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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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

my last one

since i retired i have tried to practice what i preached on preventative medicine
doing yearly flu shots
doing all the preventative shots ones needs for my age like the pneumococcal shot and shingles shot
and the tdap for tetanus diptheria and pertussis ie whooping cough
i have my eyes examined each year actually more than that since i have chronic iritis and have to have them checked at least every 6 months
i have been screened frequently during the year as part of the research studies i am in for depression and for the status of my memory
i have had my prostate checked and the psa done although medicine cant seem to decide if that even needs to be done
i have my cholesterol monitored and take treatment for this to keep my levels normal
an aside a recent study showed that lowering cholesterol has decreased heart disease in our population and as a side benefit it appears to be helpful in slowing down the incidence of dementia
i monitor my blood pressure and keep it under control with medicine
although since ive lost weight recently i have had to cut the dose in half
i eat a mind diet with now almost totally vegetarian content
switching to this diet totally has made me lose several pounds
i have been screened for aneurysm
i get regular skin checks since i had my nose job done removing a basal cell cancer twice
i have my vitamin d3 checked occasionally since its low
i have my vitamin b12 level checked since i dont absorb b12 well anymore
i have dental visits regularly

i always said i didnt want to die from something i could prevent

the big elephant in the room
the snake test
the hose job
the awful prep for the exam test
the one thats left as its been almost 10 years is the

this will be my third one
the nurse i worked with before i retired gave me good advice
use lots of vaseline
drink lots of fluids
follow the prep correctly
use lemon lime and put lime in the stuff you have to drink to cut out that awful taste
thats what i did the last two times and things went well
this time
i plan to do the same

i think though this time i will do a preexam weight and a post exam weight to see how much i will lose in those two days

i have decided
this will be the last one
im done
i have done my duty followed the rules on preventative care
my last prep
my last snake job
im done

the organicgreen doctor

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