Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A to Z Challenge

A TO Z OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 Moshi Moshi Retro Handset - Pink A lady who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis once told me that she found out about her disease in a very scary way. She came home very late from work one night and she saw her garage door closed.  She put the breaks on so she could park her car in the driveway. Instead she ended up crashing into her garage door. The car stopped because there was a wall in front.  By this time her husband and her older kid woke up and ran downstairs.  She was puzzled and started telling her side of the story while getting off of the car. She could not get out, her feet seemed like they were frozen and she fell on the garage floor.  It was very hard for them to convince their homeowner's insurance and their auto insurance that she was not drunk. They went through several tests and finally she was diagnosed. As sad as she was, it was a relief for her. Today she wears a medical alert pendant and she knows that she will be taken care of in an emergency. We started talking about today's Technology and compared age old telephones and other method of communication to today's cell phones and smart phones. She is just thankful that it is because of technology that she is able to read on internet a lot more about her disease. Also now people like her are using modern kind of wheel chairs because of technology.  I told her that if it was not for technology we would not have Twitter and we both laughed.

                                       

7 comments:

Launna said...

How cute, I love technology... Twitter included ;)

Jessica Peterson said...

A friend of mine discovered she had MS in a similar manner (without the car and the crash). I guess technology can be useful, although it terrifies me at times.

Have fun with a-z.

Ruth said...

Technology can be very useful. At times, I miss before all the technology. The health information is one of the great things.

Shelly said...

Technology can be so valuable, as your friend's case shows us. Even Twitter!

Ghadeer said...

In other cases, it isn't always a good thing that just about anyone with access to the internet can find out about their sicknesses. Alot of people self-diagnose and panic unnecessarily, and the internet can never replace the expert advice of a doctor who personally checks you and gives you your unique condition.

Just try putting in some of your syptoms in Google when you're not feeling well and you'll see why it can be a bad idea!

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

Eep. I hope someday they can cure this woman and others who suffer from MS.

Teresa Cypher said...

Technology has done a lot of good things . Everything in moderation .