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, February 3, 2011

texas ground hog, winterize, boo ben, wanta know?

well this texas ground hog lives in this area
he did not see his shadow yesterday
spring is near

he must not be a razorback cause he would not need the
jacket or the heat lamp

no this aint right
guess hes warm though

thanks kc, cc, cc, or nc for pic

well if you need to read this and you live around here then
its too late
maybe next year or maybe the next round next week

drip your faucets
glad i did not fix that leaking shower my wife she has been
after me to do-it probably kept things from freezing

if things did freeze if you can find where make sure this is
well insulated for next time
learned my lesson year one after i put in my rainwater system
with multple tanks and pipes, some not covered well, one of
them froze
that wasnt a fun day to go to work

you can quickly use old wadded up newspapers to cover pipes
faucets or even lay on the ground over pipes

after my freezing experience i went over all my pipes and faucets
and insulated and built up the soil over pipes and, knock knock,
have not had a frozen pipe since

this will be the true test this week

remember sometimes you dont know things have frozen until after
things have thawed :(

from yahoo this am
most unpopular nfl football player in the super bowl  is ben roethlisberger
he is 3 times more disliked than any other player

more men know the date of the super bowl than their anniversary

whats the point of knowing if there is no effective treatments or cure
thats one view point

when you receive a positive test you are receiving a death sentence
not soon but in the near future
forget a face, loose your keys, forget a name and you are reminded
of the diagnosis every day

if you know and things deteriorate then you have to give up the car
keys and the check book (thats scarey)

you can arrange for long term care, get  a living will, update your
will, get durable power of attorney, get health care power of
attorney, do a bucket list of things to do, and preserve memories
(which im leaving a record of my journey and my past in this blog
so family can look back and know about my journey)

i wanta know and am glad i know

ralph waldo emerson had dementia in his 60s
when asked how he felt he would say 'quite well, i have lost my
mental faculties but am perfectly well.'

from an article by dr corey patterson in the chicago tribune

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Just a note to assure you that all your friends will be with you on this journey. God bless you.

  2. Okay dr.nash. enough with the negative thoughts and more on the positive side.it's so easy to think negative.if ir wasn't dor you,debra and dr.wazniac i would be dead. i had a hard time knowing that there is three stents in my widow maker,one in my carotid and one in my leg.i know i can have a heart attack and scares mebut i try and think positive and push all of the negatives out of my mind.
    each sunday i put you and your family on the prayer list at church and often pray for you
    go with God..