Showing posts from May, 2019

Power cuts, new student group visiting

Well it has been a busy couple of weeks around the hospital. Slowly, winter is coming here and already it is getting into low 60’s at night and early mornings but still up to 80’s during the day.   I have put the duvet on the bed and ready to get out my electric under blanket!   As my visitor Elliot from Seattle, WA keeps saying “this is perfect Seattle weather!” He is wearing shorts in the morning!! brr... Elliot is winding up his 4 months with us and leaves for home on June 2.   He is getting more experience in assisting in surgery and putting sutures in.   He doesn’t mind getting called out at night for C/Sections. This past weekend I agreed to be on call from Friday night to Sunday for anaesthesia to cover our doctor who had to go to Harare.   Of course, an hour after he left, I got called at 10 pm for a C/Section and before the night was out, I got called again at 0400!   Got home just in time to start breakfast!   Sunday, they called me at 11:15 a.m. and  I was just g

Namibia vacation, New curtains for WMS, Carolyn in Seattle

On the 26 th of April I went into the hospital in Harare to have a right kidney stent removed and replaced.   It went well and I was out the same day.   They have to be replaced every 3 months and this was my third one.  Spent the next day in Harare and then headed for home on the 28 th .   This is hopefully my last stent as I will be leaving mid-August to go to the USA to have surgery at Stanford Hospital in California that should correct future problems.  My doctor here can't wait!! On the 30 of April after work I left with Major and his wife Patience to drive to Harare.   We got there shortly after midnight and by 4:30 a.m. we were up to leave by 5 a.m. for the airport for a 7:20 a.m. flight to Joburg, South Africa.   Michael, Major’s son met us at the airport in Joburg and went on to our hotel near the airport to spend the night with us.   The hotel had a free shuttle to the nearest mall and so we spent the afternoon shopping before we took off the next morning—all 4 of