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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
please feel free to follow me along this path
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, April 4, 2016

rest in peace

thats what i said out loud to myself
this morning
when i read the posting on her blog
missing jim confessions of an alzheimers wife

here is the posting

April 7, 1962 – April 2, 2016 
missing jim

now on last friday
i wrote a blog about his story
how it bothered me following his course
that downward course
into the alzheimers abyss
its emotional and financial debris that is left in
its path

the suffering is now over for
stricken in his late 40s
while in his prime
being a husband
having retired from the military a few years ago
physically very active
a loving caring person

i can remember the employees where my younger brother
stayed before he died
they would say
early on
he looks so young
he looks so healthy

so it was with jim
as the disease makes its road trip around the brain
destroying bits and pieces
so the parts cant communicate together

you get left with
what jim was like last week

a sad picture to see

he is at peace
she is at peace but is forever scarred
it will take months to years for her to recover
physically mentally financial
never fully recovering though

his kids wont have their dad at their games
at their graduations
at their marriages
at their birth of his grandkids
gone forever
at least they have his memories and know he loved them much

i wish to personally thank karen garner for writing her story
and his story with this awful journey
i know it was painful for me to read it
im sure it was even more painful for her to write
despite being in the midst of this awful abyss

thank you
we all have benefited from your writings

all i can ask of all of you
help us find a cure for this awful disease
this alzheimers thing

we are close
real close
we need your help

donate and volunteer with your local alzheimers organization
here in cental texas it is the
alzheimers texas

Alzheimer's Texas

let your congresspersons know you support more alzheimers funding

the organicgreen doctor

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