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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
please feel free to follow me along this path
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

Monday, November 21, 2011

rip, fb, article

our oldest chicken ms roundrock (click here to read her story) and
her protector red the rooster was attacked this weekend by a
marauder and both were killed

we think that it was a possum as we found one in the coop the next
night and was able to chase him around until he escaped back
through the hidden hole where he had snuck into the coop
(the hole was repaired)

a88 hole i tried to catch him and get revenge on him but i couldnt
catch him
wanted to chop off his head

ms roundrock and red the rooster both had started to sleep on
the ground since she had gotten too old to climb up to the
roosting area
red had damaged his foot and couldnt climb
up there either

they would sleep together snuggled up on the floor of the coop

red was always taking care of his girls
he made sure they knew where the bugs were and where the feed
he would come to their aid if they were threatened
he was the gentlest rooster ive ever seen

am sure he tried to protect ms roundrock from that attacker
but lost his life in the battle

rip ms roundrock and red
the life cycle goes on
the hard part of having backyard chickens

longhorns couldnt pull that game out at the end
they just need to pick a qb and stick with him and
go through the season and quit jerking both of them

one bright spot is the fact that most of their players will
be returning next year and that season should be better

the horns and aggies play the last time on thanksgiving day
thats like ucla not playing usc
alabama not playing auburn
michigan not playing ohio state
sad to see that rivalry go away
no more aggie jokes

the hogs pulled it off saturday so now with everyone else loosing
they have a chance to be 1 or 2 if they beat lsu this week
come on hogs get those tigers

sad to hear about their tight end
he was found dead in his room
know it will be hard for them this week
what a tragedy

boys lucked out and beat those redskins
wide right again for the skins kicker
maybe the boys will continue on and make the playoffs
will watch them on turkey day
come on boys

was called and told the article would be published last saturday
it wasnt
will post it on my blog whenever it is published
the good thing about the article is that it puts alzheimers disease out
there for people to talk about
and shows early diagnosis is important and
talks about research
this is beyond my control

the organicgreen doctor


  1. RIP Ms Round Rock. I just lost both of my Silver Laced girls to a possum. I spent a whole day fixing up the coop for those girls. Dang possums!

  2. I just read the Statesman article. Thanks for doing it. My only advice is to put all your assets in your wifes name and to make her medical and durable power of attorney. Stay strong!

  3. anonymous
    thanks for reading the article and this blog
    am in the process of redoing my will power of attorneys living will

  4. RIP beautiful birds. We live with the new life of chicks and the loss of beloved hens here on our farm. Two weeks ago, our beautiful Star was destroyed by an owl. 5 days ago, our adorable little Junior hen, was attacked by a hawk. She's still alive and we're working so hard at helping her to recover, but these birds are so fragile. We love our chickens and feel terrible about what happened to your babies.