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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

the last times

we are having a lot of these this month
some are peaceful
some are not
some are tearful
i did a talk to a group of about 20 people
telling my story and talking about new clinical research
on alzheimers disease

as i was standing up there talking
i looked out over the group
some ive sat on the alzheimers committee with
some were my patients
some have heard me talk before

i realized this would be my last time to do
an alzheimers talk in texas

i recently attended this years committee meeting
for the williamson county alzheimers texas walk in georgetown texas
on september 23rd
i realized it would be my last meeting

if you have walked with me in the past or want to
in the future
i will have a team in the walk
the organicgreendoctor team
it will be my last time to do the walk
put that on your calender

the other day i went to heb grocery store
as i was shopping
i stopped and looked around
this is my last time to shop here

there is no heb like store in santa barbara
i thought to myself
ill probably have to shop at 2 or 3 places just to get what we need

we plan to have a last run on chuys
one of our favorite mexican food places

i recently did my last landscape at habitat for humanity
it was my last time to work there
i sure learned a lot over the last few years

this last homeowner was fun to design her yard for
this is done with not much funding

she wanted herbs in her front bed instead of shrubs
so i added oregano mexican oregano lavender rosemary
i also added a raised veggie bed that can easily be

i later went back alone
stood on the street
taking it in
this doing these habitat builds sure makes you feel good inside

this week on friday
i run my last meals on wheels route
some of the folks i have been delivering meals to for
5 years
ill say bye to each of them
another feel good inside volunteer opportunity

they desperately need volunteers to deliver meals
you can pick a day a week
be a sub when someone cant deliver
some folks just do 1 or 2 days a week

you want feel bad about it if you do it

here is the link to how to volunteer
they need your help

our old dog maverick
he is 15+ years old
he is in poor health
some days he cant hardly get around
some days he acts like a puppy
last winter i thought he was agoner more than once

we have decided
to have him put to sleep
here at the country n
where he has had a good life
protecting the place
protecting my wife she
who says she always feels safe knowing he is protecting her

this may be the hardest thing about moving
we know if he could talk he was say
i am ready
i want to go here not at some other place

some last times are feel good
some last times arent

we must move on
we have our memories

the organicgreen doctor


  1. You've done so much good here in Texas and it's now time for you to continue your good in Cali! Plus you need to be there for Ms. B. To pass your awesome knowledge to her and your other grandchildren (present and future). A piece of your heart will always be here! We are grateful for everything you and your wife have done. I think we all know that she's a huge part of your giving nature and is your major supporter! Even though you'll be a thousand + miles away, we will hear from you from your posts. Wishing you the best with your new chapters of you life! Safe travels to you and your wife!

  2. The stuff. It has served its purpose.
    But Maverick is another story.....I still miss my
    Gemini ...but it had to be. We are caretakers and cardgivers only...so mote it be.