Monday, September 03, 2012

Unexpected stay in Holland...

To follow up from my last post. After discussing results with my GP, talking to friends and family and running through various scenarios in my mind, I decided to delay my return to Freetown, to sort out this anemia and weight loss. Why head back to a country with very limited healthcare, when I can get things sorted out here now? So, the decision was made and I went back to the GP today. We did some more tests and hopefully I can see a specialist within a weeks time. Fingers crossed. I am not expecting anything serious but would be happy to know for sure that's the case. I'm hoping I'll return to Freetown within 3 weeks.

I'm sad that I wasn't able to return to Freetown on Sunday; I'm missing friends and my own place but honestly, I can't complain. I am thankful for the medical care here and to be honest there are many plus sides to staying a bit longer: time with family & friends (seeing friends I didn't have a chance to see during my 10-day stay), great food, chocolate, dairy, rest, study time, etc. And, thanks to internet, I can do some of my Welbodi work from here.

There were a number of things that I needed to sort out in Freetown and I was able to do most of that by phone, skype and through friends in Freetown. For example, I didn't want our driver to show up on Monday morning and wonder where I was. Same goes for our cleaner who comes to our flat on Tuesdays and Fridays. Namina's mom is supposed to pick up money for Namina's school fees. Arranging someone to teach my Sunday school class. Getting some forms printed for people in the hospital etc. I'm thankful for friends in Salone who can help me out! It was fun trying to guide someone by telephone through my house to find some keys hidden in a cupboard!

Alright, time to get some more work done.

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