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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,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

i fell back hopefully for the last time


this is the sun starting to peek over the horizon in the early morning
normally this burst of sunlight hits our front patio and living room at around 720am

i like to be in the garden just as the sun hits the mountains in the distance and specifically my garden plot in the garden
it primo time to be in the garden
lighting is just right
birds singing
chickens aclucking
bees starting to hit their rounds
primo time

yesterday i hit primo time in the garden
a fellow gardener had a professional photographer with her taking pictures in the garden
chasing the lighting as it changed as the sun rose higher in the sky
what time the sun rises is important in my adventures in the garden

now daylight not savings time enters the picture
lets see
this time it falls back
that means that 720am sun light bursting over the horizon will be at 620am

so on Saturday night i fell asleep on the couch and woke up and looked at my phone
it said 1230am so i thought well at 200am it will change to the new time
so i thought its really 1130am right on the new time
groggy headed i climbed in bed
the clock said 130am so i thought my wife she changed the time but she went the wrong way
i fell asleep thinking well at 200am my phone will fix the time and tomorrow ill fix the bedside clock

as it turned out
apparently the iphone changes at midnight 
i woke up all confused as to what time it really was

my iphone and my computer said 430am
my watch and my bedside table said 530am
my body said its 430am

what i did was wait and let nature decide which time was correct

at 620am on my computer and my iphone the sun burst over the horizon
just like a sundial shows the correct time
i knew 
620am was the correct time

it doesnt have to be this way twice a year
we all having to figure out what the accurate time is 
we all getting zombied for a few days
ask the teachers they know
congress needs to do something about this 
at least do one good piece of legislation and leave the time alone

i personally like it left like it is now
not springing forward in the spring
i like extra morning light
for gardening
for being more alert
that first burst of light on your face in the mornings activates hormones in your body that make you awake
it was confusing in those several minutes around 1230am on fall back day
i felt like i had fell back and hit my head and was all confused

i thought was the alzheimers kicking in
am i having sundowners syndrome
should i say daylight not savings time dysphoria

please fix this

the organicgreen doctor

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