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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, March 3, 2015

winter report

each winter we sit in front of this cozy fire
as it puts out its heat
warming our limestone walls
warming our saltillo tile floor
once its all warm
it like a cocoon in our living room

that warmth just seems to penetrate deep into your
Image result for cord of firewood
each fall i start out with a cord of firewood
i get from firewood steve
some years thats all we need
other years we need more
some years even more

it seems to correlate with the thickness of the fur
on our dogs and our neighbors horses
with whats happening with our weather
the problem with our texas weather it just jerks us around
today it will  be in the 70s and within 24 hours it will
be sleeting and in the 20s
sucks to be a tree or an animal around here

we ran out of wood recently
well right before the last several days of freezing rains
ice and real cold weather

we managed to keep our living room warm to 68 degrees
it doesnt feel the same without that fire in the wood burning stove
its just a different 68 degrees

the cold seemed to penetrate into the bones
my bones just felt cold all weekend long

so yesterday i looked at the weather report
several more days of real cold rainy maybe icy days
of that bone cold feeling

so i gave in and went and got a  load of wood
calculating in my brain
now supercharged with all those supplements
exactly how much we would need until we finally
really get the spring here

i made my fire
got it going good
got the room real toasty inside
so the thermostat says 68 degrees here this morning
i feel my bones all warm and non achy
i feel this warmth oozing from my body

firewood money well spent i say

the organicgreen doctor

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