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

Friday, September 30, 2011

wtea t-14, why, pic rain gauge


donate to your local walk to end alzhiemers
donate $1, $5, $10 or more
either at the local walk or do it electronically by going to
the alzheimers association  website www.alz.org

my organicgreendoctor.com team is walking saturday
october 15, 2011 here in austin at 800 am

donate and or join my team at this link
no amount is too small
do it at this website or donate at the walk or mail
me a check and ill take care of it for you

help fight this devastating disease

tomorrow my wife she and i will be doing a walk to end
alzheimers at georgetown texas as our warm up walk
before the one for our team in two weeks

this is why i have made the support of the walk to end alzhiemers
an issue in this blog
it is to help me and probably to help you
i have it and you will be affected by this disease sometime in
your future if not already

my mother was a nurse and many of you who read this had her
as your nurse in the hospital or had her help you with something
medical at your home
you know that she was a special nurse and a special person
she suffered with this terrible disease and reached the final stages
of the disease when she died

my father was a minister and many of you sat in his churches and
listened to his preaching
looking back although not officially diagnosed and looking at the
symptoms he was having i realize now that he had alzheimers and
was in the middle stages when he died of a heart attack
he was spared those final stages

my close relative younger than me has had alzheimers disease
now for about 5 years
many of you have seen that person slowly develop the disease
such that he is now in the middle stages of the disease

i was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment amnestic type
thought probably to be from alzheimers disease
i am lucky as my symptoms are minimal right now and no one
really notices i have a problem even my wife friends or family

i am able to be an advocate for the alzhiemers movement while
im able to do so in a productive way without being limited by my

ive have chosen the alzheimers association to be the charity i
support because it is for a cause that has affected me personally
and my family members and will eventually affect you also
its almost a 100% chance youll be affected
probably no other disease can be said to affect so many people

the walk to end alzheimers is a big fund raiser for the alzheimers
association each year

they have been the big support for caregivers, sources of
information on the disease, advocates for research and
for legislation to help fight the disease eg napa

we and you need your support

i reposted the rain gauge picture yesterday
if you missed it here it is

the organicgreen doctor

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