peter dohan

Dear Dr. Hunter,

It is always a gift and learning-experience to read one of your essays

I would like to suggest a simple way, that takes some discipline, to enhance episodic memory: HABIT.

If you always put your keys where you usually keep them, if you put your bankcard where it belongs, ad infinitum, memory becomes much easier as habit replaces memory and there is also muscle memory built in. So, at a very young 75, I have developed strong habits that I follow religiously.

This clears up the old noggin for my current unlikely project - learning Mandarin so when I marry my Chinese LDR (hopefully soon - heartache deluxe being apart), I do my part in communication with this remarkably beautiful orthopedic surgeon. We will speak "chinglish".

BTW, the Nabakov quote alone is worth the price of admission.

With high regard,

Peter (H. Dohan, MD)

sane Portland, Maine

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LFTs -liver function tests, are quite accurate for liver damage in alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver disease. The following REF demonstrates high sensitivity to liver damage:

REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC3609680/

However, the gold standard is a liver biopsy of which I have seen 1000s as a surgical pathologist. The biopsy can even potentially assess potential damage, as acute inflammation in a fatty liver of whatever cause is indicative of rapidly progressing severe disease.

REF:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC4887345/

Finally, thank you for this important article. Please accept my since condolences of your Father's death from Alcoholic Liver Disease - not a pleasant way to exit life IMO. Blessings to you and your family.

Peace (needed more than ever),

Peter H. Dohan, MD

sane Portland Maine

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Dear Mr. Hassan,

Salaam aleakum!

Good list -personally, other than meditation, I follow them all. However, I think your first sentence misses the boat - I do not want success, I want happiness. Happiness is more the result of zen simplicity than acquiring the toys of the useless megabillionaires.

Mas salaam,

Peter

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peter dohan

peter dohan

Ex-surgical pathologist, now a photographer; partnered with a unique Chinese surgeon. Well travelled and full of simple love.