Friday, April 29, 2005

Quick update...

The first VVF surgeries were done at our center this past Tuesday! That is definitely a milestone. A total of 4 surgeries were done this week, and so far so good. It is great having some patients in the ward. It’s a pleasure to be able to go to the ward and talk with them and to be able to show them that someone cares about them. One of the patients has a 7 month old daughter- Faith, and she is adorable. She brings some extra joy to the place. The out patient clinic (which will most likely start as a clinic for children 12 years and under) will hopefully start up next week. There are some small things that need to be in place before we can start…for example, benches for the patients to sit on in the waiting room etc. And sometimes little things take a little longer than expected here. But I think that we will start when the time is right. I think I have a great clinic team- two community health nurses and a receptionist, working alongside me.

Oh, some more good news. The container from Holland came this week…we spent about 3 hours unloading it Tuesday night…till about 9pm. It was a long day. But I was happy to finally see my furniture again. This weekend I’ll be putting together my wardrobe, book case etc. It’ll be nice not to have to live out of a suitcase anymore!

All the best.


Anonymous said...

Dear Sandra, I read your blogsite for the first time today. I also went through the websites of Mercy Ships ministries in S.L.
It's great to see that you have completed your studies in medicine and are now in active duty in Sierra Leone. It's also impressing to see how the clinics of Mercy Ships are growing in it's service towards the people in Freetown. I wish you all the best and Gods blessings in your certainly honorable endeavours in Africa.
Yours Lars with family (Sweden)

Anonymous said...

Hi lieve San

Keep it up, can't wait to read mopre about your adventures in Freetown, mama, even in Liberia

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~