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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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Tuesday, September 17, 2013



there you go again those aricept dreams
the medication i take aricept (donepezil) for possible
alzheimers disease has the side effect of very vivid dreams
i mean real vivid dreams
that when you wake up you feel like you just stepped out
of the room and closed the door
that you could just open the door again and walk into the room
and start the dream back up where you left it off

sometimes i wake up suddenly in the middle of the dream
go back to sleep
and finish it
something i never could do before i started taking the aricept

this sunday night was one of those dreams
a weird one
it incorporated events in my life into the dreams

my cowgirl sister in law is a principal in a elementary
school near here
this year the kids are going to start gardens in raised beds
of course she asked me for advice
a mistake
i gave her a lot of it
probably more than she wanted

then this week and next month im talking briefly to doctors
meeting where i use to work about the upcoming walk to
end alzheimers in austin next month
since they are one of the event sponsors this year

i guess all that and that aricept got together and created
a real wierd dream
i had planted along with a neighbor a nice raised bed garden
with peppers tomatoes brocoli egg plant etc
that were growing great
all nice and landscaped

then my wife she and i
remember  now this is only a dream
invited a group of doctors and their families over for
a meal and for a garden tour

you know doctors kids are like preachers kids
they can be an unruly group
these doctor kids pulled up all the plants
fed the niegbors birds to the cat
but the cat only had them in their mouths
they didnt chew them or swallow them
so the birds eventually got away

the doctors wanted me to do intensive care nursery care
and my wife she to work here also
we met the two of us while working together in a hospital
while in college

thank goodness i woke up after i told the doctors and their
families they had to leave and take their kids with them

oh with that dream i didnt try to go back and finish it

please dont try to analyze and interpret this dream
it was produced under the influence of a drug

this is as disturbing as my dreams ever get
thank goodness

i wonder if i should help those kids plant that garden
at the school
just in case

the organicgreen doctor

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