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2019 – Year of the Wild Boar

The Chinese calendar -which existed there already since around 2000 BC- was adopted by Japan from around the 6th century AD, together with Buddhism. The Zodiac has an influence on the character of mankind. Each of the 12 ‘animals’ has … Continue reading

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Year-in-Review 2018: – Happy New Year 2019 – Letter to family & friends

Dear friends, We started 2018 in our home in Nevis, contrary to last year, when we for the first time, celebrated the New Year in Switzerland due to the various medical problems of Uschi which had found an end with … Continue reading

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2018 – Year of the Dog

The Chinese calendar -which existed there already since around 2000 BC- was adopted by Japan from around the 6th century AD, together with Buddhism. The Zodiac has an influence on the character of mankind. Each of the 12 ‘animals’ has … Continue reading

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Year-in-Review 2017: – Happy New Year 2018 – Letter to family & friends

Nevis, 26th December 2017 Dear friends, 2017 started with Uschi getting the last chemotherapy infusion in Vevey on Tuesday, January 3rd. After some further tests, we got the green light to travel to Nevis and we managed to get flights … Continue reading

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Hurricane MARIA – September 2017

Luckily, Nevis was not at all affected from hurricane IRMA 2 weeks ago. Neighboring island like Barbuda, Antigua, St. Martin and St. Barth were heavily damaged though. Hurricane MARIA came in on a slightly different path, hit Dominica in a … Continue reading

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Year-in-Review 2016: – Happy New Year 2017 – Letter to family & friends

La Tour de Peilz, 18th December 2016 Dear friends, This is the very first time in 22 years since my retirement in 1994 that I am writing this note from Switzerland and not from the Caribbean, the reason being the … Continue reading

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2017 Year of the Rooster

The Chinese do not place too much importance on the Rooster as they do on a number of the other zodiac animals. It is nevertheless said that the Rooster can get into a human being in order to impose good … Continue reading

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2nd Update Uschi

Deutsch Heute werde ich die 8. Therapie bekommen. Es ist leider nicht mehr so wie es in den Anfängen der Behandlung war, als ich mich nur in der ersten Woche schlecht fühlte mit Erbrechen und ich oft auch starken Durchfall … Continue reading

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1st Update Uschi

Deutsch Die erste Chemotherapie fand wie geplant am 11. Juli nachmittags statt, 4 Stunden Infusion. Die Banane entpuppte sich eher wie eine Handgranate, welche eine kleine Pumpe enthielt plus den für mich kreierte Spezialmix, die sie während 2 Tagen in … Continue reading

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Keine tollen Nachrichten… Not so great news….

Deutsch Wie Ihr vielleicht wisst, hätte Uschi Ende Juni eine Knieprothese eingesetzt bekommen sollen. Dazu musste sie vorher eine ärztliche Kontrolle machen lassen, wo eine Anämie festgestellt wurde. Bei weiteren Tests wurde ein Geschwür im Dickdarm entdeckt, das am 8. … Continue reading

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