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

Thursday, August 22, 2013

its back, its back, its my back

every summer it comes around in the hot south
when the weather get dry water gets stagnant
commonly growing in stagnant water in coves or rivers
its seems to usually hit kids who jump in the water
it is thought to get into the system by the force of the
water in the nose as the kids jump in
it takes them away so young

its called naegleria fowleri
the brain eating amoeba
primary amebic meningoencephalitis
its fatal

there have been only two cases of people surviving the
infection in the united states ever
until now

i had one child who got the infection once when he was
with his family swimming in a nearby lake in the hot
he started with fever headache that worsened
by the time the specialists figured out what was wrong
it was too late
the treatment failed and
he died
thats usually what happens
i think of him every summer when i hear these reports

here is a video of kali hardig from arkansas who apparently
got the infection from a water park

yesterday she said hi mom
she could be the #3 survivor ever recorded
she is one lucky girl
we wish her and her family the best

on a more pleasant note

here is a picture of my cactus orchid blooming this year
several years ago my mother gave me a leaf from her plant
i stuck in a pot it grew and i stuck other leaves in other pots
some ive given away to other people

just in the last few years mine started to bloom
they last 1 day and then they are gone

this year my plants have bloomed several times
i guess the lighting and watering is just right for them
where i have them on my deck

ive learned to enjoy them when they arrive
please come back again soon

this is my 3 month followup on my sciatica
today im glad i did not opt for surgery since i am
close to pain free and all of my neurological symptoms have
resolved except for some loss of the achilles reflex in that
right leg
you know when the doctor hits your heel with that reflex hammer
thats what he is testing
left good reflex right none    would be a good demonstration for
a student

some night time pain knock knock that is almost gone
its like a switch was turned on or should i say nerve turned on

hopefully i am now on the road to total recover
dont ever ever want this again  and would hate to have
the chronic version of this

the organicgreen doctor

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