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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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Thursday, January 5, 2012

mailbox war, ndd, pedometer


since we have lived at the country n we have had a continuous
mailbox war
i know its payment for the war we fought against mailboxes when
i was younger
i know that it is payback time for all the damage that was done to
those mailboxes
now i am the recepient of those attacks

the last one i replaced before this one was not really part of the war
an old guy hauling a trailor with a big ole bull in it missed the curve
and hit my mailbox
it looked worse than when we put that m80 in the one when we
were growing up
it was a thick metal one and parts were scattered everywhere
poor old guy i went to check on him and he was on ok
he was on aricept-heard that when the ems asked him his meds
wonder what stage he was at
wonder if he should have been driving
of course i take aricept and i drive

so the highway department replaced the post for some reason and told
me i couldnt put the big old lockable one up again
say what
so i put up a standard cheap one
figured if i was going to have to replace them frequently i would just buy
a cheap old plastic one
the highway department even put it up for me

numerous times recently ive found it left open
in the past people have been seen getting stuff out of our mailbox
so i was afraid they were after our mail again so

i went and bought be a metal lockable mailbox and just replaced
it myself
if they wont to steal mail now they will have to do a lot of work to
get it out

i know this is all payback for past sins
i can accept this

john dromgoole from the naturalgardener does a weekend
gardening show on klbj 590
the other day he used a new word he coined called ndd
nature deficit disorder
a new disorder that kids and some adults have now that so may
live in town and dont get a chance to observe and appreciate

here at the country n we live on ten acres surrounding by acres of
ranch land
there are no visible houses from our property
there is a clear view down to the tree line at the river

when kids come over i think at first they are overwhelmed by
all of this
at first a lot of them will stay inside or close to their parents or
with the tv or computer or whatever electronic device they
brought with them

once though when they go outside you can watch them start
wandering around
kicking a rock
picking up a stick and throwing it
then they will climb up on our old cedar stump
then they wander down and watch the chickens
they are mesmerized by chickens
then if our neighbor has his horses out they wander over
to the fence to pet them
before they leave they have checked out the full ten acres

if we wander down to the river then they are really hooked
they all wade in the water, throw rocks, skip rocks and
sticks in the water and just stand and watch
the water flowing over the rocks with its frogs and minnows
swimming about
i usually end up with new specimens for my small ponds

they never want to leave the river

when the parents get ready to leave the country n they dont want
to leave
they ask can we come back

there is a treatment
come here to the country n and we will provide treatment

got my $4 walmart pedometer
walked 4 miles on a hike along the lake
then walked another 1.5 miles the rest of the day doing things
here at the country n
ok so i was working on that mailbox and kept having to go back
to the barn to get tools and bolts and then clean up the mess i made
out front
no wonder my hdl cholesterol the good one has gone so high now
it use to be in the 20s and now is in the 50s

one way i trick myself into doing exercise is to put things in the wrong
place so i have to do a lot of extra walking to get things eg my garden
tools arent near my garden but are an acre away

now i have actual proof all this dysplanning is working

get your pedometer today and put on some mileage
youll lower your bp, your cholesterol, your weight and control
your diabetes better and
youll feel better
it will also treat your ndd if you have it

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. My kids disappear when we go to my moms. She has 20 acres, the same land I grew up on exploring, hiking and falling in love with peace and quiet. Now she's got it on the market, she's ready to down-size. My heart is breaking that my kids won't have their fort in the trees anymore. I guess this means we'll have to find new places to explore. Kids need natural places to disappear, it does a body good. :)