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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, December 17, 2013

old blue, marron


years ago i use to have this old big smith blue jean
jacket that i got from an old country store where i
grew up
if you are from where im from you know the one im
talking about

i wore that old jacket during medical school residency
and beyond
it got tattered and faded and holey not in a religious sense
if i wore it in a large city they probably would have thought
i was a homeless person

well it disappeared one day
alone with these below

well these did have holes everywhere but at least not in the
wrong places
i always wondered what happened to them
did they just run off together
get recycled or something

it was a devastating loss
it just felt good to wear these out in the yard
and to the feed store and to home depot
and occasionally to the grocery store

maybe thats why they disappeared

i sure miss those guys
they kept me in touch with my roots

then years later i got a blue jacket
one of those down ones but think it may
have had fake down stuff inside
i know whatever was in there
it was real warm

as it got older and when we moved to the country n
i started to wear it outside in the cold
it sure kept you warm
heck it wasnt long before i would have to remove it
i got so hot
but it was nice wearing it outside in the cold weather

then one winter i coudnt find it anywhere
i asked my wife she she said i think it could be in the closet
at the back of it
i thought this sounds real familiar
after that i never got to see that jacket again
i called her old blue

i fully expected to drive up to a stop light in austin one day
and to see my old blue jacket on someone with a sign
asking for a job or for money
i think if i did id probably would have gotten out and  just
taken it away from him
or maybe just bought it off him

then this winter
we have a barn with a large room that is used for storage
its a black hole for things
never to be seen again
the storage inside there was not done using my organizational
so now that im retired i decided i would put it all back together
like it should be

it was tough clearing out that barn
i looked like i had been in a cotton manufacturing plant when
i finished phase 1 of the reorganization

the biggest benefactors were goodwill salvation army
the recycle place and metal collectors
bags and bags of stuff
some ended up in the trash can

then in one bag
it had a small tear in it
was a sleeve of clothing
it was dark blue
could it be
old blue

the bag was opened and there she was old blue
what perfect timing in this cold cold weather
old blue to the rescue

she was washed and hung out in the sun on the clothes line
she sort of looks like a deer or animal that has been dressed
and left hanging there
doesnt she

old blue im so glad youre back
we have to figure out how to protect her from
disappearing again

for those who couldnt figure out the name of  my blog yesterday
marron is spanish for brown

the organicgreen doctor


  1. You are luckier than Greg was on occasions. Sometimes one of his things would "disappear" for good! AR Susan

  2. Good thing your wife she wasn't organized enough to take Ol' Blue to the Blue Hangar when she first made it disappear!

    Cowgurl friend