Stephen comes home

Or at least to our little apartment in Brandys N.L. We needed milk, so went out to get some basic stuff from the Penny Market. There was a stall with tubs of life carp in the car park, so that was interesting for us. They are huge beasts. The stall owners had a caravan set up with power and water, plus water running through three large tubs for the fish.

I caught a taxi at 9.00 a.m. this morning. Stephen had already advised me by text that he would be discharged today, but he didn’t know the time. We spoke to the young doctor who confirmed that he would have the report ready by 2.00 p.m. He was right on time and spoke to us for a while about Stephen’s condition. He has recommended a different medication, we are not sure what it is for, so will check up. The report is in Czech, so we will have to do a Google translation to understand it completely. He mentioned the ban on driving, which we already knew about.

Stephen said he is feeling better today, with little or no nausea and no headache.

I rang Matt before I left, but he had gone out to visit a neighbour with Hidde. When we eventually rang it was about 8.00 p.m. for him, but he was still happy to hear from us. We just used Skype to talk with him, not doing a FaceTime, partly because it costs more on the 4G, and partly because it would show the hospital. We will have a proper FaceTime on Christmas day – morning for us and evening for Matt. Hidde recommends apple cider vinegar, a spoonful in a glass of water, if you eat too much Christmas lunch as it helps with digestion.

How do we feel at the moment. I am grateful that the problem appears to have resolved, although the doctor said that everyone is different and he could not say for certain that Stephen would not have more problems. We had a call from the Allianz nurse today who was very kind and helpful. She said they will phone again in a couple of days to see how Stephen is going.

Wednesday morning, 23rd December, 2015

Stephen seemed to sleep well, but reports his body feels a bit ‘sensitive’ – perhaps the after effects of the clenching of muscles in the seizure.

We have a beautiful sunny day here in Brandys, I can’t see any clouds at all from our side of the building. We don’t need any heating as the sunshine on the windows is warming things up beautifully. Anyway, with the temperature at 9 degrees outside it isn’t especially cold. No hope of a white Christmas – alas.

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