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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
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

tests, bad thing good thing, cucumbers bad, bb

am doing a study at ut southwestern called telecognitive assessment
big words for taking a neuropsych test on the computer
will do a 45 min test the old way then will do a 45 min test on the

this test may eventually be used in remote areas or in local offices
then transmitted to a neuropsyhologist for evaluation so the patients
physician can use it in the evaluation for things such as memory loss,
dementia etc

dont like taking those test but will do it if it helps some one

am also having my introductory mri scan for the adni-2 study
had one in january that was normal
this result ill never see as it get zapped away to some where else as
part of the study

next in 2 weeks is a fdg pet scan which measures glucose
metabolism in the brain
in alzheimers this metabolism is affected and will show up as
abnormal areas on the scan
also then will have a more involved neuropsychological exam
(the sucky one)

well the rising gas prices are a bad thing for all of us but it may also
be a good thing for the state budget
seems texas gets a lot of revenue for its rainy day fund (call that in
our house the emergency fund-6 months expenses set aside in a
cash fund) from the increase in the price of oil

with the increase in oil and gas prices the amount of money flowing
into the rainy day fund has increased a lot
how much is determined by who you listen to
but it may be enough to offset some of the big cuts in school budgets

see isnt this like a hidden tax
they are getting their money one way or another

now this aint right for sure
how can cucumbers give us salmonella
just doesnt seem possible
wash them good or
just make pickles out of them
thatll kill those bugs

bet its farming practicing again
glad my cukes are growing good so wont have to worry about
this for awhile

well guess there will only one sweep in the first round
spurs are sliding out the door
mavs making a comeback
will the ankles hold up for the bulls and lakers
dang it thunder
well did they make nuggets feel better by letting them win

lets get this over so the second round can started

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Wood you look at this- I agree about the hidden taxes too. Thanks for the advice about cucumbers but I didn't grow any,the border to my garden however came out of the barn years ago- not straight- at all! My fault?I beg to differ it came out of the store that way. FYI always liked the spurs- not sure if the mavs know they're playin- and thunder... Can't b controlled!