Surgeon

Since 2008, it's the third time I'm on the continent of Africa. Starting from Monrovia of Liberia, then Aweil in South Sudan, and now Nasir of South Sudan.
It’s my last week in Teme Hospital, still full of surprise and excitement.
It was an exciting Monday morning. Unfortunately, the final outcome was very disappointed.
It’s another busy week. But the tiredness was driven by the excitement of last two days.
I have performed my seventh laparotomy case in Teme in this morning. It’s another case of gun shot wound at the back, on right side of spine. The bullet stayed at left side of abdominal wall, just beneath the skin.
It’s the fourth time in this week I was called back to hospital for emergency operation. Luckily, it was 8 o’clock on Sunday morning after my early morning run ( 37 minutes for 5 laps ) and breakfast.
It has been crazily busy in last three days. I had to return and perform emergency operations in two consecutive nights.
Hurrah! I had my first run in Port Harcourt this evening. It’s a Sunday afternoon. It’s the Nigerian Presidential Inauguration Day. It has been quiet so far.
It’s great I have my own bedroom today after some other expatriate left. We finished work today early and returned home at 7:30pm. I had time to unpack my baggage. It’s a nice, tidy room with shower and hot water supply.
I experienced the power of tropical storm yesterday. There was already raining in morning. We started our ward round a bit late in Sunday morning. Then we had a short case needed operation. The pouring rainfall came while we were in hospital.
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