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
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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

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

my wife, cpr, 80 mpg, latte factor,garden

followup on my wifes wasp sting.   she has got 2 large whelps    she took benadryl last night for reaction and is still sleeping good
did not sleep good again last night   i did sports physicals and ordered immunizations all night long
we have 10 days until school starts then things at work will go back to normal   do enjoy the sports physicals as it is usually the only time in the year get to see these kids    review their meds   nutrition history(which is commonly bad-no wonder we have an obesity problem in kids) discuss growth and development and on the boys do the much dreaded 'exam"

why do i have to do a cpr class   i worked 2 years as a er doctor full time and worked several days a month  in er for 10 years   some things like swimming biking and cpr once you have done it enough  you always know how to do it    the only difference is it 30-1 30-2 15-2 10-2 thats what is different and now it may be 30-0

here is an example of why the public needs to know cpr    my younger son who has done cpr class for a previous job was walking out of the gym where he had worked out and had played basketball
he had scratches over his arms from playing basketball   a car pulled out in front of a motorcycle
the man on the bike was thrown to pavement    my son and another person arrived to his aid  he was not breathing and was bleeding from the mouth and had blood all over him   they began cpr    my son did the mouth to mouth   afterwards he was covered in blood   they did this until the police and ems arrived    the man survived   we are proud that he rendered aid as many people now days would not have done cpr on this man
he is getting blood screens done    

but why do i have to do cpr class

80 MPG
we drive a toyota yarius and 2 toyota echos    they get 40 mpg  but during the school year my wife
and i ride to work together    we live 25 miles from my work and 35 mile from her work
so when we commute together its like getting 80 mpg
if we ride together 100 days at 50 miles a day =5000 miles divided by 80=62.5 gallons
at $2.75/gallon=$171.875 dollars divided by 2 =$85.93 saved   and 31.75 gallons saved
we then decrease our carbon foot print on those days and are saving money which i like

whats the latte factor-think about it and will tell you in next blog

in our garden right now we have black eyed peas, cucumbers(armenian), three types of egg plant, my motherinlaws cantelope, arugula, bell peppers, banana pepper, jalapino peppers(my wife makes great poppers), swiss chard, basal, pursalane(a flowering succulent but edible in salads), malabar spinach, okra,several tomatoes plants for the fall, several leftover tomato plants from the spring, buternut squash, sweet potato
this is all grown organically, make my own compost(the chickens do it for me) use no pesticides(use my wife to pick them off- will tell you the blister beettle story in future)

am doing a study of my plants to see what will survive the summer without watering them-so far cacti are winning

organicgreen doctor


  1. We just had the breath-to-compression ratio discussion the other day. In the moment, a) will it really matter and b) will I really stop to think about it?