Thursday, January 10

Fwd: Google Earth Image

 This is where I live atm (for my 2 weeks in Glenden).

I didn't figure out how to make the link from google earth work, so I hopefully the picture will be big enough to see.

So my little trip to Glenden is going well. I'm about 2 hours inland from Mackay and its been nice and warm... or hot outside and perfectly airconditioned inside. I've almost felt cool at times but not complaining! The doctor here (Rachel) is great fun - and a good teacher. I've seen heaps of stuff, and got to do quite a lot. There are masses of kids, babies, mums, pregnant mums plus miners having medicals and health and well being checks. I've been looking in ears, listening to hearts and lungs, palapting tummies - all good medical stuff. I'd been practicing my suturing on a pig trotter and today I stitched up a wound. Admittedly it was a cut we created to drain a massively swollen leg where a guy had been kicked by a horse - but it lookd so much better after. I gave a few injections - IM maxalon, morphine and local aneasthetic. I helped cut off a plaster cast the other day with a (modified) angle grinder, and did a pap smear today. I've also done some neonatal 6 week checks and a couple of check ups on pregnant women.

I've also spent some time hanging out with Rachel and her family - 3 boys, aged 6, 8, and 10. They're good fun and never a boring moment with them around. Hopefully I'll get to go sailing in Mackay on the weekend - otherwise, who knows what else will come my way!

1 comment:

Nicholas said...

Wow Kate, all them little medical adventures must be so interesting! I find it hard to believe I'll be doing that sort of thing this year! I've just been in Brisbane for the last few weeks, and if the rain was bad there it must've been worse near Mackay.. See you next month :)