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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
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

Friday, June 10, 2011

the kit, walk to end, duct tape, bb

the kit
here is the kit in my possession
it is from a company that does specialized tests if ordered by
my physician
it does special tests for alzheimers

this kit with the spinal fluid that will be placed in the enclosed
test tube and mailed to them under ice will hold the answer
to what happens to me health wise for the future

i will undergo a spinal tap analysis for tau protein (a protein
in nerve cells that unwinds and causes a tangle of proteins inside
the nerve cells in the brain that keeps them from working) and
analysis for amyloid (a protein which is deposited in the spaces
between the nerve cells) which basically starves the nerve cells
so that they quit working and eventually die-thus the shrinkage
that occurs in alzheimers

they are both like a parasite that lays its eggs in the brains of their
the eggs sit for years then eventually hatch and grow slowly to
destroy the functions of the brain
it cant be stopped
it may be preprogrammed at birth
at least it allows you to live for decades before it takes over
many genetic diseases catch you at birth, infancy, childhood or
early adult life
the answer to the cure may be in that genetic control or
in interfering with the amyloid deposition or the tau unwinding

when the results come back i will either receive a gradually
mental death sentence that may take a few years to occur
(if positive may have a 90% chance of developing alzhiemers or
can receive a medical reprieve that may can give me a 10% chance
for the dreadful alzheimers disease)

the difference between the two is being able to function both
mentally and physically in my older years

that little box
that kit
it may hold the final answer
lets get it done

final reports soon

continue to support your local walk to end alz this fall
you can go to www.alz.org to find your local walk or
go to my organicgreendoctor.com team page to join my team
or to donate to my team (click on my team name on that page)
your kids need your donation and time

can be used to remove warts
can be used to hold cuts and lacerations together
can be used to hold a toenail back in place (ouch)
can be used to buddy tape an injured toe or finger
can be used to cover sucking chest wounds in the field
can be used as an eye patch

well the mavs pulled that one out at the end
win 1 of 2 at miami and dirk has his championship
could be another year wait for lebron for his

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. good luck with the kit, I have great admiration for the way you are dealing with this.