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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
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, November 30, 2018

alzheimers news-ptcgsd

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we all know what ptsd stands for
post traumatic stress disorder

ptcgsd stands for post traumatic caregivers stress disorder

if you want to know what its like to have this caregiver disorder that i have called
take the time to read this latest blog by karen garner a wife mother excaregiver of an early onset alzheimers husband who died almost 3 years ago

i followed her blog for close to 5 years
it oozed with pain and with love

he a late 40s early 50s dad
healthy athletic military guy
struck at this young age with the disease we expect to see only in older folks
he with a young wife and two young kids

i started reading her blog not long after i was diagnosed
it was painful to read
all i could think was im not far behind him am i

he continue to worsen
all the grief she laid out for all of us to read see and feel

i somehow feel guilty at times when i think of him and her and their family and i think of my younger brother and his family and how he was struck so young also
its just not fair

i feel like i have had a reprieve that i wasnt expecting
but i am glad and gracious to have been given

is it fate
is it my healthy living
is it my medicine
is it this monthly infusion i am receiving now for two years
i dont know
although i do feel guilty sometimes
its this guilt and wanting to see my family age that motivates me

if you want to know what post traumatic caregivers stress disorder is like
take the time to click here on her last blog
read it
you will understand what those caregivers are going through when its all over with
its never all over with
is it
it stays with them forever

please dont forget them

when its my wife she and my families time
remember them

here is the link to karen garners latest missing jim confessions of an alzheimers wife blog
missing jim continues

if you read through her last 5 years of blogs you will need a larger box of kleenex

i received my for sure not placebo aducanumab infusion #3 yesterday
combine that with what i think was not placebo infusions before
then i am closing in on a full two years of infusions of this experimental drug that may slow down the disease some

lets put disease off as long as we can

the organicgreen doctor

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