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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

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

vacate not work

i read this review of a blog written by rebecca thorman in
her blog called kontrary
it came across on some news feed i was looking at

when i was on vacation in nicaragua i for some reason
had printed it out and was sitting on the patio overlooking
the ocean in the early morning
it made me think of vacations past and
about many of those of you who went on vacations this year

our cell phones did not work there
we did not watch tv for a week even though the olympics was
going on full blast
the internet connection could be variable
i found i got the best and fastest connection at 4-6 am

of course i dont have to worry about work now since im retired
only whether it rains, the garden, the rainwater system, our next
trip to cross off our bucket list, planning our walk to end alzheimers
events, our habitat for humanity projects and my meals on wheels
folks i deliver meals to once a week

all thats all low keyed and can always wait another week or another
day to do

so yes i enjoyed my vacation
i didnt do what a lot of yall did when on vacation

you might have fought a slow internet connection like i had
to get your work done each day
bet your family got mad at you for slowing them down
come on dad lets go
i got to get this report out to work
its a vacation turn all that stuff off

if you are the boss at work and your sending work from your
vacation what a bad precedent to set for the employees
youve had those bosses right who tell you what to do when
they are suppose to be somewhere to relax

sometimes all that working on vacation isnt worth it in the long run
you need time to unwind and get separated from work and relax
it took me several years of practice to figure that one out
when i did i enjoyed my family and my life better

sometimes you get fresh ideas and can feel inspiration when vacationing
know thats happened to me a lot
you get all that day to day clutter from your mind
it just clogs up your creative side

then when you are laying on your death bed bet you wont wish you had
done all that work on vacation
bet you wished you had just enjoyed the moment and spent more
time with your family

this can also apply to your weekly life
have that time to yourself when you can reflect on your life
and whats happening around you
it will make you a better worker and a better person

the organicgreen doctor

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