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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, November 12, 2010

whats happening in the clinic, caterpillars, miami heat

whats happening in the clinic this week 
am seeing a lot of patients with allergies
the mold counts are high this week and probably will 
be high next week if we get rain 

runny noses, watery eyes, headaches, body aches, sneezing,
coughing, and just feeling miserable are signs and symptoms 
of allergies 

we soon will be into the dreaded cedar season here 
once the freezes occur then the cedar pollen starts to climb
if we have a dry winter then the counts will go sky high
sometimes it looks foggy here in places but it is the cedar 
pollen popping out 

this could be a bad cedar pollen season so be ready if you 
live around here

use loratidine (generic claritin) every day and use 
eye allergy drops to control my symptoms        
you can develop allergies at any age
sucks to get old 

am seeing a lot of strep throats in children      symptoms are 
fever,sore throat, headache, body aches and sometimes nausea vomiting 

diagnosis is made with strep test and treatment is usually with
penicillin or amoxacillin unless you are allergic to them 

saw an older gentleman who is 78 years old      
he was very active doing carpenter work every day      
recently he stopped doing that 
and is just sitting around doing nothing     
he has gained 20 lbs   his blood pressure has risen some     
his cholesterol has gone higher 
he is probably depressed and refuses treatment for that
he sits around all day and rarely gets out of the house now 

have convinced him to get out and walk every day 
office called him to remind him to go walk      
his wife told us he is listening to us   
hopefully he will continue the walking 

he was getting the dwindles-that downward path that older 
people take sometimes 

am getting caterpillars in my garden eating holes in the 
leaves of the green leafy plants-lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, 
swiss chard, mustards, etc 

if left alone they can destroy the plants 

the safe organic effective treatment is to use bt(baccillus
thuringiensis) as a spray or a powder on the leaves 
it will kill the caterpillars and not affect other insects 
it is safe to use on plants for human consumption 

miami heat lost again to the boston cleltics
is that experiment with the three stars going to work 
record is 5-4
time will tell     
must have a team to win championships 

the organicgreen doctor 

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