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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

my story revisted 12

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i made a decision after i was diagnosed with mild cognitive impariment amnestic type due to alzheimers disease that i would be open and freely talk about my diagnosis and how it affects my life and my familys lives
if you dont believe me just ask me about alzheimers disease and ill tell you more than you want to know
you know like if you ask an old guy about something he just goes on and on and wont stop
well thats me

i have three perspectives of alzheimers that are mentioned in this blog 8 years ago

now we had seen this disease up close and personal with them and my mother
we knew what we were up against

i also got permission from my younger brothers family to freely talk about his disease and got permission from my older brother to freely write about his workup and diagnosis
they both said sort of the same thing
if it helps someone else please do it

in my case i knew a lot more than some since i was a physician who had treated a few patients with alzheimers and had the knowledge to read and understand articles and research on the disease
you as ive learned can read about things and think you know about it and when it hits you its not quite like you thought
my wife she and i will learn
as my wife says in the video that was done by the university of texas alzheimers center we take one day at a time
we are preparing


i wanted to tell my story because it is therapeutic for me and for my wife she
at the same time as you follow my story you will be educated on alzheimers disease such that you will know more about the disease than most people do and more than most doctors know and more than i knew 2 months ago
hopefully you will know what evaluations need to be done if you or a family member should show signs of the disease

i have been on three sides of the alzheimers picture as a doctor treating patients now as a patient being treated which i dont like being a patient very much
as a family member dealing with a mother and close relative with the disease 
so i have seen all sides of the story of alzheimers disease

i hope not to make the mistakes with my wife she and i that were made along the way dealing with the disease previously

this disease will partially overwhelm the medical system in the near future as more and more baby boomers age

the organicgreen doctor

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