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, July 9, 2012

family reunion

everyone should have one of these
our family is scattered across the us
we communicate digitally a lot
with facebook email texting skyping and
yes sometimes the old fashion way
a phone call
and even rarely a letter

a reunion is a way to bring all these people together
once a year to catch up on everyone
seems everyone gets greyer wider slower but
we all look alike
seems we get to look more alike every year

this year was more special i think
one brother who has alzheimers had just gone through a
difficult time requiring hospitalization
but has been out for a few days after being

we got to see him at the nursing home then he later
came to the reunion
i think he got the most out of us all getting together
yes i think he was the one

it was good for us to see him better and able
to interact with us better
this made this years reunion special

we added  a feature this year
we got some of the oldest siblings to sit and talk about
our ancestory and what our parents were like when they
were younger and where they lived and where they lived
when they were early in their marriage
what kind of work did they do
what their parents were like
it was things we should all know about our families
yes the good and the bad and the ugly

not many families are getting this chance now days as
we all get strung out and isolated from each other

i also took my time and talked about alzheimers and what
happened with my story (see at the top of this blog the
three links to a video and two articles on that)
this was things my family needed to hear and really all of
you need to know about as we  head into the alzheimer
onslaught that is coming

ok i cried only once

a good reunion
look forward to next year

a shout our to my great niece brandy who took all the men and
the elders to the finals of the reunion checker tournament before
barely getting beat out by a nephew
you go girl

the organicgreen doctor


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed your family reunion.
    I don't ever go to mine because my extended family is gossipy and mean. I just stay away from them.
    You are lucky that you have a good family.