Thursday, May 24, 2007


Wow. I love Nepal. When we got off of the plane in Nepal we were greeted with a cool breeze! It was such an amazing change from the horribly humid heat that we had been experiencing for the past week. The hospital that we are at (Sheer Memorial Hospital) is in Banepa and is at a higher elevation than Katmandu (where we were yesterday). Definately a good thing, because we are out of all the pollution from Kadmandu. There is so much pollution that people on the streets actually have face masks - especially the traffic police. We are having a good time and I am learning a lot. This morning I made friends with some folks in the ER and will be able to see more cases. Great experience. Gotta run,
Best wishes to all!

Monday, May 21, 2007

p.s. to me

More things to blog about sometime in the future:
- interesting people we've met - Paul PT
- Ajit
- group dynamics
- Sari shopping with April's friend's parents
- McDonalds
- Vomitus (maybe not for all to read)

Some pictures!

This is at springs of life orphanage - an SDA run orphanage. The kids were so good! Amazing time with amazing people.

This is April, Nyahon, and I at the Taj Majal!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Kolkata, India

After traveling for 3 days in various modes of transportation I had found my ankles to have dissappeared from the overwhelming dependant edema. I am not old. I should not have these logs for ankles. I don't have heart failure either! What's the deal?! Thankfully, my cankles (calves that extend into my ankles) have gone.

I have been volunteering at an orphanage for handicapped children here in Kolkata. It is heartwrenching work. There are some children that are just mentally handicapped, but most are both. You can see how frustrating it is for some of them to just not be able to communicate. I especially took to a little girl, Ramika I think her name is, who follows you with her eyes wherever you go.
Feeding time is the worst. Feeding children who mentally are not there is very challenging. They fight you. How ethical is it for you to force feed them? But how ethical is it for you to let them die because their mental function tells them they'd rather not swallow?
Gotta run,

Things to blog about in the future...
- Free food
- Potters for Peace
- Taj Majal
- Springs of Life Orphanage
- Mafia
- Temple/
- Shopping for Punjabi's
- House of the Dying

Monday, May 14, 2007


New Camera folks! More wonderful pictures to come!!
Think India.


This is my mom and I yesterday. We had a great time making a new flowerbed, planting stuff, and pulling weeds. It was a family affair, and two of my brothers came too. What a nice way to spend the afternoon. It is so novel to have a tired body instead of a tired brain!

Thursday, May 10, 2007


My friend Ray reminded me of this seriously HOT car just the other day. These pictures are from London. Ya... I touched it. Pretty amazing, I must say


Has it really been that long since I've posted? I've been busy, what can I say. Finals have kicked my butt, and the busy doesn't end with the finals. Friday I'm supposed to take a test called the Packrat. It's basically a practice test for the PANCE (PA national certification exam). Ya... so I kinda need to study. Then I'm leaving for far away places already next Tuesday! Wow. Crazy. I haven't even begun to think of what to pack.