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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

Monday, October 16, 2017

rise up

now the rendition of this song that i like
the best
is the one by alicia keys once sung on the voice
it sings in my head frequently
as i walk or hike or garden or drive around

this weekend on the news i saw another rendition
no they werent as good musically as alicia keys
they probably gave me more chills and tears
than her rendition did
i think that young man in the video that sings
the lead part
he should be on the voice

here are the lyrics

You're broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry go round
And you can't find the fighter
But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains
And I'll rise up
I'll rise like the day
I'll rise up
I'll rise unafraid
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousand times again
And I'll rise up
High like the waves
I'll rise up
In spite of the ache
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousands times again
For you
For you
For you
For you
When the silence isn't quiet
And it feels like it's getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we'll take the world to its feet
And move mountains
We'll take it to its feet
And move mountains
And I'll rise up
I'll rise like the day
I'll rise up
I'll rise unafraid
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousand times again
For you
For you
For you
For you
All we need, all we need is hope
And for that we have each other
And for that we have each other
We will rise
We will rise
We'll rise, oh oh
We'll rise
I'll rise up
Rise like the day
I'll rise up
In spite of the ache
I will rise a thousands times again
And we'll rise up
Rise like the waves
We'll rise up
In spite of the ache
We'll rise up
And we'll do it a thousands times again
For you oh oh oh oh oh
For you oh oh oh oh oh
For you oh oh oh oh oh
For you
now you can apply these lyrics to a lot of situations
these kids possibly have a different inspiration 
than say i would

i feel inspiration when i hear these kids sing
i felt it when i heard alica keys sing it that night
i put myself into the words
i feel inspiration after i hear it sung
as i feel the words somehow apply to my life

can you 

the organicgreen doctor

Friday, October 13, 2017

alzheimers news-it affects them

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ive heard it many a time
in doctor meetings
nurse conversations
facebook postings
family get togethers

those medicaid folks just need to
get a job
buy their own insurance

in the state of iowa
1 in 4 folks with alzheimers in that state end up
on medicaid
most were hardworking tax paying folks
its probably not different in other states

they may start out on a cash basis at the
long term care place
but when the money runs out
thats when medicaid kicks in
most of the patients social securityor pensions are
turned over to help pay the costs

there is some left over each month for the spouse
so she or he doesnt have to be too indigent

when the patient dies the government then looks back
takes over some of the patients assets

i personally dont have a problem with that
since medicaid paid for their care for weeks to
sometimes years

this happened in our family
since we have had family members in long term care
facilities for their later stages of alzheimers disease

interesting is that this system
doesnt care
what your politics is
what your race is
what your religion is
it sort of works for everyone

so if you are reading this
if you havent been affected by this financial delimma
its likely you will

so look closely
when you read and hear about those medicaid cuts
it will likely affect you eventually
the money may not be there for you or your loved ones care

think about how this will affect you
when you hear the rhetoric
dont let your politics get in the way

support us at our next walk
donate and or walk at your local walk

santa barbara walk to end alzheimers october 28th

the organicgreen doctor

Thursday, October 12, 2017

now i have the answer

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i always wanted to know the answer
to the question
what would a penny do if you threw it
off the empire state building in new york

once when we were visiting new york on
sort of
did my own experiment
i didnt chunk a penny off the top of the
empire state building

all i could see
was some guy down below
1200+feet down there
with this penny impaled into his skull
worse into his brain
my fingerprints all over it

i chose instead
since i am a avid gum chewer
of peppermint gum
i chewed it real good going up the elevator
so it got all the juice out of it
i took it out of my mouth
rolled into a nice round ball
looked around
when no one was looking
i pushed it over the edge
watched it float downward downwards to the street

i waited for the sirens
wonder if ill get arrested
i thought

what it if it falls into some ladys long coiffured hair
so it would act like a trampoline like the fireman
hold up to catch you when you jump off a building

well none of that happened
as i walked out of the building
i noticed this blue circular splat on the sidewalk
i was afraid to scrape it up though
i was thankful it didnt cause no damage

i always wondered
would a penny hurt if you dropped it
that 1200+ feet off the empire state building
would it gain speed
be like a big boulder
crunching whatever was landed upon

i now know the answer
i saw this video below
it well explains what happens
when you drop the penny off the empire state building

if you want to know
then click on the video
hint the answer is not what you think

i do feel better knowing that years ago
i didnt cause no harm
just made some little ole lady mad

the organicgreen doctor