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

Sunday, January 30, 2011

blog history

this is how this blog got started 6 months ago 

my wife she recorded(ie dvred it) a pbs interview with this lady who
had started a blog 9 years ago when she was going through some 
bad times
over time it grew to over a million readers and is one of the 
most successful inidividual blogs 

my wife she always heard me say that i wanted to do a blog 
since i have a variety of interests-am a family phyiscian, like 
organic gardening, am interested in green living, have solar power,
have a rain water harvesting system, recycle everything(including 
plan to recycle myself when i die-brain to alzheimers reseach
center and if healthy when i die any organs that are needed), green
living, mixed in with a funny wit that those who were my patients
have noted before-thought that when this was put all together then
i could put together a blog that could interest people with different

so i watched the pbs show  and said i want to do it
so i sat down and set up this blog that afternoon in a few hours
using googles blogspot
i later purchased my website address 

if you go to my first blog on august 7, 2010 you can read my 
first blog
little did i know that a genetic bug was working inside my brain 
that showed up in november and december that changed my life 
and slightly altered the direction of the blog to include more on 
alzheimers with the goal over time to educate people about the
diesease as everyone i mean everyone that reads this blog will 
be affected by alzheimers in their lifetime in a family member,
a friend, or a fellow employee or if real unlucky yourself

at the same time i wanted to retain the other emphasis of this
blog on the original topics but of course could not discuss the
day to day life of a family physician anymore as i medically retired

you will notice that there is something about alzheimers every day
in this blog but it is not always the main topic

i also had decided when i was diagnosed with mild cognitive 
impairment that i would not hide the fact that that was what i had 
but wanted everyone to know and would use this as a vehicle to 
educate you about the alzheimers disease process

also as i started medcation, did diagnostic testing, saw the
doctors, i wanted to let people know what i was feeling and how
this disease was affecting me and my family 
hopefully over time i can continue to do this

the blog continues to cover the other things also that i wanted to
write about including being a doctor as i can write about past
experiences and about medical topics that appear to be important
like cancer screenings and the black snake stories

this blog today will be the 178th one
the first month i did the blog it got 825 views in august
this month the blog has 6432 views so far
the blogs total views so far are 13,161
if this rate continues it will be having over 60,000 views
a year

the list of the top 9 countries that viewers come from in order
of the highest readership to lowest is united states, japan, canada,
united kingdom,luxemburg, nicaragua (relatives vacation there
a lot), germany, israel, and united arab emigrates

the three states with the most viewers are texas, arkansas, and
california (you can tell what states ive lived in now)

readers come into the blog (listed in their order of highest to lowest)
via directly, facebook, twitter, google, alzheimers association, and
other blogs and other sources

now this blog is  appearing in google searches for things that
are written about
eg cedar fever 2011 elicits a first page google listing for this blog
that means that the blog is being successful

the blog is only successful becuase you the readers are reading it
and are returning

for this i would like to thank you for helping make this successful
so far

the organicgreen doctor 


  1. I will keep coming back. I share your interest in recycling everything, including myself if possible. We are currently going through the alzheimers experience with my father in law. He has been in a nursing home for 6 months and this weekend we moved to a larger house so that we could move my mother in law in with us, and she could still have her own space and independence. I wish you all the very best


  2. It seems like this blog is a win-win for all involved. Thank you for sharing your wit and wisdom and being so open about hurdles you encounter with your diagnosis. It is truly a gift for me and all your readers.

  3. aw
    good luck with your mominlaw and especially your fatherinlaw
    made a lot of mistakes dealing with all this
    overall did ok