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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

Friday, September 24, 2010

breast cancer/race for the cure

my nephews wife she has met 1/3 of her needed donation
my nephews wife she needs 2/3 more
go to komenarkansas.org to make a donation or send her
your left over change or skip that coffee or skip that drink
and give her the money your would have spent

breast cancer story
in a previous practice had a 42 year old patient who had felt
lump for awhile finally saw a doctor and got her mammogram
she had breast cancer and eventually underwent chemotherapy and
she had lesions pop up in her brain and her pelvis
she had chemotherapy again and those disappeared

she had 2 children-an 8 yr old and a 12 year old

it was a long tough road for the kids and the family

she was doing well until a lesion showed up in her leg
she stepped funny and fractured her femur (thigh bone)
she had to have the fracture site treated with radiation to kill
the cancer before they could go in and do surgery to repair
the fracture
she did recover from that but
later a lesion appeared in the brain and in the pelvis again

spent an hour in an office visit with her a month before she died
she had accepted that she was going to die
she had sat and talked to her kids about it
she had sat and talked to her husband at length about her death
it was a sad visit but know it gave her some peace to talk with me

she died a month later

could this cancer been detected on an earlier mammogram??

the organicgreen sad doctor

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