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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, September 23, 2015

dear ms b-sleep


you may not notice this yet
when you go down for a nap after lunch
so do i

now you do it cause your full and you are
to fast i might add
you need your growth rest
growing can tire you out

now i take a medicine called aricept (donepezil)
well one day youll understand why
when you ask why im not around for your
high school graduation

this stuff is a sleep disturber
it lets me only get a few hours sleep a night
usually 5 hours
i compensate with that afternoon nap
without it im afraid i wouldnt function well

now ms b ive tried going without it
i gain my lost sleep hours back
i would just stay off it
im not sure what may happen if i did

i might not know who you are
i might be further along in this process im
further than i realize

so i dont wont to take that chance
of stopping the aricept so i can get more sleep

now this stuff does make for some vivid dreams
almost real when i wake up

usually they are not disturbing
occasionally they are though

now we have enjoyed facetiming with you
you can see your little eyes focus on us
as we talk
yes you seem to like my donad duck voice
the whistling i do
something i learned in caring for babies during
my career

now that facetiming with you
that ad on tv of those zombies deciding to run after
that guy

well it all came together in a dream
those zombies in that ad
they were after me
running me down they were

i fell onto the floor
huddled down
closed my eyes

then ms b
it got quiet
guess i made them go away
i slowly opened my eyes
there you were ms b
with those eyes and that smile
you were sitting up
leaned forward
you looked just like you did on facetime
you leaned in real close
gave me this wet slobbering kiss on my cheeks

ms b i instantly woke up
ms b
believe it or not
but my cheek was soaking wet
i didnt wipe it off


maybe ill just stay on that stuff

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post, and a beautiful reason to keep taking the meds.