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, December 30, 2010

post c2bs2, mri today, pill holiday

survived the colonoscopy i guess
dont remember a dam thing
my wife she told me i got up and walked to the elevator
rode down to the ground floor, walked out to the parking
lot, gave her directions on how to get out of the parking lot
but dont remember a dam thing

i got home and slept for 6 hours without moving

those iv meds make it nice to have this done
you should try it if you are over 50 and never had
one done

prep really wasnt that bad see previous blog

now thats over with i will move forward to other important things

have my mri today as part of my workup
it will be looking for other causes of this disease
such as infection, stroke, abnormal masses, etc that
could be treatable-then the diagnosis would be mci nonamnesic type
that would be nice
then the chances of progression would be about 20-30%
vs the sucky 50-80% of what i have

also there are certain changes on the mri that are seen with
alzheimers and may be found on me in the early stages of
this disease-changes in the part of the brain called the
hippocampus (like hutttos schools-their mascot is a hippo)
and increases in the size of the ventricles of the brain

if it is normal then that doesnt mean i dont have mci amnesic type
it just means that changes havent shown up on mri yet

will give the report of the scan on this blog when i get it

in february will probably have a lumbar puncture for the
research study i am it     some of the fluid will be sent off
to a lab to test for tau antibody which is a protein that is
found in alzheimers patients
will also have dna analysis to see if i carry the gene for
this disease

these tests by themselves dont make a diagnosis but like a
lot of things in medicine when added together will make the
diagnosis more likely

later on
will have a pet scan done which will show even better
any changes that may occur in the brain

also when i enter the studies i will have  all these tests
on a regular basis as they follow me during the study

the worse test i may have to have again this year and annually
is the neuropsychological testing
this is where they pick up abnormalities by asking questions
doing drawings etc
think i  would rather have the lumbar puncture instead

but the neuropsychological testing shows how well the brain is
functioning in real time

took a pill holiday as i had to be fasting until scope time
was nice to not have some of the side effects-insomnia
and hyperactivity and dizziness
supposedly some of these will resolve over time or may
get worse
time will tell
hope the hyperactivity continues as i sure have a lot of
projects to do around my place

wish to thank my wife she for being with me through all this

the organicgreen doctor  


  1. Hey Doc...Greg Ingram here. Sorry to hear about your situation and not being my Dr. any longer. I will keep up with you on this blog and would like to see how your solar and rain water collection is laid out. Also, if you need anymore red-vine plants...let me know.

  2. You've been a great doctor to me and my family. I also enjoy our conversations and laughs. Would like to keep in contact with you...out side of the patient / Dr. visits. Keep in touch.

  3. will continue blogs on rainwater and solar and gardening
    the red vine was a gift that keeps on giving
    wished it had been a red wine
    thanks to both yall

  4. Dr Nash I am sorry to hear about this you have been a great doctor for my entire family. If you or your wife need anything let me know I would be more than happy to help. I could never repay you for the kind of doctor youve been over the years.Im a little stressed so Im going to go throw-up but I will be checking on you often.Always garded-garden-garden great for the soul. By the way this is the nourian family.

  5. mn
    enjoyed caring for your family
    if need garden advice let me know