安堵感と寂しさと②

It took more than 30 minutes by car to the hospital where my father was hospitalized. Going there every day was a tough job. We also took off his partial dentures from his mouth and washed them after meals. Nurses usually didn't do this.
According to the hospital, he had to leave there in two months. So, I was in a hurry to find a nursing home.

Many nursing homes I visted were full, but I applied for them to be in a waiting list. On the interview, I was surprised to be asked so many private things not only about my father, but also about my family and my brother's.
I also had to go to the city hall to get some documents. I also applied for the latest care certification of my father and other things there. A week later, a city worker came to the hospital to judge my father's state. About one month later, he was judged as the worst state, Kaigo 5 which means that the person who gets needs care the most.

On the other hand, my family didn't want to send my father to a nursing home. We discussed and discussed and discussed every night. Especially, my brother didn't want to do this. He always said that if he didn't go to work, he could have taken care of his father at home. However, it was impossible for my mother to take care of him at home any more even though we asked helpers for a short time.

After a while, one of the nursing homes I had applied called me that it was available. I was relieved to hear this because I was worried about my son as well and I wanted to go back home. Although my son can cook, my husband and son always bought bento meals from convenience stores. My husband never cooks. My son always took some bread for lunch at school from the convenience store. He couldn't get up early enough to cook before school.

To be continued.



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A view from the hospital.



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安堵感と寂しさと①

It's been a long time.
I had stayed in my hometown for more than a month.
Now I came back home, while my father stays at a nursing home.

About a week before my father was hospitalized, he fell down from the chair and hit his head at the corner of the pillar in his house. He ended up with getting stitches at a hospital.

A week later, when my parents were taking a walk with their canes, my father fell down on the road badly. Since it was sounded loud, a neighbor came out of his house. He helped my father and took him to my parents' house kindly.
My father often fell down recently, so, my mother didn't think it was not so serious. At that time, my brother went on a business trip to Tohoku region. On the next day, my mother felt my father looked unusual, so, she called an ambulance. It was too late. He got critical condition.
I flew to the hospital soon. So did my brother.

Fortunately, my father got better. While my father was hospitalized in the adjacent city, my mother and I visited him everyday to give his meals. We often visited even twice a day for lunch and dinner. The hospital served meals, but he couldn't eat by himself anymore. Nurses were too busy to take enough time for my father. We wanted him to eat meals enough. My brother also rushed to the hospital after work almost everyday.
The longer my father was hospitalized, the more he couldn't eat and walk by himself. It became more difficult to stay at home. So, I had to look for a nursing home for him after hospitalized. Therefore, I was very busy to go to a city hall many times and visited many nursing homes to look for the best one.


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touch his partial dentures

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↑Lilac (ライラック)

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↑Myosotis, or Forget-me-not (ワスレナグサ)

Now Lilac and Myosotis are blooming here in Sapporo. They are pretty.



My father's condition has been getting worse.
He used to go out by himself and often got lost. Before, he accidentally went into someone's house, and police men came.

However, he can't walk well now, and he can't go out by himself any more. He also can't eat well by himself. So, I helped him more than before.


My brother taught me how to set, remove, and wash his partial dentures before leaving. At first, I didn't want to touch them, but I had to do. Now, I got used to do. I also brushed his teeth as my brother instructed.
When my brother came back to our parents' home one week later, he cut his father's hair and took a bath together and washed his body.
My father goes to a day-care center twice a week. He usually comes home after lunch because he can't stay there longer. He takes a bath or a shower there with supported.

Anyway, I always admire my brother's devotion. It's difficult for me to do the same.

When I left my hometown, I got a handmade bag from a neighbor. It's made of beautiful Kimono.

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breakfast made by my brother

When I went to my hometown to take care of my parents during Golden Week holidays, I took over how to do from my brother. He then left for his own family the next morning.

My brother isn't a chef, but meals he makes are surprising. They are not for people, but for our parents.

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↑This salad has onion, sesame, tofu, tomato, mozuku seaweed, dried raisins, olive oil, and vinegar.
My father doesn't want to eat tomato's skin, so, my brother cuts into small pieces. My brother serves foods which help regulate his father's bowel movements.


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↑Tofu, natto(fermented soybeans), bonito flakes, and sesame.


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↑Yogurt with apple, banana, orange, pineapple, aloe, carrot, and strawberry jam.
He uses sugarless yogurt, and he picks up aloe from the garden and he mixes the aloe, orange, and carrot with a mixer.

He said that he serves like them as usual. He cuts ingredients small for my father.

We also had some bread and milk for breakfast.





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実践ビジネス英語05/2019問題文

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Because it's been a long time, first, I'm still busy for putting away our belongings, but there is little space for them. It's a problem. Second, I bought a new computer, so, I haven't got used to use it. Third, I had to go back to my hometown to take care of my parents for several days.
I'll post about them later.

The Writers' Workshop 5月号問題文 「海外で働く日本人」の解説

India has a large population of 1.2 billion people.
A 32-year-old entrepreneur, Haishima Ryo, set up outsourcing in the most chaotic country in the world. He has been challenging the increasing problem of poverty on his own business.
Q : What is the reason you set in “the world”?
I had worked for two years after graduating from college, and I then took part in founding some venture businesses. When “BRICs”, an acronym of fast-growing countries which were Brazil, Russia, India, and China, was started to be in the world, I had been intrigued with “starting business”. I didn’t know anyone in India, but I wanted to go there to start business just because I had heard that India would develop in the near future. When I think of that now, I was too reckless (lol). However, if I thought twice about it at that time, I would’ve never come to India.




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I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
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