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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

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

wart removal, deal dingy, generics, planking

the american academy of family physicians journal this month
published an article on wart removal
no i didnt write it but
if you were one of my patients you will recognize the first line

first treatement is dont
67% of warts will be gone in 2 years
cost zero

2nd line of treatment
73% of warts will be gone eventually after treatment
cost minimal
no office visit required

from article directions (sounds familiar)
obtain salicyclic wart treatment from pharmacy or store
soak the wart area in warm water for five minutes
file or rub down any rough areas with a pumice stone
or emory board
apply the salicyclic acid to the wart
cover with duct tape (my duct tape post for the week)
repeat daily until wart is gone
may take several weeks
dont use the salicylic acid on the face

3rd choice for those 27-33% that dont respond
50-70% effective
the over the counter freezing units may not work as well as
the office ones
if these are used the treatments need to be repeated probably
several times over several weeks or
go to the doctor and get it frozen
will probably take several visits

a few warts wont respond to this and will need
other treaments

cost office visits and procedure fees
some risk for scarring

the dingy thing about the new debt ceiling deal was that it
brought together the right wing tea partiers and the left wing
democratics to oppose this deal
strange bed fellows huh

those of you who have suffered through the expense of having
to pay for lipitor ($165+ a month) and plavix ($201+ a month)
now will soon be able to get them as generics

wonder why viagra is not generic as it was produced first in the
mid 1990s
wont they be one that people are looking forward to it going generic
but when that happens there will not be any more of those
good commercials you get to watch with your kids and parents

the planking journey continues


  1. Conor and Logan loved your planking pic. They laughed and laughed. They will enjoy that for some time to come. THANKS

    Got a question for you. There is an email circulating that states if you place onions in each room of the home, it will absorb the flu virus therefore helping keep your family healthier and hopefully prevent the flu virus..... Is that true?

  2. ain
    dont think the onions would help
    glad i could entertain the boys

  3. I didnt think so but thought we would ask. Shawn is hoping we get rain soon but it looks very dry in our future. Love the duct tape remedies too.