welcome to the organic green doctor blog

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

Monday, January 7, 2013

on death and dying

dr ll a friend and director of a hospice
sent me this youtube video

at my friend gregs memorial service last year i
was asked to read a blog i had written about
visiting greg a few months before he died

i was unable to finish reading it so dr ll
graciously took over and read it for me
using the same inflections that i would have
had i been able to read it out loud

if you have a family member or friend who has died
or if they are dying now or
if you have a terminal illness like i have

i recommend you stop and take the few minutes
to watch this video

i cried when i watched it and cried several times
later and cried again this morning when i wrote
this blog

this makes me think of my friend greg
my mother and father
my younger brother who has alzheimers
myself as i face the possibility of the same

this blog and video is dedicated to them and to
my wife she
she has been there for me the last two years and
will be there for me in the future

i love you

the organicgreen doctor


  1. TOGD, wow, nice video.


    Chin up, you are loved by many....
    Thank you.....

  2. I am so fortunate in my life to have such wonderful friends as TOGD, his wife she and dr ll. You all helped Greg and help me to go on.

    With love and appreciation,
    Greg's wife

  3. See?
    Lucky me!
    Without a doubt, there I'll be...
    my wife she

  4. What a special blog. When I think of your relationship with your wife, "holy" comes to mind. You and your wife she are awe-inspiring. Yes, I cried too.
    Cowgurl friend.

  5. What a beautiful thing it is that we are allowed to connect so intimately with other people, to have friendships, to have love. These enhance what is holy about life.

    Dr. LL

  6. It feels the way cotton candy tastes. Magic. Love this. Love you. Thanks for sharing.

  7. thanks for the comments
    as this video affected me it seems to have affected a lot of the readers of this blog
    thanks for watching it and sharing this award winning video