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, August 18, 2011

post cut, the exam, planking doctor

survived the dermatology visit
wasnt too bad
a freeze here and a needle there with a swift swipe of
a razor blade and that ole skin cancer is gone

(my wife she got woozy again when i told her about this
hope she doesnt read this and get fainty again)

now back to those preventative measures
good sun screen
floppy hat to cover face and neck
long sleeve shirts
keep that beard
avoid the heat of the day when the sun rays are the
not a problem this summer for me
its too dang hot
watch for any new lesions cropping up
if they do get them zapped

dermatologists will always have business wont they

the hardest part of all of these evaluations i have had and will
have in the future is not the mris or pet scans or the blood
draws or even the spinal tap
its the neuropsychological exams
ive had 4 now in the last year
its like taking an exam where no one can get a hundred
then the parts of the exam on short term memory frustrates me
as it reminds me that yes you do have a problem even though
you arent always noticing it

well today have to get an 8 hour one required by my disability
they want an independent neuropsychological exam
before they make a decision on my case
(my policy was written so that if i cant do my job as a
family physician then i should be covered)

dont look forward to doing it today but know it has to be done
i get to do another one for the research study in 2 months
then i will get a long break without having to do them

here is the organicgreen doctor planking in his garden

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Love the planking
    your garden looks great

  2. ain
    its suffering from the heat and lack of rain
    need rain and cooler temps

  3. your planking picture cracks me up! so funny. glad you can take care of the cancer. that's scary!