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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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Thursday, March 24, 2011

thanks, more san fran

thanks for the birthday wishes yesterday
yes im 23 or is that 32

share the birthday with two people
one is a former patient now 21 years old and a college student

she is well remembered because at 2 weeks of age she fell
out of her car carrier seat onto the floor
she was brought to my clinic after we were through
seeing patients and were about to leave for the day

in walks this crying bawling mom with is a 2 week old little
girl with a bruise on the side of her head where she had
hit the floor
we took her up to the er and did a xray of her skull
she had sustained a linear skull fracture across the whole side
her skull from front to back
she spent the night in ped icu without any complications
she has done well since and has not had any residual
problems with the injury
have always kept in touch with her and her family
do wish her  a happy birthday every year
things could have been different

the other person i celebrate my birthday with is my niece she
the daughter of my older sister she
when i was in medical school my sister she  and her husband he
were attempting to adopt a child
they had gone through the lengthy fertility evaluation with no luck

during the adoption process my older sister she discovered she
was pregnant and that the due date was near my birthday
i was excited to have a niece born on my birthday
luckily about the time she was due i was on a break from
medical school

well she went into labor on my birthday
was i excited
the labor lasted all day into the evening
it went to 1000 pm then 1100 pm
i was going to be disappointed
come on sis pick it up
then it was 1130 pm and there was no baby
then before midnight all the effort and pushing
produced this cute black haired baby who i
forever will have a birthday bond
thanks sis
happy birthday my niece she

while in san francisco we went to eat at a mexican restaurant
that was vegan and who made everything from scratch
most of the food was grown in their own organic garden
some one in our group wanted to know where the meat was
oops forget to tell this person veggies only
it was hard to enjoy the food since am use to my wife shes
mexican food and to chuys mexican food

we also went to a  organic creamery called bi rite creamery
its totally organic and uses no additives and uses local sources
for its ingredients
i had vanilla-no experimenting for me
my wife she had vanilla with olive oil and sea salt
sounds not good but sure was
my son he was skeptical after the vegan mexican restaurant
but i noticed he ate all of his and then he drank and licked the
knew it was a good place when we had to stand in line
definitely would go back more than once

we also walked down from the apartment in cat hollow to a
farmers market to buy ingredients for our evening meal
my wife she made her style of mexican food which my son he and
i enjoyed more
thanks mom

next the steinbeck museum

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Am sooo glad you are posting from the road. Am enjoying this trip w/you all very much. Happy birthday to BOTH you and JoAnn! Hugs from FarquesinLR

  2. Glad to hear you and the wife having a great time in SanFran. It truly is a beautiful city. I was born there. Well actually in Marin County. My bio-mom lives there as well.

    Also glad to hear you had a great b-day! It's always nice to spend it with family! Best wishes to you always!

    The Bells

    Madi has had a rough recovery with her tonsillectomy. Got pneumonia and ended up in the hospital for a few days. Back home now and is finally eating and drinking.

  3. gs
    the books were helpful
    could have spent days on hwy one

  4. kd
    calif is a beatiful state
    still love living here though
    that madi