Written by Rosie
7:30 am – I am laying in a fetal position at the foot of my bed and my coma state will make me two hours late to the clinic. I guess that’s what happens when you mistake Ambien (sleeping pill) for your morning malaria dose! Needless to say, I will be reading labels very carefully for the rest of the trip!
Today was the group’s second day at the clinic. Besides my brief absence in the morning, the entire group was healthy and ready to work! It seems that everyone has really found his or her niche, and the team is running like a well-oiled machine. For myself, I feel as though I have learned so much in such a short amount of time. I feel so honored to be working under such gifted nurses and physicians; they are so willing to teach me when I need assistance.
The long hours in the clinic just seem to fly by because the work is so busy and so fulfilling. All of the hard work is entirely worth the effort because the people are very patient and grateful for our services. Groups of people will wait all day for medical attention, and I have not heard a single person complain. These people are so kind and so appreciative for everything that they have. It makes me wish that everyone back home could experience something like this; maybe waiting five extra minutes in the waiting room wouldn’t seem
like such a big deal…….