone. If you know what to look for and when to call for help, the life you save could be your own.

cheers

Meeks

p.s. I recently found out why it’s recommended that you wash your hands for 20 seconds. Apparently the Covid-19 virus is protected by an outer fatty? membrane, and 20 is how long it takes the soap to destroy that membrane and thus, kill the virus.


The Stress Test – before & after?

I haven’t actually done the stress test yet, that joy happens this afternoon, but I find myself stressing about the stress test because:

This is how I imagine myself to be:

But this is how I fear I’ll be after the stress test!

-sigh-

What is a stress test?

Basically, it’s a way to test how your body works under conditions of stress. The stress is provided by a treadmill. The test is to see whether you drop dead after 10 minutes of running on the treadmill…

Back when I used to go to the gym, I could run for 20 minutes, on an incline and step off feeling pretty good. Now? Close to 20 years later? I’m dreading it, not least because I know that my vanity will make me try harder than I should at 65…

-sigh-

According to the ECG, my heart is fine. Yet despite that, my blood pressure is nudging the top of the normal range. Something has caused this change because for most of my life, my blood pressure never deviated from ‘average’.

So…the stress test. I just hope I don’t end up as wet and smelly as that labrador. 😦

Meeks

 


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