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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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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

new tax calculator

Image result for tax calculator
as we have downsized moving out here to california
we downsized our taxes some
we thought
we downsized or lost some of our deductions
trumps tax law wiped out what was left

i ran across this trump tax calculator online
click here 
from clark howard the consumer guru and marketwatch

its fairly straightforward
you only need a little information to do it
many of you like us will lose some of the deductions
property taxes
sales taxes
medical expenses
mortgage interest
since the trump law increased the amount of standard deductions
you take

i ran my 2016 tax info through
last year we had a lot of medical deductions
along with those deductions above
for us our 2016 taxes were lower because of those deductions
if we had ran them through the new tax law
if it had been in effect
we would have still had more deductions than
the standard deductions
our calculated taxes would have been higher
we would have fallen in a sort of donut hole spot

now lucky for us
for 2018 all our stuff has been streamlined
since we have removed those things that allowed
us to take deductions
but also removed some taxable income

running our numbers through this trump calculator
we would owe close to $2000
running our numbers through the h r block tax calculator based
on the 2017 law we would have owed no taxes

so we lost
plug in your numbers to see where you will be in 2018

we all know from reading
this law is apolitical
if you are democratic or republican or independent and you
are wealthy
you will make out like a bandit on this new law

for now
many of you will come out ahead under the new law
but your kids and grandkids
they wont

mudslide update
20 people died
3 are missing including a 2 year old whose family died in the flood
155 houses destroyed
its unlikely any of those homes were worth less than a million
many were multimillion dollar homes
close to 250 houses were damaged
the 101 freeway the way folks go south is still closed and will
be closed for at least 1 more week maybe more
folks are traveling via amtrack and boats to get back and forth
a special bus convey is being used to move needed workers
like teachers firemen rescuers medical folks weaving back
and forth with a police escort to get to santa barbara
there is waiting lines on all these
the rainy season hasnt started here yet

we have to drive an extra 5 hours by going north then east
then south around the mountains to get to ucla for my appointment
tomorrow for my mri and blood work
i have to have the mri before i can get my next infusion
we have decided to stay there since i have to come back in a week
to get my aducanumab infusion
we are hoping in a week the 101 will be opened
if not
its back the way we came around and across the mountain
at least its a pretty drive

thatcher update
he is extubated
he is able to suck his pacifier
a pic line was placed which will allow some of the ivs to be
his little sister got to facetime him yesterday
he is playful
he is on 100% oxygen to help keep up his levels
he is off some of his drips like the epi drip
he is slowly getting there

here is his gofundme account
#thatcher strong

the organicgreen doctor

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