Monday, January 26, 2009
My internet is up and running again, and I am totally healed health wise. I had an interesting experience, however, at the hospital. Despite all of my fears of how it would be, it was as pleasant as any hospital experience could be. Earlier in the week before I got sick, I learned that San Pedro Sula has one of the highest AIDS population of the Americas. I am also reading A Glimpse of Grace which is about a pharmacist who went to jail for how she distributed AIDS medicine. (Its an incredibly powerful book about how she was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit, and her journey through prison) Anyways, as soon as my roommates mentioned the hospital my mind began inventing all kinds posibilities. I started crying, "I don't want AIDS!!!" Karla looked at me with a look of horror, YOU WILL NOT GET AIDS. WE ARE CLEAN HERE AND YOU WILL BE BETTER AFTER HAVING A DOCTOR TAKE CARE OF YOU!!" Of course it was said in love, but with an authority that made me bite my tongue. The hosptial was like one in the States. It was clean, the doctors were so kind, and they took the needles out of the sealed packages right in front of me. I was really dehydrated from my fever and so I had an iv for a few hours and was a lot better. I don't ever plan on going back to the hospital while I live here, however, its not a scary experience. I thank God that I have such great roommates who look out for me and take care of me. They are fun to live with, and they are also very caring people who I appreciate very much, and appreciate even more now.