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.