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

Friday, December 16, 2011

most popular are, concussion, visit

google zeitgeist 2011 lists the 10 top fastist rising global queries in 2011
i only guessed one of the top 10
that was number 9 steve jobs

at number 5 was the iphone 5
not not the iphone 4s
iphone 5 doesnt exist yet

at number 8 was a bunch of japanese i couldnt read
but guessed it from the pictures

then number one
youll never guess it
i didnt recognize the picture
or when i read the details still didnt recognize that person

guess first then check it at the link above

also apparently banks in the future will be using your facebook twitter
etc information on you and your friends to determine your
credit score
that sucks doensnt it
sorry will have to delete some of my friends
maybe we will all need to reread orvilles 1984

(from www.komando.com)

this is a photo of cleveland browns colt mccoy after he was
hit by a helmet to helmet hit from steelers james harrison

all of us watching on tv and the fans in the stadium saw what
happened and knew that colt had had his bell rang real good
those in medicine recognize those hand movements of head
no one on the side lines noticed and sent him back to play
he is now out at least this weekend for concussion symptoms

how many of these does it take to start causing permanent damage

in the evaluation of dementia there is a lot of questioning of whether
or not the patient has had repeated head trauma or concussions
and an mri or ct scan is done which sometimes can show changes
later on in life of old head traumas

what if he had got another concussion that game
the additive effects of two close together could have been

there is a strong link between repeated head trauma or loss of
consciousness and the development of alzheimers disease
protect your  head and your football playing kids heads

concussions and repeated head trauma in patients with the apoe 4
genotype make them at higher risk for alzheimers disease
lets see
remember 3 concussions in my life
well dont remember them but am told about 2 of them
i have the apoe4/apoe4 genotype
wonder if that head trauma affects me in any way
did play quarterback and ended up in the visiting  teams
locker room once
had to be led back to my team
finished the game though
so im told
wonder if i could have played for the browns

road trip planned during the holidays
will be visiting relatives and a friend with my wife she and
my historian brother he
will be visiting my friend gf who has huntingtons disease and
my younger brother who has alzheimers disease
both are advancing in their disease process
not sure which is the worse to have
i know
will let you know after my trip

the organicgreen doctor

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