I am writing a quick blog from the internet cafe at the Accra Mall. Ashley and I decided to come here when we finished up in clinic today. To update you on the events of the last 24 hours won’t take very long. Last night we stuck with the plan to stay at home and relax. We cooked pasta and I was able to finish New Moon. It was an early night and I was asleep by 11:00. I forgot that I made a deal with Junior and Linda to go running this morning so when he knocked on the door shortly after 6:00 am I was caught a little off guard. I quickly realized why he was there and jumped up to get ready.
I rode with Linda and Junior to Coco beach where Junior played football (soccer) with a large group of people and I went running with Linda (his wife). We run back to where Ashley and I had seen the boats earlier in the week. I was even greated by one of the men on the beach who remembered my name. We went up and down the beach running a few times and then we backed up to head back to the mission house. Junior wanted to stop to clean his car on the way (a red pathfinder) and we stopped at Dr. Ablorh’s house where I met Junior’s mom and Linda and I watched as he washed the car. After leaving the house, Junior grabbed some bread from a local stand to take back to his mom after dropping me off. I was back at the mission house before 8:30 am with enough time to shower before heading to the hospital just before 9:00 am.
It was a busy morning at the clinic. Dr. Akosua saw emergency cases and several patients who were following up with her from the week. We had 2 patients with CVAs (strokes), a child having a seizure and a woman in pre-term labor. We had to refer all of these to larger hospitals but we did the initial triage. There was also a boy in need of stitches and a newly diagnosed diabetic. It was busy morning. We were finished by 2 pm. I think Dr. Akosua was very ready to be done at this point and Ashley and I were also ready to go.
After clinic, Ashley and I caught a cab for the Accra Mall (where I am currently typing this). We ate a late lunch, ate some icecream and settled in to watch ”Yes Man”. It wasn’t as good as ”Australia” but still good. We walked up the road by the mall to see if there were still vendures but they were done for the day. I was able to buy a fairly cheap shirt at the mall and another book and then we found the computers.
Tomorrow we are going to La Palm for the day. The travel book mentioned that they have a buffet so we are hoping it is available. I will be out of email contact for the day but I will be back on Monday. I hope all is going well.