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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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Thursday, October 28, 2010

c2rc done, c25k niece, world series-dang

well got her done
the root canal is finished

have always dreaded the trips to the dentist in years past
this one has not been dreaded as bad as the dang thing has
hurt for over a month
have been on medications now for over a month to control
the pain
was ready to just get it done and get off the medications and
quit having pain

have to drive an hour to get to the dentist(endodontist)
as live in the country away from civilization (dont mind that though)
just have to drive that hour thinking about whats coming
its a back tooth and is hard to get numb which means more
needles and shots which dont like

got to the office early but had to wait 2 hours before
he could get started  
it was so cold in the office
wondered why it was so cold until the work began
then it sure was hot in there

he has a torture test he does with an ice cube up
against the potential tooth-he has to be sure he has the
right tooth     when the ice cube hits the right tube it
makes you come out of the chair-wonder he doesnt get
bit-thought about it in the past

today told him no ice cube test please so he
used the tap on the tooth with a metal tool
still hurt like hell  but he did find the right tooth
(already knew which it was)

he started doing the injections and doing the injections and
doing the injections and waited but the torture test still was
positive     now the air conditioner needed to be turned down
so he says well guess will have to do the old bone numbing
shot-thought o----  doesnt sound good at all

he finally put a gallon of numbing medicine in there and
it finally started to numb it (you know its good and numb
because you slur your words and drool uncontrollably
when you talk)

then he started the grinding sanding spraying grunting
said oh its a hot one alright
finally it was all finished
did not feel bad at all-of course it was all numb

got the bill for it-well that made me feel bad also
maybe should have been a dentist intead

worse part now is have to go back get numb again
reopen up the holes   remove the packings then
permanently seal the tooth
all this in one month

as long as the pain goes away guess dont care what gets
is much better this am

she has  some runner injuries  now
so is resting the injuries so she can
do the c25k this weekend
she may have to walk it instead
but she is determined to finish what she started
go girl

giants put it to the rangers last night
my son he  has become a giant fan now

well never thought  would ever be a longhorn fan
but now am one

well one of us will be happy when this series is over

go rangers

the organicgreen doctor

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