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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

Monday, March 28, 2016



we did a trip to new orleans this extended weekend
returning yesterday
when we returned home as i walked out into our garden
i saw several of those dreaded summer varmints
not a good sign this early
makes me worry about all those other invaders

my treatment is nolo bait
having just been to nola ie new orleans
made me think of nolo bait

this is how my brain works sometimes
i try to explain it to my wife she sometimes
how our conversations get to where they are
she just says
oh i see
i do notice she turns her head some
im sure she smiles
rolls her eyes sometimes
shes a tolerant soul

once you see grasshoppers
its time to put out the organic nolo bait
it is a fungus that gets into the brain of the grasshoppers
causing them to die
other grasshoppers eat the dead ones
they get infected
then a viscous cycle continues

you repeat the application in one month
then again later in the year if needed

i usually only do it twice
now and in a month
in my 1 acre yard and my organic garden
yes its ok to put in your garden
unless you are a grasshopper

the chickens and guineas keep whats left under
good control

this weekend as we were in new orleans ie nola
we had a great time
spending it with new friends and with relatives
that surprised us with a visit for our combo birthdays
my wife she and is birthdays

an aside
my wife she wants me to correct the above last line as it is as
i know grammatically incorrect
sometimes i like to not be correct
its gonna stay the same
now ive been to nola three times now
the first i barely remember having been 18 at the time
the second with friends who had been there several times
this time with folks who have a house there
their daughter went to college there and stayed
they are frequent visitors to nola
so know it very well

they live in the garden district
heck just a few blocks away from their house
i stopped by to say hi to sandra
she wasnt home
but i got my picture taken at the gate anyway
maybe next visit

we also saw lots of stuff there
ate a lot of good food
i was a pescatarian while i was there
enjoying the fresh flavor of the fresh fish

we saw and did things we wouldnt have done if we
had gone alone
for three days we had our own tour guide
educating us along the way
that at the end of the trip
we felt satisfied
having breathed in and absorbed some of that essence
new orleans

thanks to d and l
great hosts
special thanks to the surprisers
t and k and a
we owe you one
now two

the organicgreen doctor

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