Showing posts from December, 2018

Christmas Celebrations 2018

Christmas 2018 has come and gone and soon 2018 will be gone.   We had a great Christmas time with many activities and we look forward to a bigger and better 2019! On Christmas Eve we closed the Outpatient Department at 1 p.m. and had our annual Christmas lunch for our staff.   It had been up in the air if we were having a lunch this year because of the food shortages we have been suffering from since October.   Also, I wasn’t sure if I was going to get out of the hospital and home in time.   It all worked out and we had a wonderful lunch with Major as the MC and lots of jokes and dancing!   We always give a bag of groceries each year for our staff and this year we were finally able to find enough groceries for 100 people to put in the bags.   For awhile we were thinking they might be an empty bag only.   We were able to get 2.5 kg of flour, 2 kg of sugar, 2 kg of rice, 1 liter of oil and 1 big bar of soap.   We were able to get the funds to buy the goods and Major found the


CHRISTMAS-2018                                                                      Thinking of all of you, or friends and supporters.   Wishing you all the best of holidays and good times with relatives and remembering the birth of or Lord! Zimbabwe is having a difficult Christmas this year.   We always give our staff a bag full of groceries for them to have on Christmas day with their family.   This year we have had acute shortages of basic food stuffs and when you cold find it you were limited as to what you could buy, and most costs have increased 300-500% since October 1 st .   Fuel has also been short with people sleeping in queues and long, long lines when the fuel is delivered.   We have been trying to save or fuel we have for ART outreaches, immunization clinics and ambulance runs. Then I went into the hospital on December 12 to have my kidney stent removed and came home in 1 day but ended p 2 days later back in the hospital for an infection.   Stayed 5 days

Celebrations at Chidamoyo Hospital

Hey it has been a busy few weeks.    Our rains have started and with it we got struck by a big power surge through or electric company, ZESA.   We lost our modems to our internet and so we have been without internet except on our phone which is incredible slow and won’t do attachments or scans—so bear with us as we try and get our internet up and working again. We had a great Thanksgiving dinner on the Friday night after Thanksgiving and had 14 for dinner.   We can’t get turkey here but we were able to get chicken rolls and have stuffing, pumpkin casserole, corn casserole, carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh rolls and pumpkin pie!   It was a great time to share with each other things we were Thankful for in the past year.  Everyone ate and ate.  One of  researchers with s from Harare thought we eat everyday like that until Christmas--ha! I started putting up Christmas decorations the next day and it took all weekend but finally got them up!   The next week we were joined