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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
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

mr hudson is on his way to washington dc today


as you can see he will be all dressed up for the kidney event he is going to tomorrow
maybe tune in to a 24 hour news channel around 1100 am est
if its not done live i will post links to it the next day
it could be on the national news wednesday evening

i have been asked by those involved to not write about more specific reasons for the event
afterwards i can write all i want to
thats why we i have been vague about why he is going to washington dc today

he has flown before about 6 months ago to a wedding in new orleans
he is going to advance his cause and others with kidney failure on this trip

besides the question of why we are being vague
the other most common question is
when will he get transplanted

when he gains a few more lbs around 4 lbs now i think he will be eligible to be transplanted
that should happen in the next year most likely
when he meets that magic weight he will get it unless he is doing well
if he is stable growing good eating well they will wait until there are downward changes

remember kidneys donated from
a cadaver donor only last 10-15 years
a live donor will last longer like 15-20 years

each year you can wait as long as the patient is doing well the longer it will be until the second transplant has to be done

this fall hudson will get his tubes put into his belly to ready him for home peritoneal dialysis which he will do until he gets his transplant

the longer you do peritoneal dialysis the greater chance of damage being done to the body
its a fine line deciding when to transplant

so for now
hudson is doing some traveling today
tomorrow he can do what he can and his family to advance the cause for better kidney care

i as a proud granddaddy couldnt be prouder of him and his family

go hudson go

the organicgreen doctor

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