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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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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, July 18, 2019

monsters under the bed

this monster came crawling out from under our bed this last week
luckily for my wife she she was out of town
didnt experience how scary it was
didnt get to hear me yell real loud to scare it off
hear me throw a pillow across the room to impede its progress towards me

i woke up finally
my heart was beating fast
dont worry i said to myself
its just a dream
an aricept dream

now when my wife she is here she usually calms me down
that night this last week
i had to do it by myself
it was scary
real scary
so real
of course
i woke up

thats what living in aricept world is like

whats aricept
its generic version is donepezil

its used in alzheimers disease to slow down symptoms
the earlier its used the more effective it is
i started mine real early than most folks

i think if there was a side effect that would make me stop it
it would be the dream issue
so far the dreams are mostly pleasant except when the monsters come out from under our bed
thats when
i consider stopping it
i dont
i know it may really be the thing thats making me do so well 8 years later
ill just keep on dealing with these monsters

once i tried using cbd since there was some evidence it might slow down the disease
my dreams got worse real worse real violent real unsettling even after i woke up even during the day so i stopped the cbd
the dreams got back to just the monsters under the bed
i can easily deal with
though sometimes i scare the bejjeevies out of my wife she

the monster above at the top of this blog is actually from our closet if the door is open
its real tall and scary
if i keep that door closed it doesnt come out
then this one
it comes out of the tv sitting on our small dresser
it has two lights on it that look like two monster misshapen eyes
moving forward to get you as you wake up
real scary
i must add at 200 am when you come out of a deep sleep in the attack mode
yelling and throwing pillows

this morning i am glad i didnt have a monster under the bed last night
luckily for me i woke up early before it escalated to them attacking me
i just got up
kicked the pillow on the floor
take that i said under my breath
as i went to the bathroom
i laid back down
went to sleep
finished the dream without those monsters

ill admit
monsters cant come out from under our bed since it sits on the floor like those beds in the hotel rooms
its a dream so you can change things if you want

the organicgreen doctor

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