Good Morning

The weather changed during the night. At first I heard the gentle patter of rain, then it got stronger and with a crash it announced that a thunder storm was on its way. It was a little hot yesterday, so now it has cooled down. We are now left with cloudy skies, but no problem. I managed to have my problems all on my own yesterday.

I slipped on a wet patch in the kitchen whilst cooking. Tried to save myself by klinging onto the cooker. Unfortunately I was cooking pasta in boiling water, managed to tip the pan, the water splashed onto my arm and at the same time I grabbed the cooking range which was also hot. The result was me on the floor, stranded and not being able to stand on my own power due to my MS and collecting a couple of burns on the way. I called the ambulance. I was feeling too shocked to noticed what the results of my antics were. I just needed someone to lift me back on my legs – it was not the first time it has happened to me. A guy and a lady arrived with the ambulance, got me back onto my feet and decided to take me to the hospital for further examination of the burns I had as they could treat me better. I left Mr. Swiss alone at home. No. 1 son was also away for the day on a visit to Zürich.

I was privileged to be taken to the new hospital building. The old one is now empty and will be rebuilt. It was certainly very modern and quite impressive, although I was more occupied in seeing the doctor who gave me yet another body check, but found apart from the burns there was no other damage done. A day later I have a blister on my hand which I will leave until it disappears on its own. It would not be good to open it. My arm is still swathed in a bandage. I had a first degree burn on the hand and second degree on the inside of the lower arm. My instructions from the hospital were to come again on Monday for a check-up, but I told them that is not so easy for me as I do not have a car. I will now go and see my doctor next week for a check which will be OK. When they were finished with me at the hospital – I was there for about an hour – they called me a taxi.

Whilst waiting for the taxi I had a look at the new building. In the centre of the new building there is a sort of internal court lined with the windows from the square of the building.

The outside of the building is also very elaborate. I am probably one of the only emergency cases that takes photos when paying a visit to the hospital. Thank goodness I had my wits about me when they took me to the hospital, checking that I had my mobile phone, the key to the apartment and money. I no longer have a lot of cash due to everything being online, but Mr. Swiss always has a supply.

And I hope that is all my excitement for this week.

I even managed some photos yesterday in the garden, having the visit of a butterfly.

And the neighbour’s cat also arrived for a few supplementary treats.

I am now off to take it easy and hoping for a day without stress, although there is never very much happening on Sunday. I now have to find a solution for taking a shower with the arm in a bandage, but it will probably work with cling plastic film wrapped around it to stop it getting wet: been there and done it before when I broke my arm some years ago.

Hoping your day will go better than mind did yesterday.

22 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • I have many Kühlelements in my freezer. I seem to collect them from time to time and now I am glad. they are very useful. My hand is awklward as I need it to push to get out of bed, but I am managing with assistance from Mr. Swiss.

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  1. I am so sorry you hurt yourself but thank God it was not something serious. The hospital building is beautiful and I was smiling thinking about you taking photos. The butterfly is beautiful and the cat is enjoying. Take care.

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  2. You sure know how to bring excitement into your life! I’m glad for just burns and no broken bones from your fall. You are too funny–your photos are wonderful. Yes, I am glad you brought your camera along–that is a very nice hospital. Take care of yourself.

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    • As we say in english “never a dull moment”, I don’t think I have any bones left to break. I am quite experienced in falling, but this time I put my hand and arm in the wrong place. I had to take my mobile camera with me to keep in touch with Mr. Swiss. The nurse at the hospital also had a camera and took a photo of my burn – perhaps I will get in the hospital news.

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  3. I’m glad to know you weren’t more seriously hurt, and that you could keep your sense of humor even while being taken to the hospital. It’s good you were not cooking with hot oil! Can you install grab bars so you don’t have to grab movable saucepan handles or oven handles? Do take care of yourself and have a quiet weekend!

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    • It’s the first time in my 60 years of cooking that I did something so stupid, so I hope it will not happen again. I felt the ground slipping away and just wanted to stay upright.


  4. Oh my! I am so sorry for you situation yesterday, even if you play it cool by taking pictures in the process. It sounds like you returned home before you were gone for too long, and were able to tend to the neighbor kitty as if it was all fine. Well, I hope you had a Good Morning today.

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    • Our hospitals are well organised and it seems that they did not have a lot of patients yesterday. They dealt with my injuries straight away. As it all happened around lunch time I finished cooking dinner when I got home. I managed to sleep OK, I had some tablets from the hospital.

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  5. I’m glad you got treated properly. Is there any way to make our kitchen safer? Like putting carpeting down rather than tile? I know it sounds weird, but I had to do that in my bathroom. It’s not wall-to-wall, but it does cover most of the floor and I have stopped falling. I also have grab bars just about everywhere. Garry’s pretty wobbly too, so we are very careful. I still haven’t entirely mastered the stairs or the outside walk, but the house is pretty solid. Mainly, I can’t walk on slippery floors OR floor that become slippery is even a little bit wet. Grab bars and carpets!

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    • Slippery floors are the most dangerous. I am usually very careful but it happened so quickly I cannot even remember how it happened. I have noticed that I am really getting more uncertain on my legs with time. I also had something to grab, but in the speed of the moment I had emptied the boiling water from the pan. This morning I called the doc and have an appointment for tomorrow for new bandages on my arm and a check to see everything is going well. I will clear up to see what I can get fixed around the cooking range.


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