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, August 7, 2017


today is two anniversary days
one is the anniversary of my parents
now deceased
we miss them

the other
is the anniversary of this blog

it was originally started
when my wife she suggested i watch this pbs show
on a lady that started blogging
now makes her living doing it

i said
i can do that
i did
i havent looked back

i started blogging on our living at the country n
on things like rainwater harvesting organic garden larry the rooster
chickenering etc
i hoped to write some on what it was like to be working
as a family doctor

then that fall late winter
it started as an ocular migraine
i had wavy lines like i was looking at a messed up tv
it lasted 30 minutes
was this the start of it all
i dont know

then 3 months later while volunteering to be in the normal
control group of a large national research study
at ut southwestern in dallas
it was noted that i had short term memory problems
i was not aware of

from there i went to having a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment
getting placed on the alzheimers medicine aricept (donepezil)
to now being in a large new experimental treatment trial for
alzheimers disease called the aducanumab study

i refocused the blog to include my journey with my diagnosis
luckily for me it hasnt progressed in 7 years
maybe my memory has slightly improved
its definitely stable

so now 7 years later
i have written over 1719 blogs
had my blog reviewed as many as 700,00+ times
from folks around the country
around the world

i communicate with them frequently over this blog facebook and twitter
answering questions about gardening rainwater collection etc and
of course
alzheimers disease

this summer as we enter another phase of our life
here in socal
we hope to continue our journey with the same focus as before
gardening organically of course
healthy living
alzheimers disease and our quest for a treatment and cure
ms b
anything else i can find interesting thats happening in the world
theres plenty of material to write about

i hope to write until it doesnt make sense
the words i put down on this computer

thanks to my readers

the organicgreen doctor

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