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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, December 8, 2010

black snake

at first did not know what the black snake was
heard an employee talking about her husband was
getting a black snake
wasnt sure why
it is cold and why would you have one in your house

then heard patient talking about the black snake

so asked them what is a black snake
was thinking maybe an indigo black snake like we
had when was in college
it was long and pretty
we use to take it to  schools for the kids to watch
it slither around in the grass
we also would let the kids hold the snake
to help them overcome their fear of snakes

i know my medical school friends wife is shaking
reading about the black snake
dont think she will ever overcome the fear of snakes

back to the black snake story-
so asked them whats a black snake
they said you know a colonoscopy

well today i have a consulatation with a doctor
to set up my meeting with the black snake
had one ten years ago so it is time to get another one
remember nothing of having the procedure done the
last time
they gave me some happy juice in the vein and the next
thing i knew my wife she was driving me on the way  home
dozed most of the afternoon
had my colon cleansing done though

remember the worse was drinking that old stuff that
tasted like castor oil
if you ever had to take that then you know what it tasted

remember my nurse she gave me a hint to buy the lemon-lime
flavor and then cut up a lime in eighths and squirt some in each
cup of that junk that i had to drink
that did cut the nasty taste a lot
thanks my nurse she

seriously, i do try to practice what i preach to my patients
even though i have to force myself to do it sometimes

colonoscopy every 10 years starting at 50 years old -done

more on this later

the organicgreen doctor

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