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

Thursday, August 25, 2011

weather, we got next, lost medical records, fb musing

we have officially become the hottest summer on record
here in central texas
and there seems to be more coming as the next 7 days are
predicted to be 102 degrees or higher
dang 95 is going to seem like a cool spell when it finally
arrives here

have noticed some of the native trees and shrubs deemed the
toughest we have are starting to show the effects of the heat
and drought by yellowing its leaves
less tougher trees are dying much faster

there are fires everyday around here
luckily except for a few they have not been major ones
there is water rationing everywhere
its even stricter here at the country n

there are plans to start rolling power outages in this area soon
this will make things more uncomfortable than they already are

we need rain so

we got next
hurricane irene is going full blast now towards the east coast
and has little influence on our weather here
we could sure use some of its rain

there is a new tropical storm abrewing out east that may
become a storm in the next 1-2 days

we want that one please
send it our way but in a gentler form please
its our only hope to a break in this awful weather here

we got next

recently a huge number of patients medical records were
accidentally released onto the internet for all to see
those may be lost forever
they are out there for everyone to access
possibly they may not be able to be totally retrieved even if
the breach is closed

in my dealings with the medical systems and insurance systems
over the last 8 months i have realized that my medical records
are zooming all over the internet from universities to research
centers to insurance companies-long term care, disability, and health

each of these companies seem to use other companies to handle
some of the data processing so multiple companies and
organizations are involved with my medical records
they are being mailed, faxed, emailed, and electronically transferred
to be permanently stored in lots of locations

one breach could release all my medical information to  the internet

thats all scary
even though most of what is happening to me medically im putting
in this blog for all to read however

most people dont want their medical information floating around
the internet for google to pick up from a search

life is like a roll of toilet paper it spins faster as it gets near the end
thanks fb friend

the organicgreen doctor

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