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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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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

life never the same

my rainwater brother said something like that to me
actually what he said was
when you get a granddaughter
life as you know it will never be the same

it seems now 7 days later that
my rainwater brother was correct

life is not the same

once this bundle of joy appeared on the scene
all of our plans for the future changed
all our future vacation plans seem to now
swirl around this little bundle

now my wife she is called
by my rainwater brother
since when we visited them when their granddaughters
were babies
once she got her hands on them
that was it no one else had a chance

she demonstrated it quite well this week as
she held the little bundle of joy

in fact
what i learned to do was to grab her first
not let go
until she was pried from my hands by ms velcro

a few weeks ago
my son her dad called ms velcro
mom could i have some of dads garden soil
he wouldnt say what for
i of course
envisioned a nice plant
maybe a bean plant
a plant that would last forever to put in her room

so after the delivery
he came out of the doors with his scrub suit on
with torn pockets
with a big ole smile on his face
when he got alone with us
out came this container with dirt labeled
country n garden soil
he had slipped it under the table when the csection
was done
he wanted his daughter to be born over texas soil
she was

country n soil as it turned out
now i know why ive worked so hard to get a good
garden soil

im sure if the right plant gets planted in that soil
it will thrive
grow with her

i hope she plays with it
maybe takes a bite or two of it
you know
eating dirt is good for them

you know when i was diagnosed with possible alzheimers
disease 4 1/2 years ago
one of the things i thought about was grandkids
realizing if this disease were to speed up on me
that i might be here physically
i might not be here in a state to realize and enjoy
this bundle of joy
there is more hope for the future
i hope to see her grow up to be a young lady
if that doesnt happen
i am quite satisfied now
after this last weeks exposure to her

my our life as i we know it has changed

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Unimaginable joy!
    my wife she

  2. Congrats you two youngsters! Glad to hear she was born over Texas Soil that was made by the hands of your!!

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  5. Dang it Dr. Nash, You made me Cry- you had me at "Texas soil". I really loved reading the story.