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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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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

give it up

walk away now
thats my advise
to david ash


several years ago i was playing softball
i pitched
i managed to get on base
i was on second base
the ball was hit to the infield
i ran to third
slid in there i did
kabam the pitchers knee hit me upside my left temple
the ball rolled towards the fence
i got up and ran home
scoring is what i did
i then walked over to the dugout
and watched as we finished the game

luckily for me my wife she had shown up for my game
i got my bat and glove and wondered to the car
when i got there she was driving thank goodness
i told her i needed to get my shoes i left them somewhere
my shoes from work i said
i was talking real goofy
ok she said as she drove well go get them for you
wink wink

well i dont remember any of this
i remember being on 2nd base
then the next thing i remember was waking up in a ct scanner
in the emergency room with a fellow friend doctor looking at me
making a joke he did
i then spent the night in the hospital under observation

then i entered the post concussion world

the next day i remember being at my sons baseball game
feeling strange detached almost spacey all day
had some trouble thinking and talking
there was some headache easily relieved with acetaminophen

then over the next month i noticed especially at work
that my brain seemed to slow down
most noticeable was my ability to calculate drug dosages in my
i seemed to have lost some of that ability for awhile

then years later when interviewing for the alzheimers disease
research study
they asked ever had a concussion or head trauma

well yes i said
i told them the above story
then i fell once while pole vaulting in the eight grade and hit the
back of my head
was dazed and confused like matthew mcconaughey for awhile
his was for a different reason
another time i was playing quarterback and got dinged good in
the 9th grade
at halftime i wondered into the other teams dressing room and
the coaches had to come and get me
i played the second half
i just dont remember it

so yes i had three concussions

so what what difference does that make
it seems there is a relationship between concussions and dementia
later in life

today i say to david ash the quarterback of the texas longhorns
who missed most of last year because of a concussion

just give it up
its not worth it

its time to make that change in direction in your life now
fate has spoken

the organicgreen doctor

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