Good Morning

River Aare 30.07 (1)

I wish my daily life would run as smooth as the local River, and no problems would arrive. After my accident on Saturday, the doc prescribed antibiotics, penicillin. He asked me if I was allergic. The problem was that I had never needed to take penicillin before, so I told him I do not think so. Since Sunday I have been taking three a day and this morning I discovered that they do not agree with my digestive system, I had a general rebellion. I eventually contacted my local GP and she said that 90% of people that take penicillin have the same problem, but I should take tablets against it. As this problem is part of my health background and my resistance is a little low because of the MS medicine I inject, I had already taken two tablets and now it seems I should just take one if it occurs again. We put men on the moon, we invent electric cars and we have remote control on almost everything, but a plain and simple case of a digestive disturbance due to a medicine cannot be cured by taking something else. Perhaps we are spoilt and expect too much from life.

Hauptgasse

In the meanwhile I had to go somewhere yesterday afternoon. Since the week-end my ear was in a bandage, but I could now remove the various layers, could wash my hair at last and decided that a wheelie into town would be a good idea. In these hot sultry 35° C days that we now have, there were not many people venturing anywhere, so the main road in town was quite empty.

Krone Restaurant

Even our most popular hotel restaurant was almost empty outside. I must admit I decided that the town visit was not such a great idea although speeding along in a wheelchair always gives you a breeze.

I took the home route along the river again and then I discovered where the people were.

River Aare Swimmers 30.07 (9)

Just grab something that floats, hang on to it, or sit in it, and the river does the rest. I noticed there are all sorts of developments to make bathing life easy. Many just hang a waterproof bag onto their swimming help with their clothes. They can then float to where they want and have dry clothes with them. And the floats are becoming more refined.

Today I will be staying at home and taking it easy. Tomorrow is the Swiss National Day, something like a Swiss 4th July, but 1st August. We did not have to fight a war for our independence. As far as I know, many years ago a few guys met on a big field from the central parts of Switzerland in 1291 and decided “let’s do a country”. With time a few more joined in and now we have just over eight million inhabitants speaking four different languages with about 400 hundred different dialects. Amazingly we understand each other and on official occasions proper German is spoken to make sure no problems arise. What difference does it make, even if everyone speaks the same language, they still have problems in understanding what they really should do.

I will now move on, although do not feel very energetic. Let us make the most of the day and don’t worry, be happy, so do your best. Have a nice day, with greetings from Solothurn in Switzerland.

St. Urs 30.07 (1)

19 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. You would think that if 90% of people have a problem with penicillin, the doctor might mention that to you and prescribe something to counter the effects. Ah, medicine…why can it not be easy? I hope you are feeling better.

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  2. Colorado also officially became a state on August 1, 1876 so we’re known as the Centennial state (100 years after the formation of the United States) but I, personally, think the coincidence is cool. Solothurn looks beautiful and the river soothing. I saw “my” river yesterday — it’s pretty low from the snow-less winter, but at least it’s still there. Take care of yourself.

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  3. I was having joints pain in both hands inside and outside and muscle weakness due to multiple sclerosis (MS). I was falling a lot, I had headaches and lightheadedness. I couldn’t keep myself balanced, and walk with a tremor like I cannot control my steps. I was on Copaxone, the first year was daily and later was 40 mg, 3 times a week. It didn’t make a tremendous difference for me. I’ve tried therapy, but it is not helping. I was seeking something to help regain my life to be able to do things for myself. It is frustrating when it feels like nobody is trying to help you find some relief. Through my primary physician i learnt about a (MS) herbal formula from NATURAL HERBAL GARDENS and their success rate with the treatment, i immediately started on the (MS) herbal protocol, I am glad to report the herbal formula worked effectively and there was no side effects, I had a total decline in symptoms, the joints pain, weakness and other symptoms stopped, my MS is totally REVERSED, Here is a link to the website we ordered from ww w.naturalherbalgardens.c om DON’T GIVE UP HOPE.

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    • Thanks for the advice, I do not get so much pain, it is more exhaustion. Luckily I have a very good neurologist.. Copaxone seems to be a drug widely prescribed in England. I inject Betaforen every second day. There is no healing for MS and the drugs just slow down the progression. My MS went unnoticed for many years. I had giddy spells and was getting more uncertain on my legs. I have my stick for support and an electric wheelchair for longer journeys that .I am not completely housebound. I have a walker but only use it for transporting stuff. The miracle cure has not yet been discovered, just relief for various symptoms.

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  4. Some days, it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed, you know? I AM allergic to penicillin and all it’s relatives, although I have no idea what event triggered my doctor to decide that. But it’s in my records and every pharmacy in America knows about it. It’s weird. Every other thing that is wrong with me is a dark secret — except this allergy to penicillin.

    I’m surprised they didn’t switch you to a different antibiotic but what do I know?

    Feel better!!

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    • I often get problems with my digestive system. I continued with the penicillin yesterday and it now seems to have settled, but my doc has now given me Bioflorin tablets which are helping to settle the problem. They balance out the digestion.

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  6. What an unexciting way to become a country. Washington did that when it separated from Oregon. They merely asked Congress to become a state, which was supposed to be named Columbia, and Congress approves; although the name was somehow changed to Washington. No one really knows why it is Washington rather than Columbia. Most states had to at least bicker about it, or fight Spain, England or another state or something fun.

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