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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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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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

dont give up

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we all have dreams 
some of us are lucky enough to reach those dreams
im one of them 

i had always wanted to be a physician since middle school
well we called it junior high back then
however i was derailed on my first attempt at college
gpa was o as i dropped out before the semester was up

i floundered around for a few years then restarted school
part time then eventually went full time got my degree 
and eventually made to medical school

the other day as i was checking out of home depot
(i was buying pvc connections for my rainwater system)
i looked up and there was mike z and his mom with 
a load of boxes

mike z was one of my patients for several years
he was a good high school pitcher who went to college 
on a baseball scholarship

he and his twin brother went to jr college first
mike z had a good jr college career 
both eventually got scholarships to a four year school
mike z had a mediocre jr yr pitching then a slightly 
better senior year
he always wanted to play professional baseball
but no one came knocking on his door at graduation

most people would have given up but not mike z

the texas rangers have a try out day once a year at their
triple a team in round rock 
anyone who thinks they are good enough to play professional
baseball come to try out

hundreds of players of all ages shapes and sizes showed up 
how in the world do they find that diamond in the rough in that
mass of players

mike z showed up and dazzled them with his speed and pitches

he was picked as the only one of all those people that would 
get their chance to play professional ball

they asked him where have you been that no one has made 
you an offer to play 

those boxes were for his stuff from college as he has to pack
up to move to arizona for the winter rookie league for
the texas rangers

dont give up on your dreams 
mike z and i never did

the organicgreen doctor 

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