Saturday, November 30

Anne-Marthe got the Pink version

As well in nursing, ergogenic and physiotherapy students are an necessary support to the ordinary staff at Sunnaas. The training and practical work they are doing are important to enhance the competence in the Norwegian Healthcare and Rehabilitation.
My trainer in physiotherapy through the last eight weeks, Anne-Marthe, has been an important factor to move from wheelchair to own frets when moving around. Therefore she got the Pink painting.

According to schedule I will leave Sunnaas within 10 days. Now I have to make the finishing touches on the Turquoise and find out the address for this painting.

Thursday, November 28


Trying to finish my third painting "Tourquise" before one of my patient-friends ; Kissinger, went home from Sunnaas, and almost made it. He decides though to have the Yellow painting.
That is ok as long as he likes that best and will have it in his living room back in Lillehammer. The big question is what will happen to the other two before I leave here mid December.

Tuesday, November 26

Lunch-group making Chicken Curry

Under the leadership of our "patient-colleague" Omish Kumar from Delhi, India this Tuesday meal in the Lunch-group (ergogenic) was an original Chicken Curry. The group members are in different rehabilitation processes but training of kitchen activities suit almost everyone
 The Curry was perfect but I believe that some of us had accepted it even more spicy.

The Indian rise was also tasty, but next time we would like to add Nan-bread to the meal.

Monday, November 25


For me, reciding for the time being on the western coastline of Nesodden, the sunrise is difficult to catch by camera. The sunset is easier and today at 3.40 pm the sky looked like this.
I am simultaneously working with a painting where the sky is Turquoise (remember the previously Yellow and Pink sky), and looking at this image you see that all these colors appear on the evening sky. The heaven is blue perhaps, but the sky is a beautiful mix of different colors. Select your own and start painting.

Saturday, November 23

Saturday physio exercise

 Although it is Saturday and a quiet day in the corridors at the hospital, the physio-room is open for self-training.
Warming up on a bike for half an hour and making the distance of almost 6 km is a perfect start for leg press and leg curling, and some other muscle strengthening exercises.
Discipline is important in the rehabilitation process, and staying at the hospital instead of having free time at home, require these kind of activities.

Thursday, November 21

Keeping yesterday promise

As promised in yesterday blogpost I finished the second painting in this series today.
If inspired I may work out a third during next this weekend and the coming days at Sunnaas.

Wednesday, November 20

Fun with colors

I believe I have made various versions of this theme (strange houses with nice colors in silent landscapes), but this painting (Acrylic on canvas 50x70) made here at Sunnaas, have resulted in nice feedback from other patients, employees and the art teachers.
Another painting in same series will be finished before the weekend.
Any market out there?

Thursday, November 14

Happy birthday from doctors and nurses

When 66 you can "do as you will", says the text in the song, but still these persons have the mayor part of my decision process in their hands and heads.
Within two more weeks my wounds have to be healed and my muscles have to be stronger before the discharge date will be set. The crew at Sunnaas are doing their best to help me in this process. Today they made a great contribution when singing the birthday song in my rom. Thanks.

Evening update:
The afternoon / evening Team 1 staff entered my room with more congratulations and birthday song.

Hopefully the night crew will let me sleep when they enter their job close to midnight. But once again: Thanks to all greetings and good wishes from you all.

Tuesday, November 12

Another painting from ergo therapeutic activity

I know I have presented some versions of this painting on FaceBook, but today I finished the work and can present the final version in my blog.
An interesting process is behind it where the teacher (she is an artist) gave me some ideas of how to create my own color scale based on only the three basics (Red, Blue and Yellow) together with Burnt Umber and White.
Depending on a target meeting tomorrow and probably a more specific end date for the Sunnaas stay, the work with another painting will be started.

Monday, November 11

A small victory is also a victory

Celebrating the victory in one match against the team of employees at Sunnaas.
Hee a photo from the local newspaper "Amta" together with member of the National Team´s "Olav Hansson (born 23 July 1957) is a Norwegian ski jumper from Vestre Aker in Oslo who competed from 1982 to 1987. At the 1982 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo, he won a gold medal in the team large hill and a silver medal in the individual large hill", and Odd Leif (on my team) during the tournament.

The complete article (in Norwegian) can be read here by clicking on the image:

Tuesday, November 5

Fighting National Team in Shuffleboard

As you possible have understood the activities at Sunnaas is ongoing from early mornings till late evenings. This Tuesday it all started at 7.45 am when the engineering works outside my window wake me up. The job to build a new part of the hospital is going on in parallel with the care for patients.
After sore treatment the aerobic take place. In old days we would called it morning gymnastic, and it is really nice after a long night in bed.
Then the lunch group is training to handle kitchen works. Today the menu was Ham Gratin. Can be recommended. (see my FaceBook for recipe)
 After lunch the free activity in the physic room and some painting in the ergo room filled up every minute of the afternoon. Half an hour to relax after dinner was absolute necessary for the evening highlight; Fighting the National Team in Shuffleboard.
The competition ended with victory for the professional National Team and the group of patients also came behind the employee team on the result list, but we had a nice time with exiting games and a lot of fun.

Monday, November 4

Ergo therapeutic results at Sunnaas

One of the activities at Sunnaas are using head and hand for rehabilitation. I am participating in several groups like making lunch, playing dart through computer games, Shuffleboard and creative activities as painting and joinery works.

Some days ago I finished a chair for small children or dolls and today I decided that my autumn painting was finished.

¨The chair is in pink
 and the painting looks like this. Hopefully you can recognize some of your autumn colors.

The photos may be a bit blurred, so next time I will join the photo group and hope for better results.

Friday, November 1

Visiting my home for the first time in 3 months

After 3 months in hospital I am tonight visiting my "old home" and will tomorrow se my "new apartment" for the first time.
My left leg is now in a condition that gives me free form the hospital routines for one night, and the physical conditions are acceptable for climbing staircases and visiting a restaurant at Aker Brygge for a Lutefisk dinner. The traditional drinks following the dinner must be a bit reduced but hopefully on another day this can also be included.
The old apartment are now sold to a family that look forward to move inn and we wish them god luck and many happy years here. We have stayed hare for almost 30 years and will of course be a bit sorry when leaving, but the times are a´changing for us as well.