Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Here are a few pictures from my welcome home party!
Rachel and Tony
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
This is from yesterday pre-split removal and IV loss!
Monday, October 22, 2007
I had my surgery bright and early Saturday morning. It was quite an experience. The first interesting thing was the epidural I had! I was numb from the middle of my ribs to my toes. In the middle of the surgery I was having a little bit of trouble breathing because my lungs were a little numb. The body is amazing because as soon as he finished and took out the scope my breathing returned to normal. Even though I couldn't feel anything my body knew there shouldn't be anything inside it! I think it also helped that I was listening to some very good Christian music.
I was actually able to watch the whole surgery minus the cutting and stitching up at the end. The scope had a camera on the end so I watched it all through a TV! I was able to see inside my knee and all the intricate details. God sure did an amazing work when He created us!! I am on my way to a full recovery. I will have to bee in the hospital for 5 days total. I know if I were in the US I would be home already but things are very different here. Also the cost is much cheaper here is even after staying for 5 days it will be maybe 1/4 of the cost.
Something else very different about Korean hospitals is that if patients are able they can leave the hospital. So I went for a walk today over to 7-Eleven because I really wanted some Coke and chocolate! It was so strange to be outside with my IV and everything, but "when in Korea, do as the Koreans do!"
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I am little nervous not of the surgery because I have one of the best surgeons in South Korea. I am nervous because the hospitals are set-up very differently. There are 6 to 8 people per room and the bathroom/shower is down the hall. The nurses only come to the room if they are giving you medicine or changing a dressing. Other than that everything is left up to the family to do for the patient. I not only don't have family here but I will be in a totally different city than the one i live in and none of my friends have cars. My pastor and his wife are taking me to the hospital and will be around for half the day on Saturday. Then my friend Sarah will be spending the night with me.
Please pray for a quick recovery! I will be on crutches for a little while afterward and I live about a 15 minute walk from my work when I am able to walk regularly. I am not sure if my motorcycle will be an option to get to work or not!! I will have to wait and see. Thanks so much for your prayers.
I am playing a boxing video game where you actually wear boxing gloves. It is harder than it looks! The machine senses where you are as you bob and wave the blows from your opponent.
I love racing real cars or video games it doesn't matter!
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
This term was special though because Kelly was leaving and it was her last day of teaching in Korea. Each class brought a cake and many "delicious" snacks. Koreans love to use the word delicious to describe food. Here are a few pictures of the many parties we had that day.
I had a great day as always and it was a good send off for Kelly!
Monday, October 08, 2007
One of my Korean friends left for Canada in June. Here are a few pictures from the traditional tea house that we went to.
My friend Claire and I
This is a traditional Korean swing. It is so tall because in the past all Koran villages had walls around them. The girls would push each other to see how high they could go. This was the only time the girls would be able to see over the wall of the village.