Good Morning

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Yesterday morning we had torrential rain showers which had almost brought Switzerland to a still-stand, stopping all traffic from the airports and with flooding dangers. However in the afternoon the sun returned and everything was back to more or less normal. I was glad as I had my once a year big neurologist appointment to check on my MS and to give the OK for further treatment with my very expensive injections which I do myself every second day. It was the normal routine. As my walk still belongs to the Ministry of silly walks, according to the Monty Python show, I am still a candidate and will probably remain one. No problem, where there is a stick and wheelchair there is always hope.

I also had to undergo the electric treatment for my hand as the feeling in the right hand on the last two fingers has got a little numb with pins and needles, although I can still use it and it has improved a little. I was wired up on his electric shock treating apparatus on one hand and as he turns the dial the current gets stronger, but I survived. The general opinion was that it is not my MS causing the discomfort, but the influence of continuously walking with a stick in my right hand. I explained that the left hand for the stick would not be very ideal, so it looks like things will remain the same. His surgery is on the top floor and suddenly two pigeons landed on the window sill. It would be an ideal subject for a photo. The doc was busy with something else so I got my camera out and was ready to take my prize winning photo when they flew away.  One returned after a few minutes and the doc said I could now try for a photo, but I told him one pigeon alone is not so interesting.  Did I see a smile on his face?  Anyhow after a good hour he was finished. I did ask him about the effect of cannabis on my problem, but as I am not really in pain it would not help very much and he added that it is not a great help. Did I notice a further smile when I asked. I suppose golden oldies do not often ask such questions.

Mowing the wild meadow

As I am sitting here at my computer in the kitchen I could hear the noise of a machine through the open widow. At last at the beginning of July the mower man is here to mow down the wild meadow outside. It has served its purpose and now the seeds will return next year for the meadow again. I naturally took a photo to commemorate the occasion.

Fly

After our heat wave and the monsoon yesterday I am now being bombarded with flies at the computer, father and son even paid a visit (actually it was one fly after the other, but I applied a double take on them, so it appears they are together). They are a nuisance and the only method is either to keep the window shut, which I do not as I like some fresh air, or the fly swatter. I apply the fly swatter but have to remove the remains afterwards.

Today I am off shopping again, and this afternoon might venture a journey to the unknown with my wheelchair if it does not rain.  May you all have a good day, I will leave you with a flowery greeting I found on a wheelie yesterday in the town park.

Special Flowers 02.07 (2)

10 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Cannabis really bothers me; I mean so much so that I really do not want to hear my doctor EVER prescribe it for ANYTHING! It has been such a problem throughout my career as a horticulturist in a region that is famous for it. There is always that stigma that we all grow it. The funny thing is that the few other people I know of who have never used it are also horticulturists here. We have grown thousands of specie, but will have nothing to do with it.

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    • Basically it is forbidden in Switzerland but there are a few acute illnesses where it can help with tablets. The tablets are allowed because they did not contain a certain substance. My problem is more fatigue and they would not be of any help to me.

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      • I want to believe that it should be legalized because I believe that people should be able to make their own decisions about it. However, it is such a problem here that I would not mind if it were illegal.

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  2. Well, a LOT of golden and not quite golden oldies ask about cannabis here. It is really good for blood pressure and for some people great for sleep. It also helps substantially with nausea, especially for people who are getting cancer chemotherapy. If they ever get prescriptions worked out around here, it would make a good substitute for some of the pills i take, but so far, it’s only smokable and I don’t smoke. I also don’t particularly want to get high, but I wouldn’t mind dropping my blood pressure 20 points, either.

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    • It certainly has its benefits for some health problems in age. It doesn’t really apply for me as I have no problems with blood pressure or pain. I can get giddy but something I have got used to and cannabis would not help. We have tablets on the market, under prescription, using hemp, but definitely not habit forming. I just like to know all possibilities for my illness

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