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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

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

it was his birthday


this is what donald duck looked like when he was first created
this is from the website which chronicles his journey

when i was a kid my rainwater brother and i would try to talk like donald duck as we watched saturday morning cartoons on tv
until my mom would kick us outside to paly all day

over time i got better at talking like donald duck 
such that you could mostly understand what i was saying in donald duck language

last sunday donald duck turned 90
he doesnt look that old does he

he was started to be a side kick for mickey mouse
he donald was more aggressive and well sort of moody and grumpy
he also had a donald duck temper
which i have but it doesnt manifest itself very often
when it does i become a dr jekyll mr hyde person
once i would have murdered someone if i could have gotten my hands on them
lucky for them i was 20 miles away on the phone with them

i noticed as i was seeing kids in my medical practice that that they liked when i talked to them like donald duck
some even called me dr duck

i still have signs that were given to me by patients that says dr duck on them

when patients would go to disneyworld or disneyland they would bring back pictures with donald duck or a donald duck souvenir doll or a signed donald duck autograph
they proudly gave them to me when they came in to the office

before i retired someone built this shadow box for some of my donald duck characters
thanks dc and mc
now i had boxes of them to chose from
these are the ones that made the cut
most were given to me by patients and by my motherinlaw

the rest were either donated or sold as fundraiser when we moved
one person bought a lot of the donald duck stuff at our moving sale

i still do my donald duck voice for my grandkids
they are use to it and dont enjoy it as much as they did when they were younger
my younger son does a donald duck voice so his kids are use to it
his son is practicing his voice regularly so maybe he will carry on the donald duck voice tradition

in my practice i would use the voice to calm down my young patients 
sometimes they would quieten down and allow me to examine them

i did find though that younger kids less than one didnt usually appreciate donald duck as much as when they got older

i talk to the kids in the preschool next door to our community garden in my donald duck voice and whenever we do a tour of younger kids in the garden
one thing they all say is 
do it again do it again

i use to have patients cry when they left my office
whats wrong mom asked
he didnt talk like donald duck

some would tell mom
im sick i need to see dr duck

happy belated birthday donald
your voice has entertained hundreds of kids via my voice over the years

thank you for the inspiration

the organicgreen doctor

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