Michelle is one of the students who traveled with us and participated in the work at the hospital. She kept her own blog during the trip and took great pictures. Here are excerpts and links to her posts.
I am so excited that we started screening our first group of patients today. I was in charge of taking images and videos of patients for the intake group today, and I loved seeing all of the patients. They had such great attitudes, and it was very humbling to see how people can be so happy, even though they were given so little.
Today we screened 44 people, and did it in about the same amount of time, despite only having two rooms rather than the 3 we had on the first day. My dad took the pictures and videos today, so I followed Sahra Sellers, a resident surgeon, and watched over her shoulder most of the time. We had a few special patients today whose pictures I will show below.
I can now add being in an operating room onto my list of firsts I experienced this trip. When I first got into Dr. Lehnert's room, I felt a bit woosy, as they had to administer to drugs through a needle in the spine, and were cleaning everything with iodine, which got me a little light headed. Needles are not my thing. This experience re-affirmed the fact that I do not want to be a surgeon when I grow up!