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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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Wednesday, July 31, 2013


here at the country n we try to raise as much of our salad stuff
as we can knowing that the fall and the winter are the best
times to raise stuff like lettuce spinach beets carrots cilantro
broccoli asian greens and swiss chard and kale

then the spring comes along with tomatoes peppers green beans
squash cucumbers and basil

then the hot summer hits and all we can produce is malabar spinach
arugula purslane and basil with occasional peppers
but of course it was all attacked by those dang grasshoppers


we had to resort to supplementing our salad with produce from
the grocery store
we thats me selected the mixed salad mixes that come prepackaged


about 2-3 weeks ago i awoke with a severe headache fever
bad bodyaches that made me forget about my sciatica or made
me delirious enough that i dont remember it
i was down for the count for 2-3 days this was associated with
nausea and watery diarrhea

as it all resolved i felt better then
a few days later it started coming back but not as bad

i had nausea a loss of appetite and diarrhea and felt bloated
all the time
you know like i was on my period

then this went away

then a few days later here it came back again

then i was watching tv and also read a report about this bug
called cyclospora

its a one cell parasite that is found commonly in the latin america
and rarely is found in the united states
until now

its is not spread from person to person but instead is commonly spread
by contaminated food with feces

my wife got it about a week later than i did and she seemed to have a
milder case

it can be diagnosed by obtaining a stool sample and testing it for the
a 1-3 day test

then i heard it appeared to be from contaminated mixed salad mixes
from some of the latin american countries

so i put 2 and 2 together
diarrhea and nausea that wont go away and comes and goes
i just started adding the salad mix to our diet
so i must have this cyclospora

being a doctor i used the empiric method of treatment
if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it must be a duck

i started on antibiotics and have been symptom free now for a week

cyclowhatia please dont return

lesson learned
wash your fruits and vegetables well including your prewashed salads
to prevent infection
try to stick to country n grown veggies as much as possible

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Were you buying organic salad mix? Please tell me no...

    Arkansas Sue