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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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Friday, September 24, 2021

alzheimers news-are they using crisis standards on alzheimers patients


an enquiring mind might ask
what is crisis standards
well do you remember the hoopla by those opposed to the obamacare or affordable health care
one of the hooplas was
death panels

these panels will decide to not provide treatment to folks who are less likely to live much longer
you know
like demented alzheimers patients

here we are over 10+ years later
we now have death panels
now they are called initiation of crisis standards

the first state that may enact them is idaho
why is this happening

well many of the same group that opposed the affordable health care or obamacare are the ones that have gotten us to the point in the covid war where those in medicine have to become death panelists in the emergency room and icus and probably the ambulances and fire departments
who gets treatment and who dont
who lives who dies

these groups of folks are antivaxxers antimaskeres antimitigationers 
all those things that have made it safer in some states that dont listen to all that bs

now it not only affects those with covid 
remember almost all those folks clogging up our medical system made a decision to not get vaxxed against covid got it and now are suffering because of it
might i add their families
making all of those other patients without covid suffer too
so now
things like heart attacks strokes appendicitis head injuries etc may not find a bed available when its needed 

what does this have to do with alzheimers
you know when it comes time to make a decision on that crisis standard protocol or death panel
you can bet when they see the diagnosis of alzheimers on the chart
that person
will be put at the back of the line or worse the front of the line for the body bag freezer that now sits outside of the hospital in many states

when i seek medical care now
as the nurses are checking me in 
when they get to my diagnosis
they say 
with a question on their face
alzheimers disease
they say 

i can see a change in their approach to me

now this is me
no one would expect i have this diagnosis
right now i am doing good with really no symptoms
i feel like i am in as good health as i have been in a long time
when i work in the garden i can keep up with folks a lot younger than i am 
if things got bad around here like it is in texas or florida or idaho etc
if i were to have a stroke or accident
when they see my diagnosis mild cognitive impairment due to alzheimers disease
will that make them pause
look at each other
and say
lets death panel him or lets crisis standard him since that doesnt sound as harsh

you say 
thats not going to happen

trust me on this one
it will happen
for many of you its happening now in your area you just dont know about it

i chose to not do a no cpr form yet just because i dont want to get death paneled before my time

if i am deeper into the throes of alzheimers disease
hopefully several years from now
i would say to those death panelists

you may put me first on the list

not right now

for awhile i chose to keep the word alzheimers disease off my charts
because i knew it affected the approach the medical system would take in caring for me
i decided to be open to everyone and to the medical system about my diagnosis
i freely talk about it to anyone medical or nonmedical about alzhiemers disease

many of my medial providers talk to me about my diagnosis and how alzheimers has affected them in their families
many ask me about research and treatments 
even the last neurologist i saw asked me a lot of questions about aduhelm and about my receiving those monthly infusions since they arent doing it for their patients yet

im not ready yet to be death paneled

the organicgreen doctor

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