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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, September 5, 2011


my wife she and i are getting texts and emails and phone
calls asking if we are ok in light of all the fires around the
austin area

we are north of austin and are above wind of all of the fires
the nearest one to us is 10 miles south of us
one of the fires was a few blocks from the clinic where i
use to work before i retired
several homes were burned but it was eventually contained

we can see the fires south of us in the night sky and can smell
the fire even though the prevailing wind is going away from us

there is a fire about 20 miles north of us but is too far way to be
of a worry for us

the largest fire south of us is 16 miles x 6 miles in size and is not contained
it has burned 400+ homes so far

the city of austin is surrounded by about 10 fires but the city itself
is not in any danger except on the north west edge where a large
subdivision has been totally evacuated
that fire is 0 % contained

it will be a long day here as we will be having winds up to 40 mph
its hot, dry here and with the long worse drought ever things will
probably get worse before it gets better today

if a fire started just north of us above wind it would move fast and
nothing would stop it from growing rapidly as we live in an open
area with little blocks to the wind

we actually have the perfect storm today for these fires here

thoughts are with those that have been directly affected by these fires

the organicgreen doctor

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