Friday, March 09, 2007

March 9

hello to all. may God be blessing you all...
things are going well here in tegucigalpa. busy, as always. this week has been very pleasant. normally march is the hottest month here in honduras, but NOT this year. it's been almost, dare i say, cold. well, cold may not be the best word to use, seeing that it's been like 40s at night and 60s in the day. it's also been raining for 2 days ealier this week- very unusual since this is dry season. i can't help but wonder what the rainy season will be like. well, since a lot has been going on, i am going to put headers in:
two new students have arrived: Kristin and Melissa. they are really sweet and doing well in the clinic- especailly for their first week. Kristin is actaully from Pikeville college of osteopathic medicine. i don't know if they will be able to go to the public hospital this month or not due to the medical student protests going on. the medical school is located at the public hospital and it is a little dangerous right now. they were protesting in front of the "presidental palace" this afternoon which made getting to the mall with the girls a little difficult. i think these girls are a little afraid to go anywhere by themselves- they will not go anywhere in a taxi. i understand it can be difficult/ scary, etc. i feel a little like a taxi service myself. oh, well. i am sure that with time this will settle. Melissa, from VCOM, went to Freed Hardeman for undergrad, so it's been nice matching up who we both know.
2. Clinic
going well. very few patients this past week due to the "cold" weather. the people don't like to be in the cold early in the morning. we've seen pretty normal things this week for us: common colds, scabies and other rashes, sinusitis,HTN, DM, beign masses, cataracs, ingrown toe nails, appendisitis, etc... i have really been struggling with going back to school. sometimes i wonder why i didn't go to med school. it's becoming more and more tempting everyday.
3. House
we have a new boy living with us. have i written that? it's becoming more clear that God is really leading amber to open a boy's home. it's a challenge becuase they're 14, 15, and 16 years old. they're teenagers- loud, music listening, wrestling, etc. BUT, so sweet- when they're undercontrol. they're very attentive. they take so much pride in our house. they clean without (too much) compliant. Darwin ocasionally will make my bed up and wait to see my face when i come in to see it. They are just like little boys. They have really missed out on a lot of life, like having a family.
4. Gym
well, it's closing-for 2 weeks and moving to another location. i have really enjoyed going to the gym. amber and i usually do whatever class is being offered at that time like, dance, interval, step, etc. it's been nice to be able to go with amebr and jeanne. i have no idea if we will continue to go to another, but i hope so.
5. Church
i purposely left this to the end because i am a little ashamed. for the past 3 Sundays in a row, groups have either been coming or going on Sunday so i have not been able to go. I am really looking forward to this Sunday. We have had some of the elders from the Vega church speaking to us during our devotional time in the morning at the clinic.

well, i guess that is it. i do so hope things are going well. keep in touch. God bless.


At 9:04 AM , Blogger katie said...

I have found you! I love reading about you and what is going on in your life. Things are the same in Nashville and Thomas and I are trying to keep Jason in line! Just kidding, he is great. I look forward to reading more of your blogs. We don't have one, but I am thinking about it.

At 4:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erin - Great post!! It is amazing how many people you are able to help down there! Know that you are thought of with lots of love here in GA!


At 1:05 PM , Blogger Elizabeth Byerly said...

Hey Erin!

Just wanted to say hello-

Rumor has it that Mr. Gatti's is making its way back to Nashville!

Stay safe!

At 12:59 PM , Blogger Misty George said...

Erin Sounds like you are a very busy woman. I am looking forward to keeping in touch! You will be in our prayers.


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