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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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solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
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Friday, December 30, 2011

thinking of ben, happy new year


after i wrote my blog yesterday and after i watched
the video that ben breedlove did and after reading about
him and his family and his doctors who were visibly affected
by bens death
i sat in my dark living room looking out at this view
with my wood burning stove as the only source of light
in the room
i thought of other teenagers and friends ive known who died like he
did at such a young age
some from car wrecks, cancer, heart disease and from
other health conditions
i think i remember them all
i think about my life and how i guess im lucky in that i did get
to live past my teenage years and got to do what i always wanted to
do in life
yes i am lucky
when i die i wont get to have the experience ben had as i will
probably not be cognitively capable when my time comes
guess thats a trade off
he experienced it but i got to live my life longer

i have now sat here in the dark for awhile
now the sun is rising over the distant hills and the sky is bright
with it azure blueness and brightness
as the sun shines as it rises over the horizon
i realize that i can see this brightness every morning as i sit
here looking out at the horizon
i cant see bens brightness he saw but i can see the brightness
form a new day
and i get to see it every morning

we should all pause watch his video and think about our lives
and our futures
try to make a difference in someones life every day
you only get one chance
ben apparently took a lot from his short life
we have more time
can we do better

donate, give, help some one, smile, be nice, make a difference
think of ben today

i know i will

wishing you all a happy new years
dont forget the blackeyed peas on new years day
for good luck

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Dr. Nash, thank you for the profound reminder of what matters, so simply stated: "donate, give, help someone, smile, be nice, make a difference." This will be my focus in 2012. Happy New Year to you and JoAnn!