Today was our last day serving in San Juan de Oriente as well as my last day working in a clinical setting. We were up early for a tasty breakfast of French toast, rice with beans, and an assortment of tropical fruits before heading to the clinic. We treated a variety of patients. In comparison to the previous days, Leslie and I met with an abnormally high number of children with asthma. Other common ailments included arthritis pain, ear infections, hypertension, diabetes, UTIs, and a wide array of skin rashes. We shut the clinic down early again (around 3) because of the noise coming from the fair going on outside of the church.
A few things are for sure- Each day I’ve left the clinics with a great amount of satisfaction and excitement about what we are doing and what I want to do with my life. I’m learning more and more about myself, the world around me, and the kind of doctor and person I strive to be. I’m so happy and thankful I've chosen medicine as my life and career path.