welcome to the organic green doctor blog

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

Saturday, December 25, 2010

mild cognitive impairment amnestic type

MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT(MCI) AMNESTIC TYPE 
well thats my diagnosis
it is a precursor to full blown alzheimers
when i started this blog several months ago i had no idea i
would be at this point
i even blogged on mci back in september
at that time had no thoughts that i would have that diagnosis
tagged on me
(can google mci to the right of this and read that posting)

my goal with this blog was to over time tell stories of my life
and my familys life to provide a written record of some of
our history
also wanted to cover medical topics that people might be
interested in
also wanted to give people a peak into what its like to be
a  practicing physician
also wanted to let people know what illness was happening
in the area where i practice
also wanted to let people know about cases i have dealt with
in the past
also wanted to write about green living, organic gardening,
rainwater collection(yes that limestone rock is still in my
water tank-its the source of calcium for my wife she),
solar power, and recycling
also wanted to write about things i noticed that were funny
or different-why do they topics (google that to the right)

now i will refocus this blog in a slightly different direction
i will continue all of the above that i can (some of the medical
stuff will be discontinued related to practicing medicine)

will be blogging about myself and the disease that i have
inherited
want people to be able to follow me as it progresses and see
what affect it can have on a persons life
and what its  like to deal with the medical system and this
disease

i am lucky i guess as i will be getting studies and tests done on
me that is state of the art medicine and is not available to the
regular medical community but the stuff done to me will be
what will be done in the future to catch this disease earlier so
that maybe it can be treated or prevented

as i go along by having all this done i/we will know exactly
where i am as this disease progresses

please take this journey with me

thanks

the organicgreen doctor

4 comments:

  1. We are here not to walk ahead of you to lead, nor behind you to follow, but to walk beside you as a friend and support as we embarc on this journey.

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  2. You, sir, are not alone, either in diagnosis or support from friends and loved ones. Much can be learned and shared here. Teacher, student, neither, both, all of the above; this journey will reveal to all in your orbit a bit more of it's mystery. This is part of the experience.
    “We are not human beings seeking a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings seeking a human experience”. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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  3. You have a wonderful family and a ton of friends to support you on this new journey. Please know that you will never be alone. I am sure your experiences will help so many others as well. Now it's time for us to care for you. After such good care that you have givin others.

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