It was surgery week at the clinic... We had a Hands of Hope team from Indiana made up of 2 surgeons (Dr. Ashton who is an ENT, Plastics, and Allergist and Dr. Haney who is a general surgeon) and 15 other teams members. This was my 3rd surgery week to work on, but really it was my first time to act as the team coordinator. I love surgery weeks because I have the opportunity to go into the ORs and watch random surgeries and also learn random medical terms from the doctors and nurses. I'm telling you by the end of my time here it's going to be like I'm a doctor. :)
We had 42 patients get surgery this week. They all came on Sunday (triage day) to see the doctor and to get scheduled for surgery throughout the week. Some of the patients I recognized from coming into the clinic in previous weeks to be signed up for surgery. We also had 2 family members of staff members who received surgery. This picture is of Archy's brother Neri who had nasal surgery and his sister Doris.