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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
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

my story revisited 14

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about 3 weeks after i got my diagnosis my sister in law sent me this book for kids that their young son had given to them to read to him one night

yesterday my wife she added a reply to my blog about my exit interview
yes i was bummed but i recovered and have moved on
i thought what does she mean by farmers luck
since i was thinking it was about my farming ability
i didnt see that connection to my present situation
having not remembered the book my nephew had gotten his parents to read to him that night

today i was going to march through my old blogs to write my next my story revisited chapter
when i happened to glance at the january 3 2011 blog
there it was mixed in with two other topics
hidden for me to find this morning
i guess
sort of fate like
there it was
my wife shes reading writing teachers lesson for me

the farmers luck
thats my motto from now
its all
farmers luck

my other nephew the brother to the one that did not fall into
my rainwater tank and his mom the one with the wet
suitcase sent me a poem/short story that he had read to
his parents
they thought this would be appropriate to my situation

'the farmers luck' from the book zen shorts by jon j muth

there was once an old farmer who worked his crops
for many years

one day his horse ran away
upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit

"such bad luck," they said sympathetically

"maybe," the farmer replied
the next morning the horse returned, bringing with it
two other wild horses

"such good luck!" the neighbors exclaimed

"maybe," replied the farmer

the following day, his son tried to ride one of the
untamed horses, was thrown off, and broke his leg

again the neighbors came to offer their sympathy on
his misfortune

"such bad luck," they said

"maybe," answered the farmer

the day after that, military officials came to the village
to draft young men into the army to fight in a war.
seeing that the sons leg was broken, they passed
him by

"such good luck!" cried the neighbors

"maybe," said the farmer

"i get it," said michael     
"maybe good luck and bad luck are all mixed up    
you never know what will
happen next."

"yes," stillwater agreed. "you never know

after reading this i have decided that although my diagnosis
is a bad thing it may turn out to be a good thing

its a sucky diagnosis 
but  it was made early, 
we have time to prepare for the future, 
we can try to educate people
about this terrible disease

the organicgreen doctor

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