Sep 28, 2013

Communication between Doctor and Patient: Is it Important?

Here I just share a story about my own experience. About a month ago, I had a uteri myoma surgery (benign tumor in the uterus) at one hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. Although my residence is in Bogor city, I chose to have surgery there because my main reason was, I already trusted a doctor –let’s say doctor A here- who practices in the hospital and don’t want to switch to another doctor.

I’ve ever tried consulting to a few doctors in Bogor (the city where I live) before, but unfortunately I haven’t met one who can make me comfortable enough to discuss about my health condition. I’m a sensitive type of patient, if there are words -from a doctor- that make
​​me more 'down' or tend to blame, I definitely don’t want to see her/him again. In my opinion, the way of communicating of a doctor to patient is very important. Doctors who able to answer any question, make every patient comfortable, explain the condition of the disease and use positive words are a kind of doctor that we’re looking for, right?
A doctor's waiting room at the hospital

I wanted to visit doctor A because he is a doctor of all sister-in-laws and   they recommended him to me. At our first consultation, he never blamed my fear to surgery and considered it as a humane thing. Doctors who like to ‘blame’ will say things like, " Why don’t you come earlier; the cure is definitely easier if you consult since the beginning; why it’s left too long, blah blah blah ... " He – doctor A - instead asked us to joke with funny stories about fear feeling.

I was afraid of surgery, but I think I’m not the only one. Actually, my main reason for delaying surgery was because of my intention to keep the womb as long as possible as we haven’t been blessed with child. But it turned out none of our alternative efforts was successful, my condition continued to decline with a variety of health problems; I felt I couldn’t wait anymore and must be ready to accept surgery option as the best solution.

Doctor A described my condition with easy-to-understand language, gave encouraging word and hope but still asked me to think realistically. He was also a humble man, "Maybe there are other ways that can heal you, but I did not learn it. Since you come to me, I can only offer an operation option. I will do my best to maintain the uterus as long as its condition still can be maintained. But we can’t keep the uterus that not functioning anymore, right? " At that time, I already surrendered my life to God and entrusted the operation to the doctor A. My husband who always supports gave me more strength that I needed.

I ended the post here but I’ll continue this topic. When preparing to take an operation, we have to consult with different doctors. In my case, we also consult to doctors in anesthesia, cardiac and urology fields; there was another interesting experience to share. See you in the next post :)

Sep 26, 2013

Sky Watch: Vertical Cloud

When visiting the Petuguran Lake, I saw interesting vertical cloud above the Slamet Mountain. Of course, I wouldn’t miss to capture this wonderful sky.
Location : Bumiayu, Central Java Province, Indonesia

Sep 25, 2013

Things That Are Better in the Countryside

The city is all great and good but boy am I glad that we also have the countryside at hand. I can’t ever really picture myself settling down in the country for good because the pace of life is just a bit too relaxed and slow. I have grown up among the hustle and bustle of city streets and find myself a bit unnerved after extended periods of absence from urban life. However, the countryside most definitely has numerous advantages over the city and there are some things that are simply a lot better done within beautiful, tranquil nature.

A wedding is considered to be one of the most special and memorable events in a person’s life. Therefore it requires a venue that conveys these unique qualities. Some people choose to get married in a city location which is fine but I believe that the finest wedding venues are located in the country. Personally, the weddings I have enjoyed the most have involved travelling a certain distance away from everyday surroundings. I think it’s something to do with the fact that it makes the event seem more like a holiday than just another case of two friends going through through the motions of marriage. By organising your wedding in the country you can choose to make a whole weekend out of it, and what’s better than spending a few days with your spouse as well as your nearest friends in idyllic surroundings? Nothing, that’s what. The UK has a number of magnificent yet affordable country wedding venues, such as Sandon Hall in Staffordshire.

Everyone knows that the best markets are to be found in the countryside. Granted, you can encounter country produce shops and markets in cities like London but just think of the amount of time the produce they sell took to arrive at its destination. Country markets are great because you are safe in the knowledge that the goods on sale are both locally sourced and fresh. Sometimes you don’t even have to wait for a market to occur - many farms will have their own shops set up from where they can sell their produce directly. If you’re looking for the freshest food that money can buy this is probably your best option.

Having a Party
Remember that scene in Human Traffic where after their night out they all head to an afterparty in a country manor? Those kinds of shenanigans would simply not be allowed in a city environment - the police would have shut it down before it had even begun. What the country affords is vast, open space where, provided you are remote enough, you can pretty much do what you want. If you choose to have a party in a country cottage, or are fortunate to attend one, then you will be free to play your music as loud as you like and for as long as you like, free from neighbours’ noise complaints and police intervention. Just remember to stock up on food and alcohol since shops in the countryside are few and far between.

Differentiate Between the Natural and Artificial Gems

With rising demand for glass gems, people are now finding it in discount price. They are available in the market and online as well. Choosing a gem needs good knowledge about the gems and its uses.

What Are Glass Gems?
People need to know that in the market, there are many forms of marbles and gems available. So it is important to know what these games are and how to differentiate between one another. They are available in various colors. These gems are found to be having demand as they are used for many purposes. The discount glass gems are available in the market but the price difference should be considered. Usually people prefer to go for natural gem stone which are also available in the market. Choosing has to be done carefully as there are natural stones, glass gems as well as plastic ones. Knowing the difference will help to make a right choice.

How To Differentiate Between One Another?
There are many ways of differentiating one another . Simple ones are:
  • Observance: It is important to know how the natural ones differ in appearance from the artificial ones. This helps to know about the gems and choose the right one
  • Heating Capacity: Naturally, the artificial gems get heated sooner when compared to the natural ones
  • Price: The natural one costs more than the artificial ones and this should be considered while it is a plan to go for natural gems.
But apart from all of these things, the natural gems are usually used as jewelry and not for any other purposes. So it is better to choose the artificial ones when it is time to go for artificial ones.

Where To Purchase?
There are many people who sell these kind of gems. Going to a specific store will let one know about the variety they have and the amount they charge. In some  places one can find these gems in both glass and plastic. So choosing them goes good when it is time to do some craft work or plan a gift item. These things should be worth to know as giving as gift with natural gems might seem to be costly. Having the idea of the gift and giving it with these materials will keep one happy. They find it to be affordable and the one who receives the gift will think that they have natural gems.

Whom To Choose?
When it is time to choose a gem store or website, it is better to plan to get it online as there are many websites which sell these gems. Knowing about them, the variety they sell and the way of delivery will help to choose the best. Not all can do this but there are people who place the order and plan to pay after delivery so that they can check the quality of the gems and make the payment. In case they find it to be of low quality they can always cancel the order. This is possible when the choice of the website is that are worth choosing.

Sep 23, 2013

Red Hat

The hat of a train station head is red!

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