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

Monday, February 21, 2011

presidents day, moms birthday, bb weekend

today is presidents day in the united states
(in canada its family day)
what that means is that there is usually no school in most
places and no post offices opened, no banks opened, and 
there are sales going on for stuff you dont need

some unlucky schools have to go today as they had to use a 
snow or bad weather day 
thats a good way to ruin families vacation plans

lincoln and washington birthdays were this month so thats where
this all started

maybe we could start decorating and doing sales in january to 
get ready for this eventful day 

have a happy presidents birthday
dont expect any mail which is probably good as most of it is junk
mail now days announcing those sales

today is my moms birthday
she would have been 89 today
she died a few years ago from complications related to  alzhiemiers

those people who were lucky enough to know her before this
disease took over or who were lucky enough for her to have 
provided nursing care to them would gladly remember her today and 
celebrate her birthday

those of you who were my former patients and whom i still 
consider my patients who liked my bedside manner and my 
compassion as a family doctor should know that these  i got 
from my mom

if she was your nurse you would always remember her

rarely ever saw her get mad but she could if she needed to
defend her patients or her family

she never talked badly about anyone

thanks mom 
miss you mom 
glad you are not suffering now
happy birthday 

addendum one of my best friends son has a birthday today
always found it easy to keep up with his birthday 
did not need facebook to remind me 
happy birthday rh

if you dont like basketball just skip this part

this was  a good basketball weekend
longhorns lost to nebraska in an exciting game that went to the
last minute when horns had more than one chance to win 
but they did not pull it off

was first conference lost this year
the adversity of playing this game was what they needed to 
refocus them for the march madness run
hopefully they will respond 

adversity in sports and in life sometimes makes a team or a 
person better if they approach this adversity correctly 

time will tell

then there was the nba dunk contest
pretty impressive
i couldnt do some of those dunks on my sons old fisher price 
basketball goal
will be afraid to watch next years dunk contest as they cant get any 
better but can only get more dangerous

lets see where did my  wife she put my sons old toys and my old 
wont to try to dunk over my john deere lawn tractor

the organic green doctor


  1. Happy Birthday to doc's Mom - she did a good job on the bedside manner - my grandson's 8th birthday today also.

  2. Happy Birthday to your mom, God Bless her for giving the world you. This weekend was kinda empty as we had no blog to read but understand you had other things to do. Don't think I would try that over the Deere dunk, the name "spring" chicken was derived from the spring in the step and like me, you aint no Spring Chicken. Love ya Doc.

  3. Happy Birthday remembrances of your mom. She raised a great son and a wonderful doctor. Yesterday was Kami's birthday, she became your patient 19 years ago and still loves you!

    Donna Lujan

  4. 10 years ago i lost my mom to a heart attack.i could notlook at her in her casket. i wanted to remember the last time i saw her she held my face in her hand and told me how much she loved me and this is the way i wanted to remember her.
    god bless you and i will allways consider you as my doctor.

  5. Happy birthday to your mom! She sounds like a wonderful woman. There has got to be a special place in heaven for great nurses!

  6. aw
    hope your grandson has a good birthday

  7. rn
    took a blog break this weekend
    cant find my old fisher price goal so what
    try that dunk

  8. dl
    hope kl had a good birthday
    tell her happy birthday one day late

  9. I missed hearing from you this weekend. Figured you wanted a break. Happy Birthday to your mom. She must have been an awesome lady to have a son like you.

  10. we still miss you and consider you our doctor!
    Happy Birthday to your Mom and yes, she did raise a wonderful, thoughtful,smart human being!!!

  11. I know that Blake Griffin is something! Good thing he did not bang his head on the backboard. Thats my favorite sport to watch! You had a wonderful teacher in your mom because you certainly have all those characteristics you describe her having. we sure appreciate you!

  12. Happy birthday to ur mom. I lost my dad a few years ago,not easy. She must have been a special women, and i wish i could thank her for giving all of us you!

  13. You could always line the chickens up and dunk over them!

  14. Happy Birthday, Momma Duck! Thank you for Dr. D and all your little ducklings.

  15. Thanks to your mom for bringing such a wonderful person and the best doc ever into the world! Praise and cheers to her! February is a great month for birthdays in our family as well. We have quite a few this month.