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, October 25, 2013

strolling, to or not to

for those in the bell county temple belton area in central texas
there is the
bell county walk to end alzheimers on saturday november 2
at the
pepper creek trails
1206 w campus drive in temple

walk registration at 800 am and walk starts at 900 am

donate and or join the walk here
this is a free walk
you can also register the morning of the walk

my team organicgreendoctor will be there

this week the us preventative task force came out with a
report from the annals of internal  imedicine
sometimes called the anals of internal medicine in some circles
that said there was no evidence for or against early testing
for dementia or alzheimers disease

so the answer is maybe or yes no

i say test
since ive been tested and i interact online with others who have
been tested early like i have been
we all agree i think that we are glad we know that we have a problem
and we mostly know what our future paths will be
although they can all vary somewhat

you cant do anything about it is what i always hear from folks
is how i answer

so early testing for me was important
i know theres a problem
and with supporting other testing-negative labs and mri scans, postitive
spinal fluid biomarkers, double allele or homozygous apoe 4/4 gene that
increasing the chances of this being alzheimers disease, normal cognitive
testing followed by abnormal testing, short term memory problems that
are noticeable to me and are progressing, a strong strong family history
of alzheimers disease-
then i know thats the  problem and what the diagnosis is

so we are marching on like thats what the problem is
planning for the future has occurred

yes i have my booklet called
what if...workbook by gwen w. morgan
out and am in the process of completing it
so that when the time comes when i cant do things anymore or if i die
that all the important details are there for my wife she and my family
to read

we have our will our power of attorneys our health care power of attorneys
our dont resuscitate me form etc done

we are getting ready for the future
as ready as we can be
then we are extract every drop of now that we can while we can
doing good while we can do good
enjoying ourselves while we can

also along with having some of the testing done
allows you to be ready for some of those studies that are coming
available real soon that will be actual treatment studies
in people without symptoms yet but who will probably get the disease
people like me who are real early in the disease  process
who these new treatments may actually work on as they will be
attacking things before they get worse or get started

so to or not to be tested
is a no brainer

those research guys sometimes need to step into the real world
and think real world
do as i do
walk in the bathroom each morning
and look in the mirror
say im glad i know

what am i going to do about it all today

the organicgreen doctor

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