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September 2011

MARIE’S RETURN TO ONTARIO
By: lottadigital
Sep 17, 2011

The trip home was uneventful but long.  By the time we arrived at home in our respective cities (Halifax and Guelph) and the comfort of our own beds Louis, Judy and I had probably been up for at least 40 hours.  We had worked right until the last minute and in fact, I feel terrible […]

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BACK HOME SEPT. 14TH
On: Sep 14, 2011
By: lottadigital

Well we are back home safe and sound…wow what an experience….looking at the pics and putting everything together it almost feels like a dream..our reality is so different..it’s funny how things work, we live in the reality of what today is.. While we were in Africa we lived in there world there reality and it […]

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Back To Reality
On: Sep 14, 2011
By: lottadigital

Well the day was a day to get back into the reality…it feels like a dream, where we were so far away, in a different world, and now we are back to our live, dealing with all the pressures we had before..but how can we ever forget what we saw… impossible, this experience has changed […]

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MADE IT HOME
On: Sep 14, 2011
By: lottadigital

well after a long plane ride, some food and a difficult sleep due to being tired… finally able to go on the computer and down load some pictures. These are few of some 1,000 of pictures but show what Africa was like Thank you for reading the blog, hope it was helpful, and we look […]

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SEPTEMBER 11 2011 MIX EMOTIONS
On: Sep 11, 2011
By: lottadigital

We had a good day today, travelled to abomey, where the kings live.  It was very interesting.  Kings really ruled the area, they owned 47 hectar of land, many many servants but it was a very barbaric time, decapitating people, burying women alive, and the kings that had more than 4,000 wives… and all of […]

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SEPT. 11’11 ( OUR DAY OUT)
On: Sep 11, 2011
By: lottadigital

Well we where up early this morning for church then off we went to explore the area.. Our first stop was at a school run by nuns. ( sister Clarice and sister Marthe) they are doing a good job expanding the school, they had breakfast ready for us and we had a tour of the […]

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SEPT. 10TH ( SHORT WORK DAY TODAY)
On: Sep 10, 2011
By: lottadigital

Well As Louis says we finished early today. I think the staff needed a break and to be honest so did we… Louis, Marie, Kitie, Rodrigo and I went to visit the village of Logpo, its 7km away from where we are.. Interesting to see the way the people live…There are sooooo soooo many children, […]

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EVENING
On: Sep 10, 2011
By: lottadigital

A good day today, we worked until 13:00 since this was asked by the hospital administration,that is OK since we all need a break.  We have done over 45 operations since we arrived, 4 times more that what is being done here at this hospital in a week.  As we know 3 babies were admitted […]

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SEPTEMBER 9 2011 (11:50PM BENIN TIME) WHERE TO BEGIN…
On: Sep 9, 2011
By: lottadigital

Louis and I did the rounds tonight at 9:30.  There are approximately 25 patients at the hospital who have undergone various surgeries since we arrived.  The patients and family members are sleeping everywhere; some on old hospital beds wearing simple cotton clothes.  There are no sheets on the beds.  Others sleep on the floor on […]

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 INCREDIBLE
On: Sep 9, 2011
By: lottadigital

So we finished the last hernia at 16:00.  Large oral tumor was a large abscess, but with no xrays, very difficult to tell pre-op.  Large osteoma of the mandible, due to lack of money cannot get an xray,so may have to wait to be done…. may be next time… Waiting for 2 more cleft kids […]

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