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, March 16, 2012

neurology visit

this was a surreal visit

she handed me that prescription for aricept (donepezil)
i had just written that same one and handed it to a patient
the day before for his alzheimers disease
and had reviewed the same side effects with him and his

here with the neurologist she was reviewing the same
side effects with me

so surreal
its hard to believe this all happened

there were two other surreal moments during this time

the first was when i was taking the first neuropsychological test and
was sitting in that room with that stone faced tester
and i was looking up at the blinds out that window at that
tree with its leaves blowing in the wind
i couldnt remember those words she was asking me to recall

so surreal
the last time i took that test last october i sat in that same chair
looked at those blinds looked out that window at that tree
and the leaves were all gone

the second surreal moment was when i saw a well known patient
to me
her mom and i are from the same small town in southern arkansas
i knew the patient well
told mom she looks sick we need to do more testing
mom said you did testing the last time you saw her
this is the 3rd time youve seen her in the last 6 weeks
i did not recall seeing her

so surreal

here is that neurology visit blog

the organicgreen doctor


  1. I can feel your struggle in all your post. It must be very hard to give up your work and then realizing that you don't remember things. I haven't known anyone personally with Alzheimer's and consider myself lucky because form stories and movies it's very said. I found this testimony that I'd like to share with you: http://www.healthsachoice.com/antiaging/alzheimers-testimony-with-vivix/ I know you're not that far a long with the disease but it might be a good way to help you hold on to now for longer. I love vitamins because they have no side effects. I wish you the very best. and Hope all goes well for you.

  2. fc
    thanks for your comments
    what i have found from reading research which is what i try to base my recommendations on is to have a healthy life style
    once alzheimers hits there is not much that really works to stop it
    the medications just slow it down temporarily for a while
    the best thing to do is eat correctly exercise regularly dont smoke maintain a normal blood pressure and normal cholesterol control diabetes stay active mentally get normal sleep avoid excessive stress and have mild alcohol intake
    some vitamins may help some
    vivex and similar things have not been scientifically proven to definitely help but probably do no harm