Tenerife living was perfect for German born Richard while he was in good health. So, he always said.Suddenly, the situation changed.
Richard was diagnosed with a rare lymph cancer while on a family visit in Germany. Richard had never been ill. Also, he had never felt anything to warn him.
Eventually, he had some treatment in Germany.
Friends and family told him that he should stay there to get surgery and more treatment.
on the largest of all Canary Islands by Puerto de la Cruz.
He had a beautiful villa which he initially bought as his holiday home in Tenerife.
It had ocean view off La Orotava.
Richard moved to Tenerife for good after reaching retirement age. Almost immediately, he started remodelling his home in a similar fashion, as was done with another Tenerife villa renovation . His place would be his permanent base, though.
He did an excellent job which made him so happy.
Why leave it all? He didn't want to. He was in love with Tenerife. His weakened body couldn't change his feelings. Eventually, he found a compromise to fight his cancer.
Richard started to act, once he was back on the island. He went for more cancer treatments in Tenerife.
Some stories about unsuccessful operations go around in foreign pensioner circles.
However, this German decided to have himself helped locally, never mind the so called risk.
Tenerife living just meant too much for Richard.
Once in a while I phone him up. He is always as happy as a 66 year old man can be who knows that his days on this earth may be counted. He called the operation by the Spanish surgeon Dr.Morales a great success. It was done at the Santa Cruz University Hospital. They removed his malicious tumor. Tenerife chemotherapy followed suite.
There were only twelve chairs for patients to sit on and wait. This would not be tolerated in Germany.
Nevertheless, all Spanish patients were just standing and waiting, chatting and laughing, as if having a good time. That's Tenerife... Indeed, that's a totally different aspect of Tenerife living. He added: ' Unfortunately, I didn't understand a word that was spoken. I so much wish I had learned Spanish'.
Peter said that several Titsa bus lines stop right by Candelaria Hospital which by the way is next to the other big Santa Cruz hospital by the free way. Some people call it La Laguna hospital. Here, Satellite view of Hospital Candelaria.
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