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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, October 18, 2010

medical school story, komenarkansas race, football

have a lot of medical school stories
some funny some sad and some cant tell

junior year of medical school did years rotation with the
same 15 people
eg when we did our surgery rotaton(was designed so
that medical students would hate surgery and never go into surgery)
we were split 3 ways with about 5 at each location or
when we did pediatric rotation some did nursery and
some did pediatric wards

one of the people we rotated with was a female-wont mention
her name to protect the innocent- we would always pull tricks
on her
she was one of the smartest in the group-you know
doesnt study much but gets all a's

she would always carry a romance book with her and
would read it during her spare time-i did not have any
spare time but she always did
she was even known to read it during rounds with the attending
when he wasnt looking
but she could always answered his questions correctly
even though she had just finished reading her book
she still got a"s

one of my best friends rotated with us
hes a true blooded texan-bred and born there
am only a partial texan

so lets call her briane did not like to stay up all night on call
during our obstetric rotatiion we would have to stay up all
night watching our patients labor monitors
if they delivered we did the delivery(scary to think about that now)
my friend he and i would do her monitoring for her while she
slept and she would do some of our scut work we had to do
later during the day

one night when she was sleeping (we would sleep on an
extra guerny in the the sleep room)(funny name for that room
as no one usually got any sleep in there except for briane)
my friend and i snuck in one night  and rolled her into the hallway
then took off screaming down the hall like she was
about to deliver
briane sat up and started to scream
sounded like she was in the final stages of labor needing to
when she woke up good she was so mad at us

she would pay us back later

my nephews wife she  my sisterinlaw she and my niece she
walked in the komenarkansas race this weekend
the small church where they live in rural arkansas raised
over $8000 for the komen race for cure
(thats over 50 free mammograms for needy women)
pretty good huh for that small church

they had over 45000 people walking/runnig in that race
people of all ages were there
breast cancer survivors were there
friends and family members of breast cancer victims were there
people in wheel chairs were there

was described as just 'awesome' by people  who were there

now if we could just use this unity shown for this cause
which transcends race, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion or
politics to fix our problems here in the united states
wouldnt all things be better in our lives

those boys did not do it yesterday
maybe romo needs to start texting more
but not bad texting

the organicgreen doctor

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