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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
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

dear ms b-grandfathering is grand

as i stood there that day holding you 
watching you look at all the fish
all kinds of colors and shapes
looking at your face
watching those expressions on your face
watching those eyes move back and forth
up and down
you seemed mesmerized

im sure your little brain was filling up as it 
experienced all this new stuff
even i was mesmerized as i watched all the activity

you got to sit beside this big ole granddoggy
as she also watched all the fishes swim about
both of you
seemed so amazed

she the dog even tried to catch the fish
of course she couldnt
you even reached out when that fast blue one swam just
inches from you outstretched little fingers

then the cage with all the butterflies and birds

this day could have been only topped off
a butterfly had fluttered down and landed on 
your pretty little nose

now your gma mom and dad wouldnt let me
take you to the snake show
i noticed they wouldnt go in there either
excuses dont count

dont worry ms b
well get a snake so you can hold it
pet it 
experience it
so you wont be afraid of them 

so as i sit here looking at the pictures of the day 
a week later
i too am mesmerized by them

all i can think is 
isnt grandfathering grand

the organicgreen doctor


  1. You paint the picture so well; what a lovely ode to ms b and the art of grandparenting.