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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, May 17, 2016

dear ms b-thrill ride


now ms b
i know you will start to school in a few years
then next thing you will be driving
yes mom and dad that time will come real soon
real quick
youll be real surprised how fast that will be

now this is confession time
this is really why i run my meals on wheels route each week

as i run my meals on wheels route each friday
i drive from the pickup building where the meals on wheels is located
north along this road into a smaller town

now i drive slow on this road
since i got an expensive speeding ticket once

officer i said
i was speeding because i had to get these meals to these old folks
before they got cold
the meals not the old folks

it didnt work

in the small town i drive around it seems in circles like being on a
merry go round
i get spun out north like i fell off the merry go round onto this
long country road to my last three deliveries miles away
from where i started

lucky for me
when i finish i am only a few miles away
as the crow flies
from the country n

i have to or should i say i get to drive
like a race car driver
i drive
around sharp curves
up and down hills
over the river more than once
onto a smaller country road
where the curves are tighter and the hills
well when you go over the hills
if you go fast enough
you can become airborne

honking along the away as i zoom by
a former patient now much older who occasionally is out there
i always honk at him
give him the country wave
i know i must be a grey blur as i zoom by

im sure he says
those dam teenagers
they need to slow down

heck ive even stopped a few times to visit him
as he walks around his yard with his oxygen tank in tow
you shouldnt be out in the heat of the day i always tell him

usually though hes not outside
he is a country singer who still sings some with his band
in the area

past his house
its a sudden drop over a creek that floods sometimes
that keeps me from my joy ride
down over the creek i go
it seems like when i go over that bridge
my car hugs the ground
i seem to get propelled up like someone launched my car
like a rocket up the hill
to a sudden sharp curve to the right

man this must be what it like to be a formula one driver
a long half mile straight away
ok so i do speed on this
really too much speed
when i reach the 90 year old ladies house i always slow
im afraid she might be slowly backing out of her driveway
into my path
she would never ever see me
i dont wont to be the one that ends her living around here
as ive slowed there
i slow down even more to the speed limit
come to a stop at the highway we live on

i then return to reality
having had a thrill ride
of my youth

now ms b
dont you ever drive like this
maybe you shouldnt read this one

mama delete this one

the organicgreen doctor

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