Daily pains when you don’t know the language well 

I’ve had a bad back my whole life.  Grew with a scoliosis problem that went untreated until I was in my late teens.  Dealing with this involves a mix of yoga, chiropractors, acupuncture and daily tricks around sitting and standing.  

I never thought about how difficult this was going to be in a new country where I only know the basics of the language.  

My doctor speaks English, but it’s still isn’t simple really explaining the issues.

It took me 6 months to find a chiropractor that speaks English.  

I can’t find a lot of the otc remedies I normally use (since nothing is really OTC) 

It’s just a process – like everything else.  It’s also proving that every time I think my Deutsch has progressed it’s still pretty Kindergarten level. 

I have a lot more empathy for immigrants to any country now than I did before.  

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