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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, May 25, 2011

backs of the poor, storms/rain, bb

here they go again
the state legislatures are balancing the budget on the backs
of the poor again

its just mean spirited
pay now or pay later

the plan is to cut 2/3 of the budget from the federally funded
family planning services in the state of texas
apparently this is an attempt to prevent government money from
being used for abortions

they also have cut these programs by a similar amount already
before this big cut

in my career of 30 years as a family physician in two states those
patients of mine who got abortions were very few
none of them got their abortions at federally funded clinics but
at private clinics

however hundreds of my patients received contraceptive care,
disease screenings, and prenatal care at these health clinics
many more rely on them now than in the past because of the
loss of jobs and insurance

pay now or pay later
there will be an upsurge in unplanned and  unwanted pregnancies
in our state
we already are one of the leaders in teenage pregnancies in the
united states
this lack of funding willl probably make us number one now
we strive to be number one in football now we are working to
be number one in this unwanted statistic

shame shame
on the backs of the poor

they are also cutting funding for family practice programs in the
state which will result in several family practice programs to
close down
this is in a time when there is a shortage of family doctors as more
of the doctors like me are leaving the field and fewer students
are going into family mediciine
where did we get these guys making these decisions

whoa that storm sure got me out of a deep sleep
where did it come through
at least my wife she did not get up and hug the shower wall
like she did this weekend
thought i was going to have to do it though

we are in the middle of the worst drought in this area since the
early 1900s
however we have gotten 6.5 inches now in the last 2 weeks
thats 20% of the yearly rainfall we usually get a year

although this is appreciated we will need a lot more to get out
of this drought

yesterday i was planting something in my yard
as i dug down through my 3 inches of mulch to the soil
i found dry dirt
this was after all of the rain we have had
all that rain was soaked up by the mulch and very little
seemed to have gotten into the deep soil

we want more please just dont do it so noisily and so
fast so the ground can absorb it
and please without all that hail

ok its the heats year
ok its lebrons year and playoff
ok its dirks year also
wish they would hurry up and get to the final so
we can watch those two perform against each other
they also need to get this over with before our wedding
journey is completed

the organicgreen doctor

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