"If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world."
-Elaine S. Dalton
Somber day. Went out with the mobile medical clinic to a beautiful colony with about 15 patients. My station was sitting with the nurse as she poked, cleaned and cut at the ulcers. It was sad. Leprosy is a funny thing because for some people, their nerves have died and they can't feel their limbs. For others, it makes them hyper sensitive. In both cases, it was hard to watch. I don't usually have the stomach for anything surgerylike (when I worked at the dermo, I couldn't even eat lunch if they left the door open while operating on someone. The noises alone! So sick). But today I just had to tune out the actual ulcers and zone in on the patient. They needed a little comfort and I couldn't give it if I was dry heaving under my mask ya know. Had to step up. And that was good for me. Hard, but good. Look at me in my big girl pants now, hahaha :) So ya, that's today and now we leave for the Chennai airport at the lovely hour of 3. AM that is. Then it's to Dehli, Agra, and who knows what else. I'm excited to experience some more culture as an actual tourist (still gonna wear Chudadars though, I just love these comfy things :)