The beauty of winter landscapes is moving us admiring the music and the nature and to a deep thinking as well.
Charles Darwin once observed that it is not the strongest members of species that survive, but the ones that are most adaptable to change. That’s pertitent advice for today’s humans.
Due to the pandemic, we’ve changed a lot. Our attitudes, behavor, preferences.
Digital technology has altered the way we live in smart homes, the way we work, the way how we take care of our health.
Before, we never doubted the doctors’ prescriptions and diagnoses. Now, we do.
Myself, I was three times misdiagnosed. First time, 5 years ago, returning from the around-the-world trip, my legs were swollen. Why? Infection, blood clot or gout ?
Eventually I got through this misery.
Now, diabetis Type 2. Metformin. All of a sudden, the kidney performance dropped by 50 %. Since June 2019 till December 2019, and the whole 2020, my kidney did not work well. Why? Again, misdiagnose: Metformin which was lately recalled in the USA and Canada. But it was still prescribed by the doctors. And we, people, are suffering.
Not long ago I found out that doctors have the right for mistakes : misdiagnoses ( at least 8 %).
This book is published by Internet ( available in Russian and in English versions) shows the sincere thoughts of an old Russian doctor(his work experience more than 50 years). http://eport.fesmu.ru/PolTxt/U0002/memory/sap1.htm
We understand that we all are human beings who can make mistakes.
But…with leverage of new technology we have the right for doubts, checking up doctors’ prescriptions, pharmacists and consultants.
We learn in a hard way: NEVER TRUST NOBODY concering our own health, finances, well-being.
We have to renew ourselves. It’s never too late to learn a new skill set. Don’t underestimate soft skills such as communication, teamwork or flexibility. These are becoming just as important for each individual as for the whole community.
“Adapt and thrive” – that is the motto of every day’s life to be remembered.
As this year 2020 is nearing to the end, I would like to thank my daughter Larisa, who made possible to visit me on my 80-th birthday, among all the restrictions and lockdowns because of COVID-19. She was as a miracle-girl who jumped fron one continent to the other and escaped the contageous disease. Till now I could not believe that it did happen. It seems to me like a dream!
Thanks to my beloved grandson Gleb who gave me a big moral support during this difficult time.
Thanks to Janko who is and always was my inspiration in all projects: let it be home-made foods, or decorative stuffs etc.
His Holly family is very understanding and supportive in all respects.
The friends who are around us, needed to be mentioned at this unusual time. They phoned, sent text messages, photos and videos. Thank you for you all around us !
HAPPY NEW 2021 YEAR to all! All the best for tomorrow and ever!