I don't usually make a habit of posting about
articles consisting of lists of things (people can get that sort of thing for themselves, if they want it), but every now and then I do see such an article that really does make one stop and think.
I found a list that reminds me just how profoundly
the web has changed everything, and altered forever how we do so many things.
Maybe it's because I'm one of us old enough to remember the pre-computer, pre-Internet, times, when almost all of the things we can do by computer today, and probably take for granted now, would have been thought science fiction
just a few decades, or even years, ago.
The article below cites twenty significant areas where the web has so dramatically made for such enormous change in how we do some pretty important things.
And note how my thread title even suggests a relevance to how we deal with PCa. If you do read through the article, noting all the areas of change, think about
just how much harder it was in pre-Internet days to do things like: gather information, make appointments, contact people, keep medical records, buy health items, or even get a map to help you find the doctor's office, before the arrival of the Internet.
So perhaps it's good now and then to be reminded of just how significantly the web has changed things, and, frankly, made so many things so much easier to do.
Bearing in mind that the web, the practical form of it that we use now, is in reality only about
thirty years old. (Is it just me, or does it seem like it's been around so much longer?) (And if it's doing all that it does now, how much more amazing will its power to help us be in the future?)
And if someone thinks "Well, that's certainly a pretty obvious thing to write about
, that the web has changed a lot of things, everybody knows that," then maybe that thought even supports my point: that the web has changed so much, and improved so many things, and the new world it has made seems so much the norm now, that maybe we do tend to forget (or never knew) just how different (slower? more tedious? more error-prone?) the old one really was. https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/did-you-know/20-things-that-were-way-harder-before-the-internet/ss-bbudzbh?ocid=spartandhp
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower