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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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

forever friends

we had a  busy weekend but a good one
we got to spend it with forever friends

whats a forever friend
if you dont have any of those i feel sorry for you

those are friends that you can hook up with and
take right back up where you were
those special friends that you connect with in a special way
sometimes even if you dont agree on everything outside
your friendship like politics religion sports etc

this weekend we got to spend time with an old med school
friend whom we have stayed in contact with since then
we lived close to each other and weve lived away from
each other
the friendship has survived the distance and the stand of time

fate brought us together when we were randomly assigned
a topic together to give a talk on in a class
gout it was if i remember correctly

their family and their kids feel like ours
their ups and downs are felt by us like they were a brother
or a sister

a nice friday was spent with them and their siblings in a rural
hill country home
we picked up where we left off last time
and had a good weekend night together

the other forever friend was my friend gregs wife
my friend greg i wrote about before in a blog
a family doctor i met through the above forever friends friend
friend in medical school

after gregs death we have been able to maintain contact with
her and have been able to meet several times since

again we take up where we left off
thats what you do with forever friends

we did the walk to end alzheimers in austin together
ate at some good austin and central texas restaurants
did a lot of visiting and reminiscing

even had the first fire of the year at the country n
a special event every year
if you have a fireplace or wood stove you know what
im talking about

the smell of the wood burning
outside the smell of the smoke coming from the chimney
the flickering of the fire
the relaxation of sitting in the early morning darkness
just watching the flames
with that first cup of coffee
thinking about it all
we got to share it this year

friends forever
alzheimers disease
whats in the past and whats in the future
this weekend it was mostly friends forever

the organicgreen doctor

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