Most rewarding medical mission trip (Oh, and I'm down 3 lbs)
Sunday, May 05, 2013
I have done several other medical mission trips but this was one of the most rewarding. On the flight from Houston to Honduras there were five other medical groups also in route, we all had different specialities, we were ophthalmic. We saw 1100 patients in 4 days of clinic and spent 2 days with an orphanage. It was hot, humid and no AC in our makeshift clinics, classrooms by their standards, filthy sheds by ours. Needless to say we went through bottles & bottles of sanitizer.
What made this trip different from others that I have done in Asia & Africa, is the hospitality of our Honduran hosts and the appreciation of the patients. After giving one small child glasses, she took off her bracelet and handed it to me, I was so touched. I couldn't begin to count all the hugs I received.
Needless to say I did not have time for my normal formal workouts and the food was brought to us by our hosts, usually protein & carbs. I did and still have some issues gastricly speaking, forgot to pack cipro. So headed to store to get lots of healthy veggies, Fruits and others and back to working out.
It's good to be home.