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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, January 5, 2011

miss youth, boomers-bucket list, hogs

one of the things i will miss from stopping practicing medicine
is i will have less exposure to youth

i saw a lot of teenagers and younger kids every day and i
always tried to interact with them and find out what they
were doing, what they were thinking and observed the way
they were dressed, and then those damn cell phones

(had got to where i accepted the cell phone use while i
was in the exam room       although i would usually just
cover up the cell phone with their chart while they were
texting or looking at it when i needed their full attention)

i realized that they were listening to most of what i was
(of course adults arent much better)

this exposure keeps up your tolerance to the way they
dress, act, or talk
remember in my day it was long hair, beads, peace
symbols, peace signs, beards, sloppy dress...,

umm things dont change do they

well the boomers are here now into retirement age
guess im one of them
many are doing a bucket list to do while they are healthy

well ive started my bucket list but probably for a different
if my disease progresses i  may not know that i did the things
on my bucket list

my wife she and i are planning trips over the next several
years to places we have not ever been
prime ones are the grand canyon and yellowstone and the
four presidents at mount rushmore
would hate to think i died and never saw any of these

our first trip will be to travel the highway one between
san francisco and santa barbara
we have relatives at both places and will incorporate visiting
them at both ends of the trip
i lived in california for several years and never went on a
highway one trip

will be first check off of the bucket list
will expand the list more over time

well knew that hogs would eat acorns but never thought
they couldnt handle buckeyes
was a good game
hogs had a good season
hats off to ohio state

longhorns beat the razorbacks 79-46
in basketball
dvred the game glad  i did not see the game
think i will erase it without watching it
am a longhorn and razorback fan
strange combo huh
a pure razorback fan would not understand it

mmm bad night for hogs on national tv

the organicgreen doctor


  1. So are you saying I should bring the boys out... to make sure you keep your tolerance built up of course! You know Diddle's bouncing non stop does nothing but build tolerance! He sure can make you smile though! :)

  2. with my new meds could probably keep up with the
    they (them boys) make the day more interesting

  3. I was for the Razorbacks in one sport and against them in another, all on the same night!!!
    Always loved how you took your time to talk to my kids about what was going on in their lives. Thanks for that!!

    Karen M

  4. anomymous-karen
    that aint right is it to be for both