We had to buy colostomy bags - the hospital emergency department performed a temporary lower bowel bypass on a client of ours, but it doesn't stock colostomy bags. I asked why and I soon wished I hadn't; she had been raped so violently that her excreta had been leaking into her vagina. It makes me wonder about the hell that the women here go through. What would havehappened if MSF were not here, what would have happened if she was not lucky enough to be within travel distance of our clinic? What the hell is happening in the world? It makes me upset and angry to write about it.
Our nurse basically forced the doctor to take a lunch break today - she hardly ever takes a break. I went with her to get some food at the house. She was despairing that she has sent about 15 clients to get X-rays for broken bones this week and it's only Thursday lunch-time.
As I write this I ponder.......should I write about this........I think yes. People should know what is going on in 2009. I hear stories every day that would make front page news in most places I've lived - but they don't here.