One of the most mundane but biggest changes Ryan and I have made living in Kenya is food. What we buy at the market, what we cook, how we prep food, how long it takes, all have changed dramatically. Often … Continue reading Everyday adjustments (and the best popcorn ever)
We left the States almost a year ago; as we prepare to come back for our first visit, we keep thinking about why we came in the first place. We had good jobs, a great community, and as a doctor I … Continue reading Since we’ve been gone. . .
I’ve learned how to cook new recipes with over 50% substituted ingredients. How to bargain (kind of, still not very good at it). How to make my own yogurt in the crockpot (the failed attempts were super gross). To change … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned in Kenya, part 2
This was my first week back in the clinic and hospital since my enforced break between work permits. Even with working this weekend and being busy already, it is good to be back! I’ve really missed teaching, seeing familiar patients … Continue reading Back in the Saddle
One of the things I’ve noticed being different in Kenya is that speaking about bad news or bad outcomes out loud is a very serious thing here. Many people have explained to me that they don’t want to talk about … Continue reading The Ultimate Good News!
We got some (mostly) good news! Continue reading Some (Mostly) Good News
Ryan and I are settling all our plans for our visit back to the States this year in October, and leading up to that we plan to start our fundraising online. Many of you following along what we do have … Continue reading Guess what?
Ryan and I are back in Kenya, after a pleasant enforced vacation. We spent most of our time in Slovenia, a gorgeous part of Europe that wasn’t too crowded or expensive, filling up on fresh air and good food. Haley … Continue reading Back from mandatory vacation
Because of our immigration issues, Ryan and I are leaving Kenya for a little over a week to Europe. We will resume posting when we get back, and hopefully have updates in the next few weeks. On a happier note, … Continue reading Out of office but see you soon
The other day I was working in our family medicine clinic with a training Clinical Officer who also helps me when I get stuck in Kiswahili, when I met the nicest, soft-spoken, most dignified older man. He had come in … Continue reading When the hanger strikes