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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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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
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Monday, August 13, 2018

sb country n news-the tomato that could

see that tomato perched high on that chickens tail feathers
theres a story on how it got there

that chicken made the cut when we started getting rid of stuff before we moved here last year
yes its one of the things we stuck in our cars as we headed west

this chicken is quite heavy
ms b cant hardly move it on the table
my former patient now deceased made this for me to give to my wife she
i told him i wanted a chicken bowl
he got a stump of an old mesquite from deep south texas
using his skills with a chain saw and wood chisels and his artist skills
he made this for me

it sits proudly at our condo on our dining room table
like its a hen sitting on a bunch of eggs
it looks so real
you almost expect some baby chicks to come scurrying out from under its wings

last year as i started preparing for my spring summer tomato plantings
i took several tomatoes i bought at the nursery
transplanted them into larger pots
then later
transplanted them again into larger pots
by march the first they were ready to plant in my garden
all eight of them

so i loaded all eight of them in the back of my car for planting time
as i unloaded them in the garden
i thought i had eight didnt i
nope looks like it was just seven
so i planted them

as i drove up to our condo garage
there sitting in front of the garage was a squished black pot with a tomato all gnarly looking
broken with half the dirt gone

my wife she said a neighbor had found it in the middle of the driveway
knowing i was a gardener figured it was mine
so she scooped and scraped it off the pavement
put it into the mashed pot
i watered it real good
planted it in my garden

it was a cherokee purple
it just seemed to struggle real bad
several times i almost plucked it from the garden
i wanted to give it a chance
it only put out a few yellow blooms
deep inside the bush one day i found this small green gnarly looking tomato
everything about this tomato plant has been grnarly

i gave it extra care
extra water
extra fertilizer
i even would talk to it when i was working in the garden
i swear it smiled once and said thank you

it said
i only have enough
enough energy to make one it said
i want to make a good one for you
since you have cared for me when i was all beat up

over tirme
that little green gnarly tomato
it grew slowly real slowly
it grew up into that big ole ripe gnarly looking tomato
thats perched up on that chickens tail
proud it seemed perched up there

dont give up on folks or things
they can surprise you sometimes

i didnt eat this tomato
i little it get real ripe
real juicy ripe
gave it to the lady that saved that tomato that day in march

paying it forward sort of

mr h is stable and still in the unit

the organicgreen doctor

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