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

Monday, April 7, 2014

one thousand

today as i looked at the counter on my blog its said
so when i publish this blog in a few minutes
it will flip over to 1000

i guess thats like when your car flips over to 1000000

when i think about it
i wonder how in the heck did i think of all those things
to write about
for someone who doesnt consider himself to be a writer
it still seems unreal that i could have written about
that many things
who would have thought it

this blog started over three years ago when i was still
in practice
i had being thinking about doing one but had never
taken the step to get started
one saturday i was outside working in the yard
when i came in for lunch my wife she said
you need to watch this story i dvred about this
lady who wrote this blog that had become extremely

my wife she said you could do that you know

so i sat down dirty clothes and all
and signed up my blog on google
and started blogging

my original purpose was to write about organic gardening
rainwater harvesting solar power recycling green living
and to add a splash of medical stuff using my day to day
experiences in my office to write about the medical stuff

then after a few months i got diagnosed with mild
cognitive impairment amnestic type thought to be from
alzheimers disease
had to quit practicing medicine
was placed on aricept donepezil for the diagnosis
entered as a study subject in the alzheimers disease
neuroimaging initiative (adni) the largest and most
important study ever done on alzheimers disease
a real life changing event

i redirected the focus of this blog some to alzheimers disease
to educate folks about the disease
to write about what happens to me with my diagnosis
and how i feel about it
and how my wife she and i deal with it
over the following time ahead when i can continue to write

my condition seems stable maybe a slight drop off in things
im hoping to get into a treatment study soon that may show
some promise in slowing down the disease
time will tell on that

the two hardest blogs i have written were

the last day thanks blog


the one about my younger brother joe
who had lost his battle with alzheimers disease
even today when i go back to read those blogs i tear up
they also have been two of my most read blogs

another blog i wrote about abbie
a young middle school former patient of mine
about her life being born without
a left lower arm and how she perseveres with everything
she does
she is an amazing student for whom i have a lot of admiration

i hope that i have educated you folks about alzheimers disease
helping you to know what kind of workup needs done
what treatments are available
what research is being done
what you can be doing nowfor yourselves your family
to slow down or prevent the disease
what resources are out there for you to help deal with the diagnosis

several people have been routed to alzheimers research studies
thanks to this blog

i also think ive infected quite a few folks with the rainwater collection
something we need more of in this droughty weather we have right now

i also hope that i have inspired and educated you about organic gardening
and have inspired you enough to go out and try it in your yard

then i hoped that i have made you smile occasionally

i do want to apologize to my wife she
for all the times ive picked on her
shes a good sport she is
she is a good wife

heres to another 1000 postings
heres to finding a cure for alzheimers disease

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Enjoy your blog organicgreen doctor. Keep up the good work. Hope there are many more in years to come.

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  3. “I don’t deserve someone as wonderful as [TOGD], and he sure doesn’t deserve someone as trying as me [my wife she]. But I’m insanely lucky and he’s incredibly patient. He [hub he] is the delight of my life.”
    ~Acknowledgement “borrowed” from The End of Your Life Book Club (329)

  4. Thanks for everything. Can't wait to read the next 5000.
    Cowgurl friend