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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, April 10, 2018

death is calling

Image result for grim reaper wikipedia

we all know what the grim reaper is
when it comes calling
you are done for

recently when a friend was visiting from texas
he showed us a posting from his son
who had just started some raised beds for his
first ever veggie garden

he decided to use water troughs filled with good garden soil
and drilled holes in the bottom for drainage
now ive used these metal troughs for my gardens
at the country n
in fact
this one shows up on pinterest all the time
i get notified when its used
sometimes i even find it when i look at garden
stories on raised beds or keyhole gardens

in his list of plants
like the standard tomatoes and peppers
he has listed a pepper called

the carolina reaper
Carolina Reaper Pepper - 4 Live Plants - World's Hottest Pepper -Fear the Reaper
i thought to myself
now the grim reaper is a bad thing to have calling on you

i suspect the carolina reaper
could be the second cousin once removed
of the grim reaper

i think i would die if i ate it

you see
i love peppers
i eat bell peppers and sweet banana peppers
and poblano peppers
they are on the other low real low side of the
scoville scale for hotness

for my hot pepper
i have chosen the tam jalapeno
tam stands for texas a&m
its a mild pepper with a low scoville reading
like their football team :)

i can eat it
feel a little warmth
just enough to make you feel warm
both inside and outside
just right for me
this carolina reaper pepper
i dont know about this one

i worry cause this guy has a young child with one on the way
ive suggested to him that he get these things before he eats
his first one
long term disability
a big ole life insurance policy
long term care insurance
a real good health insurance policy
a couple of gallons of fresh whole milk real cold
a quart or two of orange juice
real orange juice not the fake stuff
organic would be good

apparently orange juice or citrus acid is better to
make your tongue and stomach quit burning
plus usually you only vomit the milk not the citrus acid

his family are always doing crazy things
like tricks on each other
i can see them having a hot pepper eating contest
for their family reunion
it would be sad to see a family lose two generations
at one setting

so i read about this guy who got carolina reaped
2 million scoville units worth
habenero only has 500,000
he vomited a lot
he weeped a lot
he had a lot of pain
he burned his mouth and his stomach
it was like a burning lump of coal
then it got these god awful worse than migraine headaches
called thunderclap headaches
the kind folks get right before a blood vessel ruptures in
the brain

i sincerely hope my friends son reads this today
before that garden of his produces that first pepper

i can think of better ways to leave this earth
getting reaped by a carolina reaper is not one of them

jalapeno dip anyone

the organicgreen doctor

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