Gracefully surrendering the things of youth – by the Josons

Today, December 10, 2017, my son, Rey Benjamin Joson, had a picture-taking with the young Philippine Windsurfing Team members.  He was previously part of the Team when he was younger.

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IMG_2292In December 4, 2017, I had a picture taking with the graduates of the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Program of the Philippine General Hospital which I started in 1990.  I am already retired from PGH.  I look forward to the take-over of these young Head and Neck Surgeons.

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Gracefully surrendering the things of youth! Desiderata

Older people giving way to the younger people! 

Give way to the young! 


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Gracefully surrendering the things of youth – the Josons

Today, December 10, 2017, my son, Rey Benjamin Joson, had a picture-taking with the young Philippine Windsurfing Team members.  He was previously part of the Team when he was younger.

lance_phil_windsurf_team_anilao_17dec10

IMG_2292In December 4, 2017, I had a picture taking with the graduates of the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Program of the Philippine General Hospital which I started in 1990.  I am already retired from PGH.  I look forward to the take-over of these young Head and Neck Surgeons.

head_neck_onco_graduates_edsa_shang_17dec4

Gracefully surrendering the things of youth! Desiderata

Older people giving way to the younger people! 

Give way to the young! 


ROJ@17dec10

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The Surgical Team

The Surgical Team

Reynaldo O. Joson, MD

 

Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Objectives

Recommended Preparations

 

I. The Surgical Team

II. Responsibilities of Members of the Surgical Team

III. Performance of the Surgical Team

 

Post-test

Answers to Post-test

Recommended Follow-up

About the Author

 

Primary Intended Users:

  • Students of Medicine ( Physicians and Nurses)
  • Surgical Trainees

 

Estimated Study Time: One hour

 

Reynaldo O. Joson, MD

November 1992



Note: I was not able to complete this self-instructional program in 1992.


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The Operating Room Environment

The Operating Room Environment

The Operating Room

Reynaldo O. Joson, MD

 

Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Objectives

Recommended Preparations

 

I. The Operating Room Environment

II. Sources of Contamination

III. Basic Operating Room Set-up

IV. Proper Operating Room Decorum

V. Responsibilities of Operating Room Personnel / Aseptic and Antiseptic Techniques

VI. Sterilization of Operating Instruments and Supplies

 

Post-test

Answers to Post-test

Recommended Follow-up

About the Author

 

Primary Intended Users:

  • Students of Medicine ( Physicians and Nurses)
  • Surgical Trainees

 

Estimated Study Time: One hour

 

Reynaldo O. Joson, MD

November 1992



Note: I was not able to complete this self-instructional program in 1992.


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ROJoson’s Notes on Operation

Circa 1991

Operation 

Indicated or not?

Proper performance of an operation (successful)

  • Maintain sterility and cleanliness of operative field
  • No iatrogenic injury
  • Gentle handling of tissues
  • Avoid unnecessary blood loss
  • No unnecessary maneuvers
  • No unnecessary destruction of tissues
  • Not too long
  • No unnecessary expenses charged to patients

Achieve objectives of the operation (cure, others)

No complications

  • live patients
  • no unwanted side events
    • from patient’s point of view
    • from surgeon’s point of view

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Closing Remarks – ROJoson – MDH Cancer Crusaders Club – 17dec3

Merry Christmas to all!

Happy 30th anniversary of the MDH Cancer Crusaders Club!

Imagine we have reached 30 years of existence as a cancer support group.  This is a great feat!  We are probably the longest surviving cancer support group in the Philippines!

We must congratulate Dr. Elsie Dancel, Ms. Beth Tumambing, the Secretariat , You the Cancer Crusaders, and of course, the Manila Doctors Hospital which has been supportive of the MDH Cancer Crusaders Club for the past 30 years.

I am happy to see all of you again this year, enjoying the program, enjoying life, and most important of all, staying alive and kicking despite the odds, despite the presence of the cancer challenge.

Congratulations again to all of you, Cancer Crusaders.

There is a sharing that I will give this year.

Heavenly Father,

I consider the illness that I got is your trial for me. 

I wholeheartedly accept this because I trust in your plan for me.

Nevertheless, I still pray please help me in overcoming this illness and trial with a cure as much as possible and without much suffering.

Help me to have faith that you will never leave my side. 

Whatever be the outcome of my illness and trial, I will thank you and say, “thy will be done.”  Amen.

This was  a prayer which I formulated in 2014.  This was a prayer that tried to answer the question they kept on asking me why they got the illness (answer in the prayer: trial from the Heavenly Father as no physician can give answers on absolute and exact causes).  The prayer also tried to promote acceptance of the illness and outcomes of whatever treatment (as no physician like me can guarantee cure – there is a saying, “cure sometimes, relief often, and comfort always”).  Most important of all, the prayer provides COMFORT through trust and faith in the Heavenly Father and full acceptance of His plan.

Aside from the prayer, I like to repeat what I told you last year.

First, trust in God. Trust in your God.  Entrust to Him your life.  Surrender your life to Him. Hope for the best but let Him decide what is best for you.  Accept His decision and you will be happy and contented.

Second, enjoy life as best as you can. Do good deeds and do not hurt other people.  We don’t know when the end of life will come.  We don’t know whether the cancer will recur or not.  There is always a possibility.  We don’t know God’s plan for us.  Enjoy the material things in life prudently but most important of all, have a clear conscience and obtain happiness by doing good deeds to other people and do not hurt other people in whatever way.

That’s all.  Again, congratulations and Merry Christmas!

Dr. Rey

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December 1, 2017 – Rise and Regain – Productive Day

Today, December 1, 2017, the first day of the month, is a good day to rise and regain.

Christmas on the Air!

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I spent the day productively:

  • Online coaching for Salubris Medical Center
  • Gym at Rockwell Club
  • Movie with wife – Murder on the Orient Express
  • Smart – payment and inquiry on cellphone
  • Senior Citizen allowance
  • SMS medical consults
  • Siesta
  • Walked the dog
  • Flexing and Stretching Exercise
  • Dinner
  • Blogging
  • Clutter management (will finish a file tonight)
  • Medical Anecdotal Reports (2005)

Will sleep at 1130 pm at the latest.


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Never Forget

Here are the lyrics.

Please, Will you come home? Will you stay with me?
Say you’ll laugh, say you’ll understand
Say you’ll dance with me
Say you’ll smile that silly smile for me
Say you’ll hold me in your arms so sweet
Will you come home? Will you come home to me?
Home, my love

We will never forget you
You will never leave
In our hearts we kept you
We’ll be safe

You’ll remember all the days of summer sun
Hold me close in dark November
Before the winter comes

Tell me all the things you wish for
Tell me all that you would want to live for
When you come home, when you come home to me
Home, my love

All the days of sorrow will vanish in tomorrow
You can count on me, my love
To be here
We will all be ready, love and kindness steady
We will never forget you
You are home, my love

 

ROJ@17dec1

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