Desktop. Check. iPad. Check.
Android. Check. German classes
connected to schools in Germany for
two hour video conferences. Check.
Why telemedicine? Check?
Teaching an old dog new tricks is
challenging! Patient portals. Check.
New app to download and practice.
I prop my devices on a music stand.
Check. Check. Check. WhatsApp??
Skype, Zoom, FaceTime. Check.
A question if I may: why can’t the
doctors all use the same method to
communicate with patients? In a
pandemic, we make do. Check.
Screen size on a cell phone is limited.
Squinting and peering at the postage-stamp-
size- screen, I pretend I am in
a television studio. Check. How do
doctors examine us virtually?
Next item on the agenda: a haircut for my
husband. Ordered a replacement kit.
My skill set remains from former days
of cutting his hair as my mother did for
my Dad even though we joked: what
hair? He would simply chuckle. Maybe
men should wear more pony tails.
The main thing: stay safe and healthy.
For now: virtual hugs for all. We hope
and pray for a return to normal. Check!