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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
please feel free to follow me along this path
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

Friday, February 23, 2018

alzheimers news-i agree

ALZHEIMERS NEWS-I AGREE
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when i read what she said
i turned to my wife she as she drank her morning tea
as she sat
in what i call our spin around chairs in the morning sun
looking out over the courtyard of our condo

i said
did you read that article
did you see what she said
i agree
i told her

please be the drug

thats the title of this time magazine article this week
on
inside one couples experimental treatment to battle
alzheimers disease

lets say before i go further
these studies are available all across the usa to those
who have early alzheimers and mild cognitive impariment
and those who dont have memory issues yet

these as of right now may be the drugs that will slow down
the disease

when reading this article and like this weekend on the
alzheimers panel i was on with other patients
i am definitely no where near the stages that they are at
this couple is on infusion #15
i am on infusion #13

the stuff called aducanumab is an antibody thats given monthly
it was discovered in elderly folks who didnt get alzheimers disease
the lab produced it in large quantities to be used in this study

it works differently than the others you may read about
its more aggressive at removing the amyloid plaques in the brain
than the others
in the initial study the amyloid was removed and the study subjects
memory improved

after the 18 month infusion
for me that will be in september 2018
i will definitely start receiving the real drug for at least 2 more years

i like peter hope that i am getting the real drug
but
like him if not
im ok with it
at least im early in the disease
earlier than he is
my our participation hopefully will make a difference in the
future for others

all this was not available ten years or so ago when my
younger brother was diagnosed
or
15 years ago when my mom was diagnosed
there was no potential treatments out there being researched
that had any promise

now there are quite a few
that work differently to slow things down

there are 2700 of us in the study across the world
i think we may be the lucky ones to get treated so that the
alzheimers disease gets slowed down
we be the first to have this happen
ever

2/3 of us are getting the real aducanumab
1/3 of us are getting the placebo ie saline

i feel like im getting the real drug based on side effects i have
i sure hope so
as
what a difference these 3-4 years of treatment could make in
our lives
my wife she and i

sometime in about 2020 when all this is published i might actually
find out whether i got the placebo or not the first 18 months

some thoughts as i read this article and watched the video
if you are worried or have a loved one with it
you should read it and watch the video

ok so i cried twice
once watching the video
i could see my wife she and i sitting on that bench looking
out at the water wondering what lies in the future for us
and
then again when i read the article

he mentions driving
he cant drive by himself as he gets lost
ive made the decision to not be a statistic
getting injured in a wreck or injuring someone else
or
being one of those elderly alerts that shows up on the interstate
nope
if i have issues
im done
take my keys

he carries the genetic gene the apoe 4 gene for late onset alzhiemers
25% of you carry that gene
it increases your risks about 5 x for getting alzheimers disesase

i carry the apoe 4/apoe 4 gene the double version or homozygous
3% of you carry that gene
it increases your risks about 10-20 x for getting alzheimers disease

to get into this study you have to have a positive amyvid pet scan
for beta amyloid in the brain the hallmark of alzheimers disease
im in the study so you know what that means for my scan

the national institute of health nih has been given a doubling of their
alzheimers research funding
bill gates from microsoft has given millions for research now since
his dad has alzheimers disease
mark zuckerberg from facebook has also agreed to fund millions
for alzheimers research
both are emphasizing the mid level alzheimers researchers since thats
where all the drugs and probably the treatment will come from
so
as they hung this infusion #13 this last week at ucla
my lucky number
under mary easton alzheimers centers guidance
i looked at the nurse
i said
i want the real deal

she looked down at me
smiled real big
and
said
it is
;)

the organicgreen doctor

Thursday, February 22, 2018

starman

STARMAN
below is a picture of starman sitting in his tesla roadster zooming
across the night sky
there are even sites where you can an see him as a small white spot
moving across the sky
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rumor is i heard
that he got a speeding ticket from the space police
going
way too fast for conditions
7,564 miles per hour

he was quoted as saying as he zoomed by the slow space police
catch me if you can
im on the way to the moon
actually he is in an elliptical path like mars
that will bring him away from the sun
then closer to mars
some times their paths get real close together
then later he zooms way out there away from everything

what a ride
starman is having

here is his personal website someone set up so
you can track him
click here

if this intrigues you you will like that website
you can track him into the future
eg in june he will be close to mars

maybe
he will just stop by for a visit

its rumored that he has lost the warranty on the vehicle
that is
he quickly went past the 3600 mile warranty fairly quickly
in fact he exceeded it over 700 times already

it appears there is a chance he may return to earth in
lets say
a million or so years
but
one site say he could return sooner

the problem is he will get vaporized as he reenters
the earths atmosphere

heres hoping he stays out there those millions of years

a true spaceman
starman

he just looks so dang cool
zooming through space like it was
mainstreet in your town

my hero
spaceman

i nominate him for times man of the year

the organicgreen doctor

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

its now

ITS NOW
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it didnt happen before
this time it just feels different

i looked at the school shootings
there are three facts

the shooters
are male
are mentally ill
chose the ar15 as their weapon of chose

so to stop these murders of our innocent school kids
our sons and daughters
nephews and nieces
grandsons and granddaughters

we have to fix these three things

one
we cant do anything about
the male shooter

the other two we can

two
we need to provide access to good mental health
for folks
quit cutting it out of the insurance coverage
quit making it hard for folks to get help
they shoulnt be allowed to buy guns

strict gun laws need to be passed so those who want
guns have to do the paperwork it takes to say
you are ok to have a gun
you arent mentally ill
you arent a crook
you sell your gun you need to fill out paperwork again
whatever it takes
we need to do it

three
we need to get rid of ar15s availability in the us
only police and the military should be allowed to use them
for
thats what they are made for
to kill people during war

when the bullets from the ar15 hit those little kids
at sandy hook
when it hit their livers
their livers just turned to jello
when it hit their little bones in their legs
their little bones just turned to dust
when it hit their little brains
their brains were exploded like dropping a watermelon
from a building onto the concrete

yes
these are military weapons
they should remain military weapons

there are 8 million of these things floating around in the us
8 million
no wonder those cops get so nervous sometimes
when they go on 911 calls

i read where shooting an ar15 works better than viagara
for some men

there are three big ole lobbies that control things in the us
big pharma
the financial lobby
the nra

now the nra
those legislators are real scared of them

like with the other lobbies
these legislators need to think for themselves
something they none of them do well
they need to stand up and do whats right
this time

on facebook
a former patients sons picture appears a lot on his page
hes proud of him
a late arrival he was
he is a very strong gun advocate
for some reason
i always think of his sons picture when these kids get shot
he is so cute in his photographs
i think
what do you do
what do you think
if it happens to your kid
does that change your views
if it doesnt
it should

heck they are even making bullet proof backpacks now
does the new school uniform now have to be
riot gear for kids

yes
its now
its time

the whole world is watching
and
shaking their heads

addendum
i believe in the second amendment
i grew up with guns
i have hunted
most of my relatives own guns
i dont feel unsafe around them
i want them to have legal guns
i would have no problem going to a gun range and shooting guns
but not an ar15 or any of its cousins

the organicgreen doctor