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Almost back home at LAMB-hospital

Written by Antje on February 3rd 2015 21:03

My three months in the Netherlands are history! Today, I will travel the last leg of my journey to my house on the LAMB Hospital compound in Bangladesh. I look back with gratitude to these months full of encounters with people whom I could tell about my work in Bangladesh. I am grateful for the hospitality I received and enjoyed time with my family. During the Christmas holiday, my brother and family come over from Spain, so ‘everybody’, the whole family of 21 people, was in the Netherlands.
I drove well over 8500 km (5100 miles) during these months, thanks to a small car that I could use. It was such a pleasure to be able to come and go where I wanted without attracting attention in a crowd. That’s quite different in Bangladesh. 
Also, I gained a good 10 kg (22 lbs) in these months! That’s what happens with a lot of good food that I don’t eat otherwise, and with the limited physical movement during the Dutch winter. 
 
Below is a picture of when I gave a talk in my sending church in Maastricht. Here, too, it was good to familiarize people anew with my work in the hospital.
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Even though we hardly had a real winter, we did have a few days with a touch of snow…
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Skating on an artificial skating rink in Utrecht. In this picture, you see my father, 2 brothers, sister-in-law and myself. I had just taking off my skates, but I assure you I really did skate, on very wobbly ankles…
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What’s next? Back to work as of tomorrow. During the last month, a replacement surgeon from Emmen helped out, so I know there still are a few patients after all the surgeries. I have also been in touch with the hospital about a patient with an infected wound. Tomorrow I’ll find out about the rest. I’ll stay in touch!