Updated: November 28th, 2022,
The purpose of this page is to share my medical records, along with commentary, to provide some useful thoughts on how to improve health.
It is also part of my living autobiography, which consists of recordings of various types, constituting evidence, primary source documents of personal history, and history generally. Medical records would be part of a living autobiography and would authenticate the author. Additionally medical records are evidence of the corporeal life of the author, not that there is any other kind of life. This would include the data about the author’s body. Things like fingerprints and blood lab results have been included. In conjunction with the Personal Form, bodyweight data and behaviors have also been collected for a period, and can be found here Personal-form.
The other living autobiography pages can be found here:
The site is not only to function as a living autobiography, or a way of sharing open information about myself on identity and health: it is also for my own utility, ultimately. I use this site regularly for my own interests. It is also an autobiographical feedback loop as I live. Like everyone else, I’m on my own journey to understand and improve my own health, and I cannot pretend to be knowledgeable enough to understand every detail of my medical records as presented here. I can use my own living autobiography to better understand myself, and improve what I will later record, in my living autobiography.
Nevertheless, I think it is helpful to include reasons why my results are the way they are, how I could do better, and also to include lessons learned as I gain new information.
This page will be updated periodically as I receive new results, and when I am able to upload information from my complete medical records.
The goal is to be open and transparent, as far as that is possible. Things I don’t think would be valuable or reasonable to include may be omitted, although it is my desire to include everything I can.
Something that is omitted now, might be revealed later. By later, I don’t mean posthumously either! Although, of course, I don’t know when death might happen, so I might not be able to include everything.
Author: Mattanaw, Christopher Matthew Cavanaugh
Former Chief Architect, Adobe Systems
Current President/Advisor, Social Architects and Economists International.
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These fingerprints went along with an application for the purchase of a silencer for a .22 handgun, in the State of Alaska.
One might wonder why I would be willing to share my fingerprints, like my retinas below. After working
for the federal government, and getting a security clearance after providing background information, there was an OPM security breach. I was informed that both myself and my now ex-wife were part of the breach and that any information provided was stolen. After this, and after having worked in technology related to digital evidence (as Chief Architect), and security, I realized that much that we consider important for protection in security involves illusions.
Below are photos from my optometrist showing my retinas.
The following is my birth certificate.
Monday, July 4th, 2022,
Below are my Myers-Briggs test results from 2006.
These results indicate that I am supposedly of the INTP type.
There has been some interest in the Psychology community as to whether the Myers Briggs is a valid test or not, and whether the results and scores carry the meanings that people suppose they do.
I think they do not, but that does not mean there isn’t any use at all for the test. However, it might be an example of a fiction that people have trouble containing as such. In other words, once allowed, even if it is known to be false, people will pretend it’s true, or there will be some set of people that will be uninformed as to its falsity.
I have an aritcle in preparation to explain how we might better achieve a typology of personality, but am not yet ready to share. In the meantime, here are my results.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2022
My passport after my name change from Christopher Matthew Cavanaugh to Mattanaw.
I retained my entire full name as my middle name to be sure I can easily make use of both during transition.
I really dislike the photo with the long hair, and I don’t even have the long hair any longer.
But it was a fun moment, to have an ID with long hair for the very first time.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2022
Below are some forms of identification I’ve had and have used.
Two driver’s licenses, my school ID cards from the University of Maryland, College Park, and Montgomery College. My Highschool ID from Sherwood High in 11th grade, and
my Social Security Card.
Sunday, December 27th, 2020,
Below is my recent third class medical certificate, obtained from a doctor allowed to perform FAA medical exams, in the state of Hawaii.
My last third class medical certification expired several years ago, and now that I’m wanting to continue flight, I was required to get a new certificate to ensure that I’m healthy enough to fly the type of aircraft I’ve been accustomed to in flight training. This is not required if you fly a sport plane only, or an ultralight– so for people who believe they cannot pass this medical exam, there are still avenues for pursuing flight in a way that is still very free and satisfying.
During this exam it was found that I have 20/20 vision and am generally in good health, and can fly without any corrective lenses.
Interestingly, though, I do have the urge to wear glasses and corrective lenses, even if I’m able to read 20/20, because it does not appear that 20/20 is what anyone could consider “perfect vision”. It is not perfect vision, if one is able to discern that one could see better, and more comfortably, with aids, rather than no aid at all. 20/20 vision is merely an agreed upon standard for what the minimal acceptable vision is for pusuing certain activities. Some call this perfect vision, and that is certainly not the case. My vision has been in the 20/15 or lower range with lenses.
With this medical certification I do not require any confirmation about my fitness to fly for 5 years, since I obtained it before my 40th birthday. If I were to obtain this on or after my 40th birthday, I would need to be tested more frequently, ever two years if I’m not mistaken.
There are more stringent medical exams for those who will operate airlines and so on, and this is where the second and first class exams become required, and potentially others as well (this I do not know).
Not only will I be posting results for physiological examinations, I will be posting psychological tests as well, like this copy of the Strong Interest Inventory, and the Myers Briggs, and others I might take in the nearish future.
I think that the Strong Interest Inventory has something to it. I ended up becoming a consultant; a technologist. However, I’m a natural attorney as well. And this very early strong interest inventory suggests that I had quite a lot in common with lawyers. I think I would score differently today. However, I’m in a lawsuit, and I can tell from my experience that I would really like being a lawyer, even today, after I’ve changed so much.
Mattanaw’s Strong Interest Inventory. 14 Pages. PDF
This document has three pages, and scans are shown below. PDF
Areas I’m most interested in, are
This document has two pages, and scans are shown below. PDF
Notice that the results of this test are roughly consistent with the previous test, except with a slightly higher white blood cell count. At this time I was consuming cheese for a period of time, so this could be the reason why it is slightly higher than the most recent blood test.
My ketone level was high as well, and this is consistent with a previous blood test I took around 2009, when I cycled to my doctor visit. It appears the cause of this is dehydration at the time of the test. I will attempt to confirm this by being dehydrated during my next visit.
The following are scans from my Pilot’s Logbook. This logbook was filled out on the honor system by the flight instructors I had over the years. I’m an endorsed solo pilot with 104 hours of flight on small fixed-wing aircraft, in the Cessna 172. The cost to arrive at this logbook was over twenty thousand USD. A benefit of being open with such information is that it makes it available to myself. Not having to carry my logbook along with me, I can use these scans to procure additional training anywhere where flight training is offered. It also allows me to prove my experience.
Since on the honor system, there is a risk that is also exhibited by this logbook. It’s that it is possible to fake entries in order to save funds. In the discipline of accounting, one is trained with the concept of a fraud triangle, to understand how people who we would think are otherwise honest would do tings like commit financial fraud. The way that pilots have their training log creates a situation which would cause us to think that risk of fraud has been created under this fraud triangle. It would be relatively easy to fake the logs, very large sums of money would be saved, and there would be numerous opportunities to do so without detection.
I am a semi-retired social architect and consultant, with professional/academic experience in the fields of computer science, psychology, philosophy, and more recently, economics.
Articles on this site are eclectic, and draw from content prepared between 1980 and 2022. Topics include ethics, art, fitness, finances, health, psychology, and vegetarianism. The common theme connecting all articles is moral philosophy, even if that is not immediately apparent. Any of my articles that touch on "the good and virtuous life" will be published here. These articles interrelate with my upcoming theory of ethics, two decades in preparation.
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