Chen said: “Secondhand smoke is claimed to be harmful to small children and other individuals, but I don”t totally realize this, for the reason that in my hometown no a person cares about it.
“While my daughter-in-law may possibly be proper, her angle towards the dilemma angered me. As a smoker for numerous decades, I cannot just quit the practice instantly. I also paid out a great deal of consideration to numerous challenges, which include cigarette smoking, soon after dwelling with my son and daughter-in-legislation. Each time following I smoked, I stayed outside for a extensive time.”
Chen and his wife made use of to do the job at a machinery manufacturing unit in Lu’an. Due to hypertension, issues with his shoulder, and the imminent birth of his grandson, Chen turned down an offer of re-work right after he retired in 2020.
He stated it is only organic for grandparents to take treatment of their grandchildren. Even though some uncomfortable spouse and children incidents occurred although he was in Beijing, Chen still feels incredibly delighted about the earlier calendar year.
Nevertheless, his healthcare procedure and travel in the capital brought about him complications. Requiring common checkups and medication, Chen didn’t know how to use his health care insurance coverage to go over the value.
“In my hometown, observing a health care provider is pretty much free of charge of charge, as the insurance coverage addresses most of the price, but residing in Beijing for the previous 12 months, I put in a large amount of cash on viewing a health practitioner for my health-related issues,” he claimed.
Chen added that going to a doctor in Beijing is also inconvenient, as aside from owning to make an appointment on the internet, utilizing the subway to go to the healthcare facility is also not that simple for him, as he are not able to bear in mind the suitable route to consider.
“We also had to scan overall health codes to get into the medical center and consider the subway in the course of the epidemic, which built daily life incredibly tough for us,” he stated.
“My wife typically tells me that my son and daughter-in-law are really occupied with do the job and that we should try our very best to clear up our challenges and not lead to difficulty for them. I agree, but we typically come upon troubles that are past our management. As we have no mates in Beijing to enable us, we have to check with my son or daughter-in-law for aid.”
Chen envies his previous colleagues who take treatment of their grandchildren in their hometown and spend time with their family members and mates.
“Having said that, my spouse and I are having older. I only have 1 son and have to rely on him. I is not going to talk to him to give up his existence in Beijing following he fought tough for decades to discover do the job and settle in the metropolis. We will remain in Beijing and enable him carry up our grandson, in advance of returning to my hometown for a shorter relaxation at some point in the future,” he stated.