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

Monday, May 16, 2011

missing blog, adni-2, wedding journey, bb

blog was missing last week because i use google blog to
do my blog and it was shut down for repairs so this blog
took the day off
also we were involved with a wedding journey event at our
house this weekend that consumed a lot of time prepping for

am back online blogging
so here we go

here we go on the last part of round one
today have to have the spinal tap done
worst part is the 12 hour fast with no coffee or food just water
the spinal fluid will be sent for analysis for the tau protein level
which unravels in the brain cells in alzheimers and for amyloid
levels which are thought to be the culprit or the end result of
whatever causes alzheimers

these test results i will be able to see since i will obtain some
of the fluid to send off myself for analysis
the testing done by the research study is kept from review
the specimen is sent off to california and the result is never known
to me
but the specimen i send off will provide results in a few weeks
as i find all these results out i will post them in this blog

i dont fear the spinal tap at all
have almost got use to getting stuck with the needles
find the neuropsych tests are dreaded the most
lets see its a pretzel, hammock, and a pelican
if you have taken one of these you know what those mean
they show you pictures and you have to name the objects
i always miss these three things for some reason
hope its not from alzheimers

also will have a pet scan done with an experimental radioactive
substance called florbetapir f-18 (no thats not a typo)
the stuff will be injected and the brain takes it up whereever
there is amyloid showing up

funny thing about these tests are they can be positive but they dont
always correlate with the degree of sympoms a patient has
(that is true though of a lot of diseases)
the final diagnosis is made at brain autopsy
hopefully these tests will make the true diagnosis in the future more
accurate for this terrible disease

however i will know soon whether or not with some degree of
certainty if what i have is due to alzheimers

here we go

well the wedding journey continued this weekend
we are on the home stretch to being finished
this weekend we had a meet the wedding couple party at our house
boy that sure wore me out
it started with a trip to unplugged at shady grove in austin listening
to singer slaid cleaves
hes a local singer and i liked him because he is a organic
green person
his cabin in maine is completely off the grid
well my cabin is almost off the grid-am close

then on friday night after a meal in downtown austin at moonshines
with the wedding family we went to a jackson browne concert
stirred up some memories from the past
he also is a organic green person
he has  a house near santa barbara that is completely off the grid
watched a show about it on ed bagleys green show
if you dont know who ed bagley is then google him
some of my friends tell me i remind them of ed bagley

thanks to my wet suitcase sisterinlaw for the tickets and for the
vip passes to meet jackson browne and for the help in prepping
for the party
(that prepping is a big blog to itself)

on saturday we had a meet the wedding couple at our house
what a great group of people were there
we all had fun
no stick in the mud types were there

but man all that wore me out
those who know me well know i like to go to bed early and get up
early (just look at the posting times of this blog)
well thats not what happened this weekend
felt like i do when you go to las vegas for three days

am now in recovery mode

the best to the wedding couple

so thats why rose is the mvp
the bulls blew up the heat

durant came through yesterday
most great players dont have 2 bad games in a row

now were getting somewhere
oprah is causing a delay in games
she won
the heat/bulls game had to be played on sunday as oprah has
control of the united center on monday and tuesday
then the heat/bulls game will resume on wednesday

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  1. WOW where did you see Jackson Browne at He is marks and my absolute favorite! Im sure that was Awesome. We have seen him several times.

  2. Moonshines- how about that service!!!!

  3. ms
    saw jackson browne at acl venue in austin
    talented guy
    nice person

  4. ta
    moonshines service was great
    food was good
    good time had by all
    would definitely go back there