Daniel Chapter 8 followed by juice and an entire colony of jiggers

Niall2 Posted by Niall Manogue on Tue, 14 Nov 2006 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Well my devoted blogees, time for another instalment from Kiwoko Hospital. Things are going well weve started a process of thinking about a strategy for HIV/AIDS for the hospital and as part of that Ive taken on the job of researching current thinking and good practice in responding to AIDS on a national and international scale. Its been great so far been down to Kampala and managed to download most of the UNAIDS website. Its worth a look if you want to educate yourself, though does go to quite a deep level. So now I am wading through pages and pages of reports but loving it! Its really interesting and challenging.

My athletic pursuits continue, with the Kampala MTN marathon this weekend. Not doing the entire thing admittedly, but planning on the 10 km road race. Havent run for the last 2 weeks or so, due to an injury in my foot so well see how that develops over the next few days. The upside of working at a hospital is that I have the rehab department at my disposal those of you who know me well and have had suspicions about my balance and overall spatial awareness in the past, will be pleased to hear that Alison, the CMS GB physio, tells me I poor balance and dreadful posture. So now its official.

Staff fellowship last week was particularly eventful, with a study on Daniel Ch 8 led by Ken, (Daniel really is a top book God remaining in control despite how things seem!), followed by some superb fresh orange juice. The night took a slightly unexpected turn when I decided to show everyone, the previously mentioned injured foot. It was at that point, that someone very knowledgeable, pointed out that the bit on my foot which I had thought was a blister from running, was in fact a jigger! These little fleas burrow into your foot, where they lay eggs, produce larvae and then produce pain! So Anna, a Ugandan student very acquainted with such things, proceeded to extract said larvae from my foot with a pin. I didnt scream at all and it was agreed that I was a very brave boy indeed. The story is now growing a little, with me claiming that it was not only one jigger in my foot, but in fact an entire colony. The Ugandans look on bemused and shake their head at the muzungu.


Yvonne Manogue said Tue, 14 Nov 2006 12:54PM
well now at least you can say with authority--"well I'm jiggered" Glad you were brave though, thats MY BOY!! Trust foot well on way to recovery don't want it to spoil that fancy footwork of yours!! hugs from one who knows lots!!xx