the old nail through the shoe trick
I started the day at 5:30am with a hospital visit for my friend and ended the day with one for me.
Before Skuli ya Imani started today I was setting up and playing with some kids and I stepped on a dirty nail outside...it went clear through my shoe (ok, I was wearing flip flops like I do every single day of my life here) but still geez! My girlfriends present told me to rub some perfume on the wound but I opted for cleaning it, gooping on some antibiotic ointment, and gauze and getting back to teaching. After Skuli J and I searched Web MD sites (which can I just say you should NEVER do!! Seriously, I think I might die...like right now... from every minor symptom I have ever had) and realized I probably did need another tetanus shot since my last one was about tens years ago. After a couple calls we decided my best bet was a hospital about five minutes away and off I went. I saw the doctor quickly who never looked at the wound and then proceeded to ask ME how often you need a tetanus which did not do much to increase my confidence in the medical services here. I just asked for him to write the prescription which he quickly did and then I limped over to the pharmacy to buy my vaccine and needle. The workers were engaged in lively discussion and one was having a chai break so I waited a bit but after paying about 4 bucks they handed me this and directed me back to the hospital to have a nurse give me the injection:
I got the shot, prayed for a sick little boy and his mama who I was waiting with, and was on my happy albeit hobbling way within 20 minutes and it only cost about 5 bucks!
Best emergency room trip yet....always keeping it interesting y'all!