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, November 5, 2012

done, help out, what time is it


were done with our walks to end alzheimers
combining the three walks our team did we had
successful walks
we had a close to 50 people walk with our teams

i especially enjoyed talking to participants and listening
to their stories
many were tearful ones

this one family had family members who had the disease and
walk in the temple bell county walk every year
they raise more money than any other group

this last year one of the relatives made a quilt of the walk
tshirts for the last few years
now im not a quilt expert like dr bates from the suture for a living
blog or my rainwater brothers wife or my older brothers wife
but the quality of workmanship on this seemed
to be a top notch job

then when you talk to the family and listen to their story
it makes the quilt look ever better

i donate our donation money all to the alzheimers association
because of all the good work its done in alzheimers education and
in getting the government to fund and pass new laws affecting
alzheimers patients and funding

well i do donate occasionally to some kids ball team or band
or elementary school fund raising

but when things come along like katrina did and like the
sandy hurricane thats devastated the northeast
i always do a donation to the relief effort through the red cross
the government cant do it all

please donate to the red cross for its relief effort for those
affected by sandy
donate here at www.redcross.org/lp/sandy


when i go to the alzheimers research center for my followup
visits i do the same neuropsychological tests every time
one of the things i have to do is draw a clock put in the numbers
and draw in the time
glad i didnt have to do that yesterday

yesterday i got up at 4 am
i felt so good because as ive written before this damn aricept
im on messes with my sleep big time
i was so proud i slept in (for me thats sleeping in)
so i did my computer and reading routine
checking my watch several times then
i looked down at the time on my computer
it had set itself to the new time as had my cell phone
damn it

my wife she makes lunch for us on saturdays and sundays
as my reward for being good all week dong my honeydos
the problem was when she got up she moved the time forward
ie she sprung forward instead of falling forward on our clock
in the kitchen
so we had a brunch on sunday instead of lunch

i hate the time change
wish they would leave it alone like in arizona
just make sure that there is the mostest daylight in
the late afternoon and not the morning

so what time is it
my body says one thing and my clock says another

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Yup, but it is always "Five o'clock somewhere."

    yur cowgirl friend