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We were beginning to get a bit anxious about the lack of progress on where we were going with Ruth’s knees. So Martin put the Wednesday Prayer meeting onto the task at our church. Within 24 hours the phone and email flurries began and we are now booked on a flight to Thailand for Saturday morning with an appointment to see the orthopaedic surgeon on Sunday. Surgery maybe Sunday evening??
Ruth is being quite calm about it, considering. She has a phobia about needles (don’t ask how that happened to a doctor’s daughter!) so her main concern is that she is unconscious before anyone approaches her with anything sharp. I’ve promised to try and negotiate something on her behalf. Prayers would be much appreciated that surgery goes smoothly, successfully and without any hysterics on Ruth’s part.
Squeezing in before our medical expedition, are the medical student midterm exams for both 1st and 2nd years. I was running one of the clinical exams today, and tomorrow it the other year’s turn. The biggest challenge has been to find enough volunteers for students to demonstrate examining patient’s abdomens. Most of our patients are too sick to hike across the building site debris to the basic science building, so I’ve been looking for staff volunteers. I’m one of the volunteers as I thought I should set a good example. We’ve limited it to 5 students per patient, as that seemed enough times to be prodded by a beginner to me! Hopefully there won’t be too many bruises.
Yours in Him,