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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
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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, January 22, 2011

know the 10 signs # 6, w1ad10, happy countries, basketball

KNOW THE 10 SIGNS # 6
6     new problems with words in speaking or writing

people with alzheimers may have trouble following or
joining a conversation     they may stop in the middle of
a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they
may repeat themselves     they may struggle with vocabulary,
have trouble finding the right words or call things by the wrong
name (eg. a watch a hand clock)

whats typical or normal
sometimes  having trouble finding the right word

W1AD10
this is week 1 day 0 of aricept (donepezil) 10 mgm
today i start the 10 mg dose of aricept (donepezil)
have been on the 5 mg dose now for 4 weeks
have gotten adjusted to the medication with only a few side
effects

have vivid dreams(last night i worked at factory to earn extra
money for medical school and also found out i had to take another
chemistry class to go to medical school       the night before i
worked in a poor undeserved rural clinic in southern arkansas)
am actually enjoying the dreams as they are like a tv show im
watching

one side effect is my sleep patterns are affected
ok i still fall asleep on people like ive done since college
that did not change

another side effect is the increased energy during the days
get er done is my new motto

hope this new dose doesnt cause more side effects or mess
with my tv show dreams

well here goes round 2
next is a follow up neurology visit in 1 week

HAPPY COUNTRIES
according to yahoo.com ranking of 110 countries in the world
that cover 90% of the worlds population ranks norway as the
happiest country in the world
it has a per capita income of $53000
spending on health care is the second highest behind the us
they also have a lot of oil and gas reserves

denmark is #2
it has the highest standard of living in the world
they are happy with their government
they have a lot more civil freedoms than most countries

finland is #3, australia is #4, and new zealand is #5
china and india are #88
the us is #10

BASKETBALL
today #10 longhorns play the #2 jayhawks
longhorns have never won at kansas
the jayhawks have the twin twin towers
the longhorns are fun to watch this year
the team chemisty appears to be good
much better than last years team
its going to be tough for horns to win
prediction   kansas wins
hope im wrong



the organicgreen doctor

5 comments:

  1. I turn 50 this year and I have to tell you that these "signs" are a little horrifying. Today's sign especially worries me. I often have trouble finding the right word. Sometimes I feel like i am playing the $10,000 Pyramid Game. Remember that game show, where you had to give clues to a partner in the form of characteristics. My special word will be something really hard, like "plate" and my mind comes up with ROUND;FLAT;WHITE;FOOD GOES ON IT;EAT;DAMMIT!

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  2. ronald (ron) fergusonJanuary 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Thsi is a test to see if i have done this correctly

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  3. ronald (ron)fergusonJanuary 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    HELLO, ORGANICGREENDOCTOR..

    lET'S HAVE SOME FUN WITH MY TWO GRIEFS.

    GRIEF NUMBER ONE:
    i HAVE NOT HAD VERY GOOD LUCK WITH THE CFL BULBS. i HAVE HAD SEVERAL OF THEM TO SHORT OUT WHERE THE ELEMENT CONNECTS TO THE CERAMIC BASE.
    sOME OF THEM HAVE TURNED PINK THEN BURNED OUT. THESE BULBS ARE UNDER TWO YEARS OLD.
    GRIEF NUMBER TWO:
    i HAVE A YARD THAT STAYS IN SHADE AND THERE IS NO WAY I CAN HAVE A GARDEN. BUT I DO TRY TOMATOS.
    HERE IS THE KICKER. I HAVE AN ARE THAT IS ABOUT TWO FOOT BY TWO FOOT AND IN FULL SUN WILL NOT PRODUCE ANYTHING CLOSE TO A TOMATO THAT YOU WOULD BRING INTO THE HOUSE. DID YOU KNOW THAT ROSE BUSH FOOD MAKES A MUTANT TOMATO?

    HAVE A GREAT ONE..

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  4. angie
    try for 9/10 correct
    thats 90%
    which is an a
    be sure and get your aarp card
    togd

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  5. rg
    looks like your spell checker isnt worikng

    have occassionally had problems with cpl bulbs
    but not a usual occurrence

    you need 6 hours of sunlight to raise
    tomatoes
    you should be able to raise at least one good
    tomato-good soil, compost, organic fertilizer,
    moisture usually works
    also can grow them in large pots
    togd

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