ROJoson’s Facebook Timelines Has Reached Quota as of June 2017

My Facebook Timelines has reached the 5000 friends limit as of June 12, 2017.  I cannot add more requests.  Actually, I have reached the limit last May 2017.  I just did “unfriending” for the inactive friends.   There is a limit to my doing “unfriending.”


Thus, I decided to create a Reynaldo O Joson 2 Facebook Group and Reynaldo O Joson Page.

These 2 will be an extension of my original Facebook Timelines.

For the information of those interested to be my Facebook friends.



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Work, just work and keep busy

If you are poor — work.

If you are rich — continue to work.

If you are burdened with seemingly unfair responsibility, work.

If you are happy — keep right on working.  Idleness gives you room for doubts and fears.

If disappointments come — work.

If sorrow overwhelms you and loved ones seem not true — work.

When faith falters and reason fails — just work.

When dreams are shattered and hope seems dead — work as if your life were in peril.

Whatever happens or matters — work.

Work faithfully — work with faith.

Work is the greatest material remedy available.

Work will cure both mental and physical afflictions

— From the “Silent Partner”

Keep busy.

If you are unhappy, keep busy doing something.  Keep busy doing something for yourself but more importantly for others.   Chances are higher you will regain happiness when do something for others.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.  Proverbs 16:3






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Preparedness to Respond to Destructive Earthquake

With the spate of earthquakes in Philippines lately, particularly in Batangas, we should be reminded to review and reassess our preparedness to respond to destructive earthquake.
How prepared are we individually? for our family? as a priority!
Self-assessment questions:
– Do we know how to anticipate collapse of a building or falling of objects so as to avoid injuries for ourselves and for our family?
– Do we know how to protect ourselves from collapse of a building or falling of objects?
– When do we do duck, cover and hold?
– When do we evacuate a building?
– Where do we evacuate?
– When do we go back to the building?
– Do we know how to protect ourselves when we are driving or riding in a vehicle when there is an earthquake?
– Do we know how to protect ourselves when we are in the beach when there is a danger of tsunami?
If you have comprehensive and correct answers to the above questions and you have a plan even mental plan, then you are prepared to respond to destructive earthquake.
If you are not prepared yet. prepare now to be prepared!!!!!!
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Watch and Wait in Medicine and Earthquake

April 8, 2017 – afternoon – I experienced an earthquake situation while I was attending a lecture in Asian Institute of Management.

One of my insights is on Watch and Wait.

Watch and wait, watchful waiting, wait and see and wait and watch are phrases one sees in the Internet.  They carry the same concept. They are applicable in medicine and non-medicine setting.

In the medical setting, watch and wait, watchful waiting and the like is an approach to a medical problem in which time is allowed to pass before medical intervention or therapy is used.

In the non-medical setting, wait and see, wait and watch, and the like is an approach to a problem in which one wait to find out what will happen before doing or deciding something.

In the earthquake that I experienced on April 8, 2017, in the midst of the lecture, we saw the slide on the screen quivering (I saw it moving up and down rather than sideways). We initially though it was due to a computer or LCD glitch.  After a few seconds, we felt the earthquake or shake.  The earthquake stopped for a while.  After a few seconds, we felt another shaking of the building and also we saw the quivering of the slide.   Note: This was slide that quivered.


During the second shake, some participants were thinking of ducking until a table. However, there was only one table (there were about 50 participants).  I decided to stand up and duck under the frame of the door.  After the second shake, the group decided to vacate the building and went to the open ground outside the building of AIM.  After 30 minutes, the facility building officer declared safe to return to the building.

So, essentially, during the earthquake, the group did watch and wait or wait and see. During the second shake, the group was deciding to duck under a sturdy structure. After the second shake, the group decided to vacate the building, went to the open ground and waited for the building officer for advice.

Watch and wait, watchful waiting, wait and see and wait and watch carry the same concept.  They are applicable in medicine and non-medicine setting.

What are important to know are that there should be very closed watch or monitoring to enable timely and hopefully correct action and that this approach is not foolproof (does not guarantee 100% good outcome but it is most practical at best – as the building may collapse while doing wait and see or in the medical setting, the patient may suddenly develop severe complication during watchful waiting which may not be controlled anymore).


Watchful Waiting as a Treatment Modality for Medical Conditions


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5S on my digital files

April 8, 2017

With the Holy Week coming up, I plan to spend the holidays doing 5 S again (sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain) on my digital files in my USBs, external hard drives, laptop, and cameras.

I have 29 USBs as of April 8, 2017.  I currently have files in 25 USBs.


I use the USBs as folders for my digital files.  For example, one USB for hospital administration files; one for safe hospital initiative; one for personal files; one for breast files; one for thyroid and parathyroid files; one for gallbladder files; one for medical education files; one for Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center Department of Surgery files; one for Medical Anecdotal Reports; one for skin and soft tissue files; etc.

I have 4 functional external hard drives.  One is used for backing up files in USBs. One contains my videos of yesteryears. One contains archived files (non-active files). One serves as a back-up of the videos and archived files.

I have files in my laptop which I have to transfer to the USBs.

I have camera files which I have to transfer to the USBs.

With so many files, starting this year, there will be files which I will put in the cloud without a copy in my USBs.  As much as possible, there will be back-up copies in the cloud (Facebook, Google Site, and

Lately, I lost some files due to corruption of the USBs.  I have to reconstruct the files which I was not to back-up right away.   SAD.  😦


  1. Have to back-up all files right away.
  2. Have to fix the USB hubs which may be corrupting my USBs.
  3. Have to read on how to retrieve files from corrupted USBs before re-formatting.
  4. Have to discard the defective USBs (not to re-use it anymore after re-formatting).

Note: I still have a lot of hard copies of documents that I used in teaching medical education and surgery circa circa 1991 that I have to digitalize.  I plan to scan the hard copies hopefully before the year ends again (I was not able to complete this task last year).


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Patient Delight Manifested in Food Gifts

April 8, 2017

Patient delight manifested in food gifts – 17apr8 – Saturday clinic – from 5 patients – 3 under the ROJoson’s Patient Assistance Program (one from Samar, one OFW from Jordan, and one from a nearby province) and two patients greatly relieved that they didn’t have to be operated on their breasts after all.





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STEWARDSHIP CREED (St. Andrew the Apostle Parish Church)

I believe in the God of love and mercy
who has chosen me
to be a steward of Mother Church.

I believe in the power of loving like Jesus;
because love is the only way to righteousness.
I believe in the power of giving,
because giving is the best proof of loving.

I believe in freely offering my time.
I believe in humbly sharing my talents.
I believe in generously sacrificing my treasures.
For I know, perfect renunciation leads to unlimited fruitfulness.

I believe that the best time to give is now,
not tomorrow.
Much is asked of me,
because much has been given to me.

I will be the first to give.
I will not wait for the others.
I will keep on giving even if others do not give.
I will not be afraid to have none.
I believe that the Lord will always provide;
He will take care of me
and bless me with infinite rewards on earth and in heaven.

I will keep my needs and wants simple and few;
for I believe that in ridding my heart of selfishness,
I will grow in holiness and happiness.

I am a steward of the Lord.
I will return all gifts to Him with abundant yield!
I praise the Lord for His goodness and graciousness
now and forever.


Caritas Manila – Stewardship Prayer

O Lord, giver of life and source of freedom, I know that all I have received is from your hand. Gracious and loving God, You call us to be stewards of Your abundance, the caretakers of all you have entrusted to us. Help us to always use Your gifts wisely and teach us to share them generously. Send the Holy Spirit to work through us, bringing Your message to those we serve. May our faithful stewardship bear witness to the love of Jesus Christ in our lives. We pray with grateful hearts, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Examples of Stewardship:

  • Patient Assistance Program
  • Donations to the Church 2nd Collection for Alay Kapwa
  • Donations to Caritas Manila (Segunda Mana)
  • Public Health Education





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