Monday, October 21

From one style to another

Times are changing. We are in a go-between situation. We have one foot in the late eighteen century and the other in the 21st century.
 We are in the process of selling our apartment which has been our home for almost 30 years and have acquired a new and modern apartment.
The old one is rather big and one of the impressing views are the dining room with old and classic furniture. Stately.
The new apartment has a walk-in closet related to the sleeping room. Modern style.

For more images of the old apartment click HERE
For the new one you can see the styled photos HERE

Saturday, October 12

Speedy Recovery with good help

 Two weeks after arrival at Sunnaas Sykehus I am up and walking (with some help).
 The dangerous infection Necrotizing fascists" has left my leg and body. Reconstruction and skin transplantation has taken place at Rikshospitalet. Skin donor areas are still hurting, but with the help from excellent personnel (doctors, therapists and nurses) here at Sunnaas the daily and weekly progress can be seen in real time. I am optimistic regarding the time ahead although I know that I have weeks in front of me before my functionality can be seen as fit for home return.
In there mean time I take my prescribed medicine and do planned therapeutic exercises to rebuild strength after nine weeks in horizontal position.
A recent study presented in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), shows that 10 days of bed rest in healthy older men and women and a muscle loss of approx. 30 percent and a reduction in muscle strength of 15 percent. Muscle loss in the legs was twice the size of muscle loss in the rest of the body. The study presented in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 20071, examined the effect that 10 day bed rest had the structure (muscle protein synthesis) and the breakdown of muscle (nitrogen balance), muscle mass and strength in the legs.
For me, the body weight loss was >15 kg, most muscles, and how long the rebuilding of muscles and strength will take, is impossible to say (according to science).
But be sure, I will be back.

Wednesday, October 9

More views from my Hospital

 From the terrace outside the big restaurant ( we normally use a smaller one for our meals ) the view is very spectacular. On the photo above you have Oslo to the right and the old Fornebu area in the middle.
The same area is covered on the photo below. I have however covered the DNV Center between the two islands (Grimsøya and Ostøya) mid left. That office was my working place for 18 years, and during some of these years I had the view straight against Sunnaas. In front the island Ildjernet is located.
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