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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
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

limb drop, hope solo, shark week

this is not about losing an arm or
losing the use of an arm or
having nerve damage to an arm

its about a tree limb

last week when the sun came up i was
sitting in my living room looking out over
our front pasture when i noticed that a limb
had fallen from one of our pecan trees
it was a large limb

i thought well there must have been a storm
last night or high wind
our dog would have let us know if a storm had
come through as he is deathly afraid of storms
for such a good guard dog he sure is a wimp
when it comes to storms

i knew the limb was not a sick limb as it had
all its leaves and had had no signs of disease

that limb just dropped off the tree for no reason

sometimes things just happen together
seems funny how that happens
that same day i got my monthly newsletter from the
dirt doctor who writes about organic gardening and
green stuff-another organicgreen doctor

this week it was on a phenomenon called limb drop
never heard of it but didnt realize that what i was
seeing on my pecan tree was limb drop

basically what happens is that a normal limb just
breaks and falls down because the plant has
decided (they and nature are smart you know) to
cut off transpiration to the affected limb

the limb then will eventually crack and fall off
transpiration is the exchange of water in the tree
from evaporation from the leaves
times are stressful so the plant has to make a decision
where to cut back on water demand

the result is summer limb drop

here is the dirt doctors article on limb drop

thats your garden class for the day

if you are a womens soccer fan like i am or if you watched
this years womens soccer team play in the olympics then
you know who hope solo is

she has a memoir called solo: a memoir of hope
she has had a difficult life at times
some of it self inflicted
should be an interesting book

this is shark week on the discovery channel
move over football and other sports
stay out of the water and on the beach this week

the organicgreen doctor

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