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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
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Monday, May 22, 2017

aint doing that again


thats what i told my wife she
were done
never ever again

as we readied for our moving sale
we looked at the hundreds of things in the house
in the garage
on the driveway

we both looked at each other
how in the world did we collect all this stuff

now last time we moved here 15 years ago
we moved from austin to the country n
slowly over 3 months
since we sort of lived at both places for awhile

we didnt feel like we had as much junk
i guess cause my wife she put it all in our big room
in our barn
which i cleaned out 2 years ago
thank goodness
of about 4-5 truckloads of junk
some trashed some recycled some wrnt to charities

im not sure we would have made it if we hadnt done that
2 years ago

i researched moving sales
how to price stuff
i did get er done pricing to move the stuff
my wife she she hemmed and hawed coming up with prices
i mostly priced the stuff
i knew that unsold stuff would have to be moved
by that person i saw in the mirror each morning

one lady was upset that i sold an antique piece of furniture
so cheap
i think if she would have wanted to buy it
she should have gotten here earlier
so i did a special price for that person
even knowing after research what it was probably worth

our view was that some of this stuff we have enjoyed
having in our home looking at it every day
each piece has a story
we told it to folks if they wanted to hear it

if it gave folks pleasure owning the item
it was worth it to us

the only hiccup we had all day
well thats an understatement for sure
it almost ruined the whole weekend
our lives
our friends lives

a friend came to say bye
they also wanted something to buy of ours
as i was showing him the barn
he got stung by a yellowjacket
20 minutes later he had a severe anaphylactic reaction
to the sting
lucky for him there was a doctor and his former nurse there
as a doctor you are use to having everything you need
to treat an emergency right at your fingertips
at the country n
we had none of those things
we managed to get a ton of benadryl down him
before he crashed to the floor
we all thought he was gone
he had gotten enough benadryl in his system that it started working
to counteract the severe reaction
one that i have not seen often
even in the office or the emergency room
those folks who react like this never make to the er

within the hour of crashing
he was sitting up

one lucky guy

the next day he felt fine
he was out working outside in the morning

i knew though
if he had been by himself
he wouldnt have been here today

a lesson to those of you who have a history of reactions
to bee or wasp or yellowjacket or other stings
make sure you have in your pocket on your person
what you need to counteract a reaction like this

after that
we were toast
we were done

as we sat in our hot tub later
with a margarita in our hand
no we had at least two apiece

we looked at our two full cars
our almost empty house
realized that we had selected those thinks we owned
that were important in our lives

after that todays event
we realize life is too short not to enjoy each day
realize that possessions
really are transient
dont mean a thing
when you get right down to it

thank you to our friend
for responding to the meds
our lives would not ever have been the same
two familys lives would have been ruined forever

it makes for a lot of soul searching
for sure

the organicgreen doctor

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