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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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Thursday, April 19, 2018

youll be missed ms b

no not my granddaughter ms b
ms b the former first lady
barbara bush
the grey headed one
that when you saw her in a crowd you could spot her
because of that silver hair

Image result for barbara bush
nice article on her final decision

i always noticed her eyes
they being easily identified in someone who has
had graves disease
thats where the body gets tricked into overproducing
thyroid hormone
the eyes look that wide open look since the antibodies
cause inflammation and swelling around the eyes
causing them to have that wide eyed look
even when its treated

i dont know that the disease ever caused her long term problems
must not since she lived to be 92
its easily controlled with radioactive ablation of the thyroid
or surgical removal of the thyroid or with use of medication
to slow the overproduction down to normal
i see no scar on her neck so she probably had one of the other two

i always liked her
i didnt always like or agree with her husband or son
but her
i liked and respected a lot

she was witty
she was a strong willed person from what i can tell from reading
about her
she was nice to people unless they attacked her family
i dont think she liked trump much

this week as i lay on the bed getting my infusion at ucla
i have two hours downtime
i sat and filled out my living will using the 5 wishes booklet
i read through all the options of what you want to have done
when your time comes

you can have them go all out
with all that modern medicine stuff to save you
the end result will be the same
maybe not sooner with all that help

i chose
like ms bush
to say when its time
its time

she made that decision
not someone else

she said
i lived a good one
im ready
its time
she went her way

thats how she lived her life
she rest in peace

the organicgreen doctor

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