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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

Thursday, September 24, 2015

country n news-appreciated


over the years i have gotten these
certificates or trophies or letters
thanking me for supporting a cause or charity
i even got a high school team sport jacket
with my name emblazoned on it
for being the team doctor for the school
thats been years ago
still have it
then this last week i got this one
for volunteering for meals on wheels
i run a route every friday
i leave the house at 9am and get home around 1230pm

an aside- they need volunteer drivers bad for the
williamson county routes run out of leander
contact denise at this link for the leander site

my mother received meals similar to this
i realized then how important that meal was to her
how important these meals are to the ones i deliver too
wonder what someone would eat each day without it
for many i am the only person they see or talk to that day

so im proud of each of these certificates i get
i keep them all

i tell people especially parents
everyone should do volunteer work
for those more needy than we are
at school at church at work at nursing homes
at the various charities
every child over a certain age should be required
to do so many hours each year of volunteer work
in order to graduate

they will learn to help others
feel good about themselves while volunteering

a win win for all involved

yesterday i volunteered at habitat for humanity
working with this group of kids from a local high school
we cleared part of the lot to prepare it for the landscaping
to be done soon

these kids learned a skill many havent ever done
use a rake a hoe a shovel a pitchfork a wheel barrow
meeting the home owner
eating lunch with her
seeing how much all this means to her
at the end of the day
hoping they feel a sense of accomplishment for what
they did yesterday

the work they did will save us from having to hire someone to
move all that around with machinery
money that now can be spent on providing grass sod and plants
for her yard

i felt good
they felt good
the owner really felt good

we all need to do this
it makes you a better person

the organicgreen doctor

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