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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

Monday, March 23, 2015

its my day

yes today is my birthday
so my wife she and i have an agreement that
on your birthday you get to do what you what
you get a meal of whatever you want

my choice is a simple one
i like to stay at home here at the country n
work in my garden do landscaping nap
do the things i like to do

my birthday meal is usually a simple one
as long as it involves my wife shes cornbread

today i will celebrate my 65th birthday as i wish to
celebrate it
here at the country n
eating cornbread for supper

i cant think of a better birthday present than that

now 65 is one of those turning point birthdays
16 or 21 or 40 or 50
you get a different feeling with each one
some good some not so good
40 bothers some men and some women
50 is when you realize your life may have peaked out
its a downward movement after that
im not to sure about that

now today i cant get excited about getting medicare or
my social security
since it was forced on me 4 years ago
so that excitement wont be there today

so i dont really feel different today than i did yesterday
i dont feel 65
i can work all day
eg at the habitat builds all day doing manual
labor and keeping up with the young folks
i can work all day here at the country n mowing weed eating
cutting logs moving brush gardening without getting
tired or short winded
so physically i feel good
mentally i feel good and feel more sharp than i was 5 years ago

65 may be the old 50 is what i think
so i dont feel sad or bad that today is my 65th birthday
knowing the clock is ticking closer to the end
but i dont see that end in sight too soon
i have too much to do in that time left
keeping busy and satisfied each day
i know i will have a happy birthday today
no sadness here

two things i want are to see my new soon to be granddaughter
grow up
to see a cure for alzheimers
hopefully one that i will benefit from

now i share my birthdays with two people whom i always
send a happy birthday wish

one is a  niece
as a medical student i had a spring break in my school
i was so excited when my older sister went into labor
on my birthday
i was able to be there when she labored
it got to 1100pm then 1130 pm
then sometime after 1130pm approaching midnight
she delivered my niece
was i ever excited
cementing a special bond that still exists
happy birthday ab today

the other was a former patient of mine
born on my birthday
i cared for her from then until i moved away when she
was a teenager

i remember at the end of a busy day well past 500pm
in walked this mom crying carrying her 2 week old baby
who had fell from her car seat onto the floor
landing on her head
an xray showed a fractured skull
the baby spent the night in icu
the fracture eventually healed
the baby grew normally
now she has finished college and graduate school
a bond beyond sharing birthdays was always there
happy birthday today to am

i hope both of you have a good day today
well as all of you who read this
i know i will

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Jim and Judy RileyMarch 23, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    Have a busy birthday, Dr. Nash.

  2. Happy Birthday Doc! My 50th is coming up on April 6th! Should I be depressed? Enjoy your cornbread.

    1. i want to wish you a happy birthday early. no dont be depressed its the start of a better life when you turn 50. plus you will get an aarp card. yes i thoroughly enjoyed my fresh cornbread on my birthday