Some of my favorite patients are the ones that don’t need to see me again after they leave the hospital, because it’s such a joy to see the ones that recover. One of those I remember to celebrate the good … Continue reading Celebrating the wins
One week ago, someone from our team here at the hospital, a friend and neighbor, died. She was only 29. It felt like almost the whole hospital took care of her, gave everything they had (including their own blood for … Continue reading Thankful for our hope
In the town where we live, we can buy white bread or “brown” bread (whole wheat). Any other kind of bread, we make ourselves. So I’ve had a lot more practice than I used to making my own dinner rolls, … Continue reading Our daily bread
Thanksgiving is a meaningful holiday for us this year – it’s been a year since we left the States, and quite a year! We truly are thankful for so much! We’re thankful we now have a stable living environment. We’re … Continue reading Thanksgiving!
After being gone a little over 5 weeks… Continue reading Back at it Again
We are about halfway through our furlough, so blogging hasn’t been happening, but we wanted to give a fundraising update: we are over 2/3s of the way funded for next year! We just passed 68% raised! If you have given … Continue reading Home stretch!
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!