Since this is the first post of 2009--Happy New Year. I brought the year in with 6 C-sections in 12 hours. Please pray for safety as I walk to and from the hospital in the middle of the night. New Year's Day included a family nap. Malin left the following day with another physician here, Dan Hayward, to climb My Kilimanjaro. They'll be gone 8 days and 8 nights. Amelia, Meredith and I decided it would be the perfect time to have a girl sleep over. Amelia's friend Claire came over and we painted toe nails, ate popcorn, and watched The Sound of Music. We're moving in the Dan's wife and 4 boys for the rest of the week. Suzanne has graciously offered to help with the girls as I work (she also looks forward to some girls in the house).
In clinic this week, there was a man on my schedule. I said to the nurse, "I don't see men." She replied, "But you're a gynecologist." So I repeated, "Yes, that's why I don't see men." She said, "But you should be able to help him, you're a gynecologist." I smiled and said, "Yes, my training was in gynecology I have not seen a male patient in over four years." She laughed and said,"Really?" She eventually understood and ended-up calling someone else to see him. But for those of you that our wondering, his problem was related to a unfortunate accident which he was thinking Viagra would cure. There are many things not available in Kenya, but the "little blue pill" is.