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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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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

Sunday, February 13, 2011

ink printer defeated, cavs win, horns win

one of the biggest ripoffs in the computer industry is
ink printer cartridges
dang they cost more than some of the printers do

have paid for the cartridges now for several years but
decided it was time to defeat the ink printer ripoffs

went to the store and got an ink printer refill kit
had syringes, tapes, white cleaning solution, and
instructions on how to do it

am a man so dont read instructions you know
just looked at the pictures

took a cartridge, drilled a hole in it, put the needle
on the syringe and oh .........
ink went everywhere
sure am glad countertop was black
managed to get that off there fast
then go it all in the sink
more i washed more it grew
knew this was going to be real bad
thought to myself maybe the price you pay for the brand
ripoff cartridges is worth it

so took a deep breath, got out cleaning materials and removed
all the ink from the floor, counter top, dishes, sink, faucet handles,
wall, but when looked down at my hands 9 of 10 fingers were
black and even 2 weeks later are still black
even the nail borders are black (maybe will grow the fifth nail
long now)

so took a break for a while then tried again
this time i got it in there with out a problem
got the drilled hole sealed and none leaked

i was proud of myself-me 1 cartiridge 0
popped it into my printer and nothing
did all the tricks listed in the directions i read this time
still nice white pages showed up when pushed control-p

so gave up

then a few days later when i got tired of not having a printer and
thought more about sending a well know computer company
$70 for some cartiridges i decided to try again

i read the directions well first (against my nature) reviewed the
directions and diagram specifically for my printer cartridge
took the syringe (thought im a doctor and i know how to draw
blood, drain things from the body, and know now to insert needles
in arteries so should be able to do this) to fill them up

so did two of them this time
followed all the directions
only got slight amount on the counter (same black one)
only got 3 black fingers and nails this time

took the cartridge, popped it in place, found a 10 page print job,
hit control-p and waited
page 1 small streak
page 2 more streaks
page 3 even more streaks
page 4 half a page of unreadable stuff
thought was defeated again

but then by the 10th page had a nice clear unsmugged copy

yes ink printer defeated

lebronless cavs set a record for the most losses in a row in the nba
before they defeated the clippers (sure it made clippers feels bad)

think i know now why lebron did not stay

whoa thought they were going to lose for awhile there
baylor was going to make good with my prediction they would
win one of their two games with texas
good game
horns need to lose one though to get help get ready for the
ncaa tournament

the organicgreen(with 3 black fingers) doctor


  1. Cheap printers equal expensive cartridges, just like razors... They give you the razo, just so you will buy the blades.

  2. That is funny but not.... Thank goodness you have black counter tops. Could have been even more expensive if you hadn't.

  3. love your printer ink story! i've wanted to try filling up my own cartridge because i don't like spending so much for ink either. if i do i'll wear plastic gloves before i get started. :)

  4. So was it worth it. Will you continue to refill your own ink cartridges or will you go back to bying the expensive ones. Just wondering if its worth trying. Thanks

  5. loved the ink story
    looks like you've got it down now, but just an FYI walgreens refills cartridges for pretty cheap
    guess it will depend on how good you get at refilling at home ; )

  6. wj
    its actually easy to do
    walgreens will even do it for you
    gloves would be good

  7. ms
    bought my last cartridge
    will do my own now
    just less messier

  8. lh
    its a man thang
    had to do it myself
    walgreens offered to do it for me

  9. Dr. Nash

    David and I will truely miss you. You have been so great to us for the past 17 1/2 years. Mom, David and I will keep you in our prayers. The last time I was at the clinic I saw nurse D. gave her a big hug. Mom has always told me things happen for a reason and I think you finding out early will be an educational and learning experience for all.

    David, Roz Monroe and mom, Wanda Waggoner

  10. rm
    thanks for the words
    good luck in the future
    same to david
    enjoyed caring for yall over the last
    18 years