In 2013, I wrote, “The problem is that I can’t quit! Not caring for my patients would be like not breathing! I’m a doc and I’m old school. I believe my profession is a calling, not a business to be run by corporate America or the government. I can’t imagine not taking care of Nolan, or JJ, or Hadley, or 1,000 other souls I am entrusted with.”
Six years later and I’m retired, not by choice, but out of necessity. Nine months into retirement and I still can’t breathe. I wake up every morning wanting to dress and go to the office. Instead, I go to my computer and write.
This blog is my way of communicating with my patients old and new (readers). It’s also helping me breathe. In reviewing my old articles, I have a rare opportunity. I get the benefit of listening to a younger me lecturing the old me on how to live with Parkinsons and recover and maintain as much “Wellth” as possible.
Unfortunately, my blog is poorly organized, making it next to impossible for a new reader to see what’s available. There are 121 articles published so far. While they contain 40 years of accumulated knowledge, you have to scroll through a lot of material to find what you are looking for. If any of you know WordPress and want to pitch in, let me know. In the meantime, please make sure you are sending links to your friends and family.
I know there are people out there whose lives can be improved by reading my articles and sharing in my legacy. My hope is that, long after I’m gone, people will find answers and solace in my articles.