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

Thursday, January 27, 2011

pedestrian textin n walkin, wedding journey, mulch not dirt, sage

from an ap story about texting and walking
can chew gum and walk without causing problems but
texting and walking can be a problem

some examples
two women texting and walking their babies in baby
strollers ran right into each other-head on collision
luckily no harm done

a women was texting the birthdate of someone to a friend
who had texted her    
she was in another city  and walked into a water fountain    
it was caught on video and is now on youtube    
got several million hits     shes suing    thats american

another lady was texting and walked in front of a oncoming
luckily she did not get hit

the reporter observed that 1 in 10 pedestrians were walking
and texting

then there was a panhandler who was sitting and texting while
seeking donations    
now that aint right

now dont text and drive (always thought that was supid but will
admit have done it before) and now dont text and walk

my son he and his fiance she are on their way on their journey
(go to google to the right and type in wedding journey to
know more)
they are on schedule
they only have a few months to go
am told will have to wear tux
blue jeans boots and string tie wont do

a recent article about granger texas returning to normal after
making true grit scenes there    
the dirt streets seen in the movie are the streets in granger
but with mulch scattered over the streets to look like dirt

man sure could have used some of that in my compost pile
wonder if it was cedar

if you think you could have alzheimers or mild cognitive impairment
you should go to this web site www.sagetest.osu.edu

this is a test developed by ohio state university department of
neurology  division of cognitive neurology

this is a self administered test that you can do on yourself or
friend or relative    
there are instructions on scoring the test

if you or they dont score well then you should see a physician
for further evaluation

my diagnosis is early mild cognitve impairment
i took the test this am and got everything correct
however when was given a 2 hour neuropsychological exam i
failed the part on short term memory (it was a more involved testing)

because i had a normal evaluation 15 months ago and then had
the abnormal one recently plus the fact ive noted subtle changes plus
my strong family history of alzheimers got me to where i am now-
retired and on aricept (donnepezil)

the organicgreen doctor


  1. You're going to be a very handsome father-of-the-groom in your tux!

  2. I thought pressed jeans, shined boots, jacket and string tie was a tux... a Texas tux. :)

  3. A country farm boy in a penguin suit, it ain't right......

  4. jg
    i agree
    may not go over good in calif