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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, February 22, 2012

this isnt right, pennies from heaven, fear of flying

all or acute lymphocytic leukemia that usually hits kids
is over 90+% curable
or it was until
methotrexate  is becoming unavailable in the usa

when i was a kid if you got leukemia of any kind it was usually
the cure rate wasnt very good

can remember as an intern the first patient i had when i
was taking care of pediatric patients that were hospitalized
had leukemia
i found it very traumatic and sad to see a previously healthy
10 year die
i wrote a blog about it once and still got teary eyed when i
wrote it even after all these years
he wasnt even my child or my nephew or my friends kid
he was just assigned to me because it was my time for the
next admit
so sad
it shouldnt happen in the year 2012 in the usa
but it might

this makes me even more p^$$&* off at the drug companies
at least get this one right


this is where we might have to get our pennies in the future
it cost 2.4 cents to make a penny (11.2 cents to make a nickel)

guess it doesnt matter to me much since i never ever have coins
or bills in my pockets any more
if i do my wife she just steals them from me
i dont ever use them
i use my debit card
if i buy something i get 15 cents back from my credit union
heck that will pay for one nickel
7 pennies

if i use my credit card i get 1% or 3% or 5% back
then i pay for even more nickels and pennies

why dont they make them out of plastic instead

the administrative cost of making a penny cost 1/2 a cent
maybe thats where the cost can be reduced

if you hand someone a dollar for a 96 cent item
how do they give you your change back
?in candy like the restaurants give you after meals
now that would be ok with me since i could eat them
since i never use the pennies anyway

maybe they could make a 1 cent candy and call it a us mint


i have a reoccurring dream that i can fly
but of course i cant
of course the aricept (donepezil) im on makes those dreams
more vivid and the experience of flying even better

last night i watched a show on hbo about a  guy that flies
using a suit they puffs up with air and he looks like a
flying squirrel

he jumped and flew off of all kinds of structures including
the empire state building and the eiffel tower in france
and off of lots of mountains

he flies as fast as a small plane
except once he clipped the edge of a mountain and
broke his feet and legs

he still flies though
wonder if i could do that
fly like in my dreams

wouldnt that be something to do from my bucket list

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Love flying, you should try skydiving as the free fall is as close as most of us can get to flying without a plane. Linda didn't like it when I made my last jump in '96 but it was a blast. The airport is in Salado so I could see my house when I was under canopy and just floating around.

    1. ronnie n
      think ill just keep both feet on the ground and just leave all the flying to my dreams