Hi all, Mum and Dad though it might be nice for me to let you all know what I've been up to since I got here, so here goes:
I'm really enjoying the work here, it is a wee bit of a struggle
lack of equipment, I have boxes of equipment that I had managed to
acquire from work, but they are apparently still with Customs, 4 weeks
later! The people here have an amazing ability to adapt and cope
though, much better than the Brit's! They're teaching me a thing or
two! My plan is to start a bit of teaching with the nurses this week,
but Dad wants me to do a presentation to everyone, yikes no pressure
The language is fun, I have next to no french so Mum translate in to
French, then one of the nurses translates in to Fulfulde, We've had a
couple of cases where a fourth translator was needed! The
patients seem to find it hilarious, especially with lots of added sign
language to get the point across.
The patients are generally very motivated, there have been the odd one
or two that have been removed from the hospital against advice
and I've found that quite upsetting because they haven't been given the
chance to reach their full potential. It's something I'm going to
have to get used to unfortunately though.
On a lighter note, mums brief loss of hearing was good fun for Dad and
I, we got a lot of mileage out of it! Seriously though, it's
great to see her back to normal, she always says she needs to try
everything once! Hopefully niether of them will get it again,
despite the mosquito's trying to take over the world! No wonder
everyone here is anaemic, the mosquitos inject some kind of blood
thinner in to you so that they can suck as much blood out of you as
possible! Leaves a lovely bruise!
Mum has consistently tried to steal one of the Garde Malade's Baby's, I
keep having to stop her, it's embarrassing! Seriously though,
we'll need to get a picture of him for the blog, he's gorgeous and does
look as though he'd quite like to come with us!
Finally, Mum and Dad are pushing their luck if they think that I'm
going to eat Godfrey, last time I came back from Africa I became a
vegetarian and I think I'm doing well to still be eating meat this time!
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