Saturday, May 14, 2011

Operating Room Masks

The other day when I went to visit my husband at the hospital in Corvallis, Oregon the nurse handed me a mask to wear since I still had cold symptoms. I understand this and it is important not to spread germs. However, it is hard to wear these masks.

You are breathing in your own exhaust or carbon dioxide. This can't be good. It's not comfortable. Over a period of time, I wonder if this is healthy. Then I started to wonder about doctors who wear masks in the operating room who breathe in their own exhaust. I wonder if it hampers their judgement and efficiency over time to breathe in carbon dioxide.

When you are spraying chemicals in the garden in the backyard, some people forget to wear masks. My husband hasn't worn a mask to protect himself most of the time in the last 10 years here in Alsea spraying for blackberries and poison oak. This can't be healthy. Now I seriously wonder if this is the cause of his esophageal cancer.

There needs to be a oxygen exchange system created that covers the mouth that releases the carbon dioxide but allows you to breathe fresh oxygen.

Medical Charts

I have made medical charts for years to keep track of the medication that my husband is prescribed. I don't know how anyone would keep track of it without a chart. I use Microsoft Publisher.

In an ideal world, when a doctor prescribes medication, and the patient picks it up at the pharmacy, the patient would be handed a chart to keep track of it all.

I put all medications down on the chart and I write down everything that needs to be done in the day for his care. I put down the times the medications are given. I check off when things are done.

Friday, May 13, 2011

New Blog

I started a new blog.
Now I get the message bX-ixy 9ss that says I can't access it.
When I tried to look at my new blog it says on blogger that it doesn't
exist. I tried to call Google but they don't have live support.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


I love watching Survivor. I wait for each episode with anticipation of what will happen next and I get all emotionally involved with what happens. I have always wished that I could be on the show. I even tried out once in Eugene for an audition but didn't make it.

Who do I like best on Survivor, Redemption Island? Boston Rob! I hope he wins.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

President Barack Obama

I am in awe of, and so impressed with President Barack Obama. His intelligence, calm, ability to negotiate, and his record clearly shows that he is heads above past presidents and anyone else thinking of running against him. I believe that he is the best president that we have ever had in the White House. This is the most difficult of times and yet he has brought us out of financial ruin and set us back on the right track. He is making a difference in all areas of American life to make it better for everyone who lives here. He has brought justice to 9-11 survivors and all families who lost loved ones. I'm grateful that he is the President.