As the year comes to a close (what, again!?!), I’ve been thinking about some of the things I’ve learned and discovered in 2010. Here is my random list:
3. How truly happy my sister Shelley is, and how much she loves me.
4. An endoscopy is as important as a colonoscopy, since it shows what’s happening in our digestive tract and stomach.
6. There’s something called a dying process that we should understand if we’re attending to a critically sick friend or relative. It’s not fun information but the knowledge clears up some common misconceptions.
7. Quality hearing aids cost over $6,000!
8. If you’ve got any say, do not automatically advise someone who is over eighty to undergo surgery if she breaks a hip. The hip will heal by itself. The surgery is way too risky at this age, mentally and physically.
9. Dyeing your hair lighter does not necessarily make you look younger.
10. Reportedly “trustworthy” media often gives us incomplete, inaccurate and untrustworthy information. If you really care about something, thoroughly check it out, even if it’s in The New York Times.
I’ve got tons more, but that’s all for now, my FOF friends! I’d love to hear some of what you’ve learned.