Living with this pandemic

September 20, 2020

While each day seems long, the weeks and months seem to fly by. It is hard to believe that we have been living with this pandemic for six months now. We don’t know how much longer it will be but we seem to have adjusted to this new way of life. Some of us well and some of us not so well.
It’s amazing to me the role technology plays in our daily lives and how important it has become. What would life be like without our computers, televisions, cell phones, and online games? Fortunately, we have them and can rely on them.
Technology has changed my practice as well as all of medicine. I am able to actually view my patients in real time on my computer from the comfort of my home. No longer do I have to drive to and from the office unless I choose to do so. While I don’t think that therapy is the same as being in the office with a patient, teletherapy may be just as effective. But I am old school.
Do we appreciate our technology or do we take it for granted? Today and yesterday, the power went out in my home. No computer, no television, no Amazon but I did have the cell phone fortunately. This was just a reminder of how dependent we are on our machines.
I believe that one of the positives, if we can call it that, of the pandemic is the realization of how fortunate we are to live in this time when technology makes our lives safer, healthier, more comfortable, and more interesting.
How would we manage the pandemic without it?