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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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Monday, May 23, 2011

road trip the storm the rapture dirt house garden, bb

my white on white relative and i took a road trip to
southern arkansas to visit siblings
we started in the southern part of the ouachita mountains
(yes thats spelled right its ou nor qu)
and worked our way across the state visiting our 5 siblings
that live there and ended up in eastern southern arkansas
near the delta

this is pretty country
with all the greenery trees contrasted to the drier less
treey(made that word up) central texas where we live

we got to listen to cicadas and their continuous sounds that
sound like a sawmill running 24/7
was glad my sisters house is well insulated
this is all part of the life cycle (supposedly they come out every
13 years in mass quantities) but if the sound bothers you then
it will be a long 2 months

we also visited a family that is thinking of building an earth house
(wish i could do that)
if oriented correctly and built correctly there is very little expense
for heating and cooling as it maintains a constant temperature all
year round
add solar power and rain water then life is good
wish them luck in their endeavors
wish it was my she and i that was doing that
(dont think in central texas where we live you could dig a hole
in a hill that deep)

we also visited two relatives that are in the caretaker role
if you have a relative or friend in a caretaker role please think
of them often and give them some relief
remember your time may come also

we also have a relative with alzheimers that seems stable right
now but it is hard to visit as we know and remember how he
was before this all struck him
what a terrible disease it is
remember if you are reading this you will be affected by this disease
in some way
1 of 6 of you will get the disease
(my alzheimers entry of the day)
help them out if you can

most of my sibings are or were school teachers or married to
the job security issues with the schools and colleges and state
budgets all seem to be universal everywhere right now
its the economy stupid and  education is part of the answer to the
economy-dont destroy our educational system please
hope those state legislatures understand that but doubt that
they do

overall we had a good road trip
my white on white relative and i solved a lot of problems of
the world as we traveled across east texas and southern arkansas
now if the politicians would just listen to us then the problems would
all be solved

while we were gone we missed the storm that came through
we got probably 3 inches of rain which was much needed
my garden grew like crazy with the rain while i was gone
my maters are now 6 feet tall and just producing like crazy
just need all those green ones to turn red
my wife she is bad about breaking the rule of not picking
the first green tomatoes before they turn red

while in the hills of arkansas got a text from someone in texas
are you alright
yes why
all those storm you are getting
no im in arkansas
is your wife she ok
texted her
she was attached to the wall near our solid brick shower
(thats her storm cellar) as the storms possibly two tornadoes
split and went just north and south of where we live
apparently the wind rain and hail was extremely undnervng
as the storms went by
when my white on white relative and i got home we found
claw marks on the wall going to the storm cellar shower

our dog a mixed breed dog predicts storms hours before they
apparently he found his spot between the hot tub and a water
tank on our front porch earlier in the day and refused to move
my wife she  knew it was going to be a bad one as the dog
always predicts them right

i know one day as he gets older he is going to die of a heart
attack when those storms come through

the rapture did not happen on saturday but i think my wife she
and our storm dog he sure thought it was happening that night
they survived ok

heat won
chris bosh came through
they need to speed all this up some

the organicgreen doctor


  1. We wondered about you'll during the storm. It split just before reaching G-town. No rain from it.
    Jim and Judy

  2. Hey Doc, I know of two of those underground houses, one is 1/2 block from my sister's (2 miles north of Hwy 29 and 2 miles east of Hwy 183) and the other is about 5 miles SW of our house. I've been in the one near my sisters and it's really cool. Wish we had gotten some of that rain, it all stayed west of I 35. Glad all's well at the home front.