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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

Monday, March 23, 2015

its my day

ITS MY DAY
yes today is my birthday
so my wife she and i have an agreement that
on your birthday you get to do what you what
and
you get a meal of whatever you want

my choice is a simple one
i like to stay at home here at the country n
work in my garden do landscaping nap
do the things i like to do

my birthday meal is usually a simple one
as long as it involves my wife shes cornbread

today i will celebrate my 65th birthday as i wish to
celebrate it
here at the country n
eating cornbread for supper

i cant think of a better birthday present than that

now 65 is one of those turning point birthdays
like
16 or 21 or 40 or 50
you get a different feeling with each one
some good some not so good
40 bothers some men and some women
50 is when you realize your life may have peaked out
and
its a downward movement after that
im not to sure about that

now today i cant get excited about getting medicare or
my social security
since it was forced on me 4 years ago
so that excitement wont be there today

so i dont really feel different today than i did yesterday
i dont feel 65
i can work all day
eg at the habitat builds all day doing manual
labor and keeping up with the young folks
i can work all day here at the country n mowing weed eating
cutting logs moving brush gardening without getting
tired or short winded
so physically i feel good
mentally i feel good and feel more sharp than i was 5 years ago

so
65 may be the old 50 is what i think
so i dont feel sad or bad that today is my 65th birthday
knowing the clock is ticking closer to the end
but i dont see that end in sight too soon
i have too much to do in that time left
keeping busy and satisfied each day
so
i know i will have a happy birthday today
no sadness here

two things i want are to see my new soon to be granddaughter
grow up
and
to see a cure for alzheimers
hopefully one that i will benefit from

now i share my birthdays with two people whom i always
send a happy birthday wish

one is a  niece
as a medical student i had a spring break in my school
i was so excited when my older sister went into labor
on my birthday
i was able to be there when she labored
but
it got to 1100pm then 1130 pm
then sometime after 1130pm approaching midnight
she delivered my niece
was i ever excited
cementing a special bond that still exists
happy birthday ab today

then
the other was a former patient of mine
born on my birthday
i cared for her from then until i moved away when she
was a teenager

i remember at the end of a busy day well past 500pm
in walked this mom crying carrying her 2 week old baby
who had fell from her car seat onto the floor
landing on her head
an xray showed a fractured skull
the baby spent the night in icu
the fracture eventually healed
the baby grew normally
now she has finished college and graduate school
a bond beyond sharing birthdays was always there
happy birthday today to am

i hope both of you have a good day today
as
well as all of you who read this
as
i know i will

the organicgreen doctor

3 comments:

  1. Jim and Judy RileyMarch 23, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Have a busy birthday, Dr. Nash.

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  2. Happy Birthday Doc! My 50th is coming up on April 6th! Should I be depressed? Enjoy your cornbread.

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    1. i want to wish you a happy birthday early. no dont be depressed its the start of a better life when you turn 50. plus you will get an aarp card. yes i thoroughly enjoyed my fresh cornbread on my birthday

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