Good Morning

The only thing with a difference this morning was that there were a few sparse flocks of snow in the air. Perhaps you can see where they settled on the bird house but it was a short lived event. Probably just a warning of the shape of things to come.

I am still alone at home, Mr. Swiss being in the hospital, but the latest news is that he might be home on Monday. I have now had contact with the hospital and arrangements are being made. He will be brought home by the invalid transport and it will all be organised for me. I spoke to him on the phone and he seems to be returning to the normal world. He could have had a month’s recuperation in one of their holiday farms, but did not want to. He would rather be at home. We have an organisation called Spitex and they will be visiting and seeing how it goes when he is here. I can do quite a lot actually to help, but being a bit handicapped with mobility it will be a big help. They are coming to see us next week and to discuss what they can do and what I can do. At least I will have some support. The situation is something entirely new after 52 years of being together, but I have time. The therapist who called me said they will check the apartment to see if it will be OK, although this should be no problem. I had to have certain adjustments made for myself, and the shower is fitted with a seat and other helpful installations.

Otherwise not a lot new happening here at the moment.The birds are still flocking for food, and now since snow is in the air even more. At least I will not be having and angry or hungry birds here.

Today there will be a grocery delivery, I have already got the confirmation that everything will be delivered in 1-2 hours, meaning I have no reason to go anywhere for the next few days. And now I am off to deal with the usual chores. I wish you all a good day with no unnecessary stress.

15 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning … we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Once Mr. Swiss is back home he should recuperate rapidly with your loving care (and good cooking !!!) and things will be back to normal in no time. Take care and have a great day. We all have our fingers crossed for you and your family. SLP …

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  2. Home health care, at least here in the States, is a good thing, Pat. You were so smart to have your groceries delivered and a cleaning lady, too. Now you will have even more help, along with having Mr Swiss home with you. Everyone does better at home. Big hug sent your way.

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    • I do have a good organisation as I myself have my mobility problems. The apartment is ground floor so no stairs to climb and everything quite compact. I am also hoping that being at home will be a good thing for us both. It will take some getting used to, but I also had to adapt when my MS became more progressive.

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    • My husband will be coming home on ;Monday and then we will see how it works. My apartment is fairly easy to navigate as it has been adjusted also to my needs having MS. I will be getting external help as well.

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  3. I’m so sorry to finally read that MrSwiss is in the hospital — but that is the best place when illness takes over! You will both be glad when he comes home, though it will be extra work for you — do take care of yourself too, and accept all the help you may need! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

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    • He has been well cared for in the hospital and now just needs tablets and no infusion. He will be coming home on Monday and then we will see how it develops, bue we will be getting extra help from a Swiss care organisation. I have made a few preparations. We even have a extra wheelchair which he can use in the apartment when necessary. I just have to make sure he does not move around too much on his own.

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  4. It, takes some getting used to such big differences in life, when Jessica went into her powerchair in about 2006 – we had to move because the elevator couldn’t take the weight of her chair. The housing Austhority spent $100,000 to fit this unit out as a completely accessible unit including electric doors. She is still able to transfer out of her chair to do the necessary, however she is very ill and awaiting three lots of surgery once the hospital system returns to some sort of order. You seem to have the same or similar kind of assistance there – we have an agency that looks after us both. In time things will normalise for you both.

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    • We have certainly had to adjust in the last years. I never thought that getting older could have such problems. Switzerland is not such a socially minded country and you have to discover yourself your entitled benefits. I now have to adapt to a new way of life. The doctors have done their job, although there are still a few open questions. I am now taking it one step at a time. This pandemic is also a challenging factor and I hope your wife also gets her problems sorted.

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