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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,
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i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Monday, July 29, 2013

more hope for the future, more rice

when i was in practice i had a family practice that included a lot 
of pediatrics
when i was in training for family practice i did so many rotations 
in pediatrics that the head of the pediatric department approached me 
once about switching over to pediatrics

but i loved family practice as i wanted to take care of the child
his parents his grandparents etc

as my pediatric patients aged i had more and more teenagers and 
young adults and college students
this mixture of young patients was just the right mixture for my practice

i tried to interact with them as much as possible finding out what they 
liked at school and what they wanted to do in the future

i realized despite what you hear in the media we may be in good hands
in the future

this weekend i worked with this group of kids from the key club
at leander high school
they helped my wife she and our friend and the new homeowner lance
do most of the landscape at his new house

they had to dig out 2 inches of soil in a large strip between the curb
and the sidewalk
then after this was dug out we placed black plastic and large rocks so 
that lance wont have to care for this difficult spot in his yard
we also added 4 larger boulders for a more natural look
pictures of the completed landscape will be posted later this week

these kids worked real hard on this area digging and talking all done in 
a misty rain and while being covered with mud and dirt
our version of a mud run

between my wife and i we knew each ones name and what they 
planned to do in life and what college they might be interested in 
what a great group of kids

we also scrapped off the dead grass from the front beds
these workers worked hard but also i think they had a good time
working and visiting with each other

at the end of the day we completed 90% of the landscape but 
ive decided to hold off on planting the shrubs since there is more
outside painting to do this week
when thats completed ill come back and plant them 

when i got home that day i thought about those kids who got all wet
and muddy since we had that misty rain
thought about how hard they worked real hard

it was an all female group i thought at first i wished i had some guys
to help me but this group proved me wrong on that one

thought about all the negative press we see on kids of their generation 
but when you get to work with them like we did this weekend and get 
to actually talk with them about the future

you realize there is much more hope for our future 
than what fox news cnn msnbc cbs nbc abc etc portrays

yes we will be left in good hands

this weekend after working at the habitat house getting all dirty and 
sweaty and getting real sore i climbed into our hot tub to see if the 
heat and water would help my aching back and sciatica
actually aching all over

as i was catching up on my messages 
i was writing a reply to my sisterinlaw who had a question about 
my younger brothers-who has alzheimers disease-medication
he is not doing well and my thoughts are with him and his family 
in these difficult moments 

as i was typing i noticed i couldnt use the space bar
e ery few- days was all i could write
i looked down and dang if i hadnt dipped my cell phone 1/3 down into
my hot tub
heres your sign

i jumped out of the tub ran to my rice jar
wiped off the phone well after i removed my otter box
the phone was doing crazy things and wouldnt let me 
do anything to it
into the jar in went until the next day

then i charged it up and its working fine again 

i must have a cat iphone and i have used 2 of its 9 lives

the organicgreen doctor


  1. TOGD, thank you for providing a great laugh at your expense, can I get a phone with 9 lives.... just had to laugh out loud!!!