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

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

happy anniversary


today is my anniversary
no i dont mean my wife she and i s anniversary
its the anniversary of this blog
number 3

one saturday afternoon 3 years ago my wife she said
to me after i came inside after working in the yard
i want you to see this pbs show
its about this lady thats started writing this blog just
to help herself
it was therapeutic
then she shared some with her friends
then they shared it
now its a popular blog that makes her a 6 figured salary

in the back of my mind i had always wanted to do a blog
to write about being a doctor organic gardening rainwater collection
solar power green living

so i told my wife i bet i could do that
so i sat down the first day and wrote a short paragraph defining
what i would blog about

then 3 months later i was hit with my diagnosis
mild cognitive impairment amnestic type that is thought to be
due to alzheimers disease

this changed the focus of this blog some
but i didnt want it to be just about alzheimers disease as many people
who get diagnosed do with their blog
i usually blog about alzheimers only on friday using it to educate folks
about the disease and to promote any fundraising walks or educational
talks that are being done and to let people know where i am
with this disease

ive continued to blog about my original ideas on organic gardening solar
power rainwater collection green living and anything else i find interesting

i also post my blog on twitter and facebook

my blog is read by people all across the us and several countries

here are my statistics
total pageviews 272,652
readership in order us germany china ukraine united kingdom
total posts including this one 885
total comments 1255 on the blog not counting the facebook comments

most popular posts
mild cognitive impairment amnestic type 12/25/10
last day thanks 12/22/10
abbie 5/10/12
my final answer part two 7/22/11
begetting rainwater collection 4/12/12

the hardest post to write
last day thanks 12/22/10
any post about my younger brother and his story with alzheimers

the hardest post to read
the same as above

so as i take a week hiatus from blogging
i want to thank you that read this blog
i hope that
i make you smile some every day
make you think
make you greener
make you an advocate for alzheimers disease

the organicgreen doctor


  1. You do so much good with your blog...thank you for sharing your personal stories on alzheimers as well as the 'green' ones and upbeat ones!

  2. Where is my 6 figure salary? Where is my 1 figure?
    Happy Anniversary Doc! Keep the party going!

    1. karen
      mine is a 2 figure salary
      and your anniversary is
      keep writing