Open for Business (Again)

It stopped raining! I just thought I'd give that update first, since some of you were wondering if we were still flooded in. There's still a lot of water out there, but we no longer have to wade through it to get in & out of our house. That is a major blessing, considering the nightmares I've been having about parasites and nematodes squirming in between my toes from all that nasty water...

The clinic staff on the first day

In other news, the thyroid clinic is officially open this week! Dr Rusty, the American missionary doctor with whom I worked two years ago, has returned and set up shop to once again treat the masses of Cambodia (literally and figuratively). In our first year, we saw over 300 patients with a wide variety of thyroid disorders (overactive, underactive, cancer, masses, goiters...). And I'm guessing this year won't be any different - if anything, it will probably be even busier. On our first day open, without any advertisement, we saw three new patients and two patients from last year - ok, not super busy, but I'm not even sure how they knew we were seeing patients again.

Foolin' around with sunnies. Uncle is happy clinic is open again, too.

I'm super pumped to get back into hands-on clinical nursing. Teaching about health is fun, but I like taking care of sick people, to put it simply. Although I probably will only work for another 2-3 months before the baby comes, I hope I can enjoy the time I have. My time will be split between two days at thyroid clinic, one day of general clinic, and the rest of time taking care of Andrew and the house and nurturing this little life that's growing inside me.

(Before you ask, yup, we did an ultrasound last week, but the result regarding gender was inconclusive. Stay tuned next month for a gender update!)

And by the way, if anyone has tips on how to paint your toenails while hugely pregnant, please share them. I'm rapidly approaching the point of being too big to do it, and trust me, your eyes will suffer...

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