Saturday, January 29, 2011

What the heck is that thing?

Well, it's official. I have been bitten by something on my leg and have no idea what it is! At first it looked like a simple mosquito bite and it itched, so I problem. But the next morning I woke up with a ring of bruising around the bite. Never had that with a mosquito bite before. So like the good little nurse that I am, I circled it to see if it would grow. But with the bad "street smarts" that I have (as my family likes to remind me so frequently), I used a pen and accidentally washed it off in the shower that night. Oops. However, the next morning the bruising had grown about 2-3 times as big. Naturally, my first thought was that I had necrotizing faciitis or the "flesh eating disease." And I was a little concerned. But I just kept watching it and over the last few days the brusing has gotten smaller and smaller. Phew...dodged a bullet there. Guess I get to keep my leg. I've asked around, but nobody seems to know what it might be. Hmmmm......
In addition to being bit by strange things, I am slowly adjusting to my new home here. Here are some pictures.
This is the house that I'm staying in right now. There are currently two families and myself living here. I'll be staying here for my first month and then moving up country to work in a hospital up there.

Here's our view from the porch. We look out over a river which is beautiful. At first I was afraid that this would cause there to be more mosquitos but actually the fact that we're on a hill gives us a lovely breeze and keeps the mosquitos away!
This is my bedroom. It's just the right size and has an adjoining bathroom which is awesome.
Here's my bathroom. No warm water but I've found that I don't mind. At the end of the day I'm so hot and disgusting that the cold water feels wonderful. We also have flushing toilets but can't put the toilet paper down there. This......takes some getting used to. :)
Finally, here's the living room. I like to come out here when I'm getting claustrophobic in my bedroom. There are three kids that live here so it's nice for them to have a big room to run around in.
So there's your tour. :) Now maybe you can picture where I'm least for this month. :)

1 comment:

  1. The real question is: Did you have any "bone pain" with your bruising? ;0)