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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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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

transition at work, c25k niece, why do they

sometimes at work is hard to transition from one patient to the next

recently spent time with a patient whose spouse was killed in accident
had to slow down and spend the time with the patient as the patient  needed
my full attention at that time
another time was the hour spent with the patient who had terminal breast
cancer and wanted to talk with me before she died

my schedule got way behind because of the extra time spent with them
it was the right thing to do and  benefited both  the patient and myself
but it sometimes is draining to do this

luckily for me do not have to deal with this every day

after spending the time with the patient can feel emotionally drained
but have to go on to the next patient who may be a simple earache or
sore shoulder
have to emotionally make that transition
it helps if the next patient is a new born or healthy child
it does make the day better and future look brighter

usually when get behind at work it is because of some patient who
needs me to stop and spend that time with them
usually do it even though the patients after them are inconvenienced by
having to wait
hopefully most will understand

want to give you that time in the office when you need it when something
in your life or your health has not gone well

thats the my couch to 5k niece she
my c25k niece she is on week 3 day 1 of her quest for the c25k race in late october
my c25k niece she took 4 days off and suffered when she did the day 1 week 3
keep it up
we all are rooting for her

why do they use cold water to rinse your mouth at the dentist
office instead of warm water

the organicgreen doctor

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