Monday, August 10, 2009

Congratulate me :-)

Today I went to the hospital and got the answer I wanted. They´ll fix my hip! My doctor has retired to be honest and shouldn´t be there at all, but he comes in every second month to help out with surgery in the orthopedic departement. Since there have come new plastic materials that holds longer than the material they have today, I might be one of the last to get the kind of implants I have. I´m almost historic then having two hips fixed that way :-) So they´ll probably fix me this December or February next year :-)

Bertil and Teodor still haven´t found out how to catch my fishes without getting weat at the same time :-)

Snails finds most places to be a good resting place :-)
They said in the weather forcast thet it probably would rain here today. It started out as clody, then the sun came and shined a long time. Thunder looked by for a couple of minutes and then a slight drizzle came. Then it all started over again :-) I can hear the thunder on a distance right now, so I better make this blog short.

Day lilies looks so beautiful for one day.

But already the next day they have given up.

I tried to take some pictures when travelling to the hospital. Most of them were crap, but the few I managed to get right is showed in the bottom of this blog today. I drove that way to work for almost eight years so for me it looks so familiar. Mostly I don´t even think about how it looks there. But the raod is really beautiful. Now I can see that I only got pictures from villages and the bigger town Skövde, not how it looks the rest of the way. If I remember I´ll post those tomorrow. For me it´s nothing special though, just fields, forests and mountines all the way.

Pelargonium australe.

I´m not sure Erna is happy about having Bertil next to her. But nowdays she doesn´t try to bite him any more :-)
Well I can hear the thunder even more close now so I´ll better stop this for today. Tomorrow it´s work again. This time they´ll know I´m komming to work though :-) No chanse to do nothing I´m afraid :-) I think I´ll ask them if there´s any idea to keep me working on the weekend any more.
Soon two persons in my departement will loose their jobs because the state of the world finanses, but with my surgery comming up we might have a chance to save one job. We need one more person who knows how to operate the machine I´m painting with and to be there when I´m gone. We just have to hold our thumbs and cross our fingers for that.
Have a great day now!

An old Mission church now transformed to a home. This is getting more and more common.

Outside the bigger cities houses mostly doesn´t get any higher than this. Even in Gothenburg most houses doesn´t get higher than twelve floors.

Most houses is hidden behind tress and bushes all over the countrie if close to a big road. Hard to belive that there are hundreds of houses here.

This appartement building isn´t that far from where I live. There are some similar buildings all over the country.

But on the other side of the raod there is an old farm.


jaz said...

erna looks rather annoyed but bertyl seems oblivious! good news on your hip! my sister has gone through 2 hip surgeries and one ankle and is better than ever. enjoy your last day off again! i am hoping for rain here too! joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
I don´t think she´s to happy abot the cats loving her :-) But she has at least stop trying to bite them nowdays :-) :-)

The way they fix my hips make me ready to start work full time already three months after surgery. I´m really looking forward to this :-)
Have a great day now!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You'll soon be known as a bionic man. I'm looking back at the pond picture and YUP, he built that pond for the kitties. Am I right? They look like they are in heaven. Did you say fish? OK then. Thanks for giving us a tour to the doctor. Do you know how much rent one pays at that apartment building? Have a great last day off!

HelenJ said...

Grattis! I dagens nerbantade välfärdsSverige är du verkligen att gratulera. Sjukvården står ju inte precis högst på vad som ska prioriteras, så många får vänta ofantligt länge, både på besked och "action". Min mor har väntat på Pacemaker sen i vintras, och det är rätt obehagligt när hjärtat inte är som det ska, och man inte vet hur länge man kan vänta...
Men hur länge räknar du med att gå sjukskriven sen? Och hur fungerar det i din vardag (trappor mm).
Pelargonen är väldigt söt, betydligt sötare än de vanliga...

Mia said...

Grattis !! Hade tänkt att skriva det när jag var inne tidigare idag, men jag stod mitt i matlagningen och läste, hade lite för skitiga fingrar...

NinaVästerplana said...

Så skönt för dig att det går såpass snabbt! O va bra att det blev just nu så du kan hjälpa kvar åtmindstonde en av dina jobbarkompisar....
Håller tummarna för att allt går bra.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! on your surgery. Looks like Erna is doing well. How is Piglet? Running good, I hope. The pond is looking great. The day lily is beautiful. As usual, I liked the blog and all of the pictures. Have a great day Christer!


Valerie said...

Wonderful news about your hip surgery!

Curious as to take on the American debate raging over "socialized" medicine...LOL.

I personally have health insurance, but feel that there needs to be something more than medicare and medicaid in our many fall thru the cracks. Just my opinion...I'm sure many would (and do) disagree with me.

Oh well, that's what makes the world such an interesting place.

BTW...thanks for the driving tour to your doctor's office. I truly enjoyed seeing "big(ger) city life in Sweden!


Anonymous said...

Hip Hip Hooray soon you will be real hip. Nice pictures today and as always a good blog. I am taking a break for a bit on mine but will be posting still a couple times a week.

Renee said...

I have enjoyed your blog so much.
My son married a gal from Skovde and they have just moved to Uppsala. Your photos of the area and your farm are great.
I hope you are doing fine and can get your operation on your hip done.
Thank you for writing and the photos on your blog.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Both me and my neighbour will have spare parts all over our bodies soon :-) He´s way ahead of me yet though :-)

One can think I mad the pond for them, they spend most of their time around it, trying to find out a way to catch the fishes without getting wet :-) :-)
I have no idea how much rent is on those appartements, but I heard that a friend payed around 5300 swedish kronas /month for a small three room appartement, that would be around 690 US dollars I think (I´m not sure if water and electric was included in the rent then).
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Helen!
Otrevligt för din mor! Så borde det ju inte få vara, men denna regeringen anser ju att även döende cancerpatienter inte är sjuka så jag blir inte förvånad längre!
Eftersom jag opereras med en experiment metod så hamnar jag lite vid sidan av köerna. Det här med implantat som jag har, har man inte hållit på med så länge så de vet ju inte riktigt hur länge det håller, även om studier från utlandet visar på att det håller bra längre än vad en protes skulle göra för någon i min ålder.

Just nu fungerar inte min vardag så bra eftersom trappor kan vara mördande. Men jag kommer hem redan fem dagar efter operationen och redan då kommer det att fungera bra. Förra gången var jag hemma tre månader och började jobbe full tid direkt. Bara man inte får någon infektion kommer man tillbaka fort :-)

Ja australe är riktigt fin! Trodde jag var utan eftersom min gamla dog när jag satte ut den. Men den självsår sig kraftigt och redan unga växter blir översållade med dessa blommorna :-)
Ha det gott!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Mia!
Tack skall du ha!
ja man skall akta sig för att få skit på tangentbordet, det är ett mindre helsike att få rent där sedan har jag märkt. Så därför är mitt tangentbord ganska så grisigt :-)
Ha det gott!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Nina!
Ja i och med att det är en experiment metod man använder sig på mig hamnar jag lite vid sidan om köerna. Denna metoden kräver att man är yngre än 55 år och har tjock bentäthet. Om allt funkar som det skall kanske jag aldrig mer behöver tänka på höfterna igen :-)

Nu får vi se om ägaren tänker så långt som jag önskar. Jag gav honom en ganska så kraftig vink om att vi måste ha någon kvar, men det vete katten om det gick fram ordentligt.
Ha det gott!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Abby!
Yes Erna is doinf fine, today she even jumped around when we were going on our little walk. If there is going to be a crises after the snake bite it´ll happen this weekend and a couple a days more. If nothing happens she´ll be ok :-)

Piglet is also doing great :-) I love my little green car :-) It´s so nice not to have to worry about the car, if it´ll start or not :-)
have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Valerie!
Yes that´s great news :-) Now I only hope that swine flu or anything else wount stop it. But people working at hospitals gets vaccinated first of course.

Since I´m not an American I have very big troubles understanding why peopl doesn´t want health care for every one. Over here all people living in Sweden, including illegal immgrants now day I think, is included in the insurance. We pay the healthcare with our taxes and there is a fee we pay when going to the doctor or pharmasist. BUt this surgery wount cost me more that 1900 swedish kronor I think, that would be around 250 US dollars. If I need medicine it´s the same ammount. That is what we pay as maximum a year for healthcare from our own pockets.

But we´ve had that sytem for ages so I´m used to it. Perhaps it´s frightning for people not used to it? We still have one of the best health cares in the world, even if we sometimes have to wait for surgeries and so.

I wish more pictures had come out better so You could have gotten a chanse to see more on my little trip to Skövde.
have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Woody!

Yeah! really hip! :-) :-) :-)
I´ll kepp an eye on Your blog now and again then!
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Renee and welcome to my little blog!
So they live in Skövde! I worked at Volvo there for almost eight years, before I decided to try my wings and start a gardencenter. That didn´t work so now I´m a powder painter in a small village called Kvänum.

Thanks for reading my blog! I´ll check in on Yours too!
Have a great day now!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I get such a kick out of seeing cats and dogs close like that. Ours were like that...and it delighted my children. I do miss having a cat...a lot. But at my age I am sort of reluctant to get a new animal.
I have heard of churches being turned into homes here also. You can honestly say you live in the house of the Lord then I suppose without first going to heaven as the Christains believe. :) I guess I should not joke about such things...I have a rather dark sense of humor at times. :)
Here in California people are not always welcoming of apartment buildings as crime is a huge thing here and people fear that people coming and going is not good. Ah well... :)
I love that the trees hide the homes...that way it does not look so crowded...
( I am awfully chatty today. Sorry! )
I am off to see what else I have missed.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
:-) :-) :-) Yes one really lives in the house of the lord :-) I almost bought a church too, but found this home instead. It was to much to do with the old church before I really could live there. The toilettes was in the basement, but one had to go outside and around the church to reach them :-) Not good if one is in a hurry :-) :-)

I love all the trees we have close to the houses, it softens the sounds from the road too.

Here it´s mostly neighbourhoods that can be disliked ,not so much appartement buildings. I remember when Young when all felt secure living in appartements, because it was close to neighbours and help if needed. Nowdays most people doesn´t know their neighbourws at all in appartement buildings. Times has changed.