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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 18, 2010

more on little larry, its hot here, flu shots

our first rooster was named don juan.    he had all the hens to himself   he was a lover
don was was pretty and was a big rooster twice the size of little larry    when little larry came along he was tolerated by don  
that was a mistake as over time little larry started to fight don   eventually they had a fight to the death    after that little larry became the top rooster and don got the left overs
don eventually submitted to the cycle of life and is no longer with us

its hot here   the temperature has been up to 103-105   to make it worse it is dry here also
we need the fall and we need rain

be sure to irrigate any new trees or shrubs    it can take 3 years to develop a good root system
will water all trees and shrubs that are less than 3 years old at least once a week during this weather

if you work outside or play sports outside be sure and stay well hydrated  
will see this happen to athletes    this year a local coach got overheated and dehydrated    
may require er or hospital treatment with iv fluids  

dont forget the pets   make sure they have plenty of water and shade
dont forget the elderly or shut ends    make sure they have good air conditioning
and or good fan systems    there is already in this area  an elderly couple
who shut off their air conditioner and died from the heat

the flu shots should be in your area starting next month and next    we usually start giving them in october
this year the flu shot should contain the swine or hini shot  
in my practice saw more cases last year of the flu than ever have since i have been in practice

the elderly, the young, the people with chronic diseases or some one who lives with some one who
is elderly, is young, or has chronic disease(diabetes, asthma, emphysema, heart disease, etc ) should receive the flu shot first    

the recommendation is everyone over 6 months of age should eventually get the flu shot

this is the 90th year since the ratification of the 19th amendment giving the right of women to vote
was going to make a joke but my wife she might make me pay for it if i do

the organicgreen doctor

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