Wednesday, June 15, 2011

getting adjusted

Well, I think I've gotten over the time change now, but all this orientation has me worn out. Today was lots more paperwork, learning the hospital charting system, and taking a tour of the hospital part of the ship. I'm not ALWAYS lost around here, but do a good amount of wandering around. I won't be able to get my laptop registered to use the internet until next week, so probably won't be posting any pictures until then. I haven't had time to take any pictures yet anyway. I went up to the very top of the ship today to see the swimming pool - yesterday it was raining so we didn't go outside to see it. With the rocking of the ship back and forth, the water in the pool looked like one of those wave pools they have at water parks. Could be interesting, trying to swim laps in it. There was a beautiful view of the city from the pool, so I'll be going up there again just to take pictures sometime.

Tomorrow I'll have my first shift in the ward, with a preceptor. After that I'm sure I'll have more to write about. Right now I'm going to go find a quiet place to relax. Thank you for your prayers!


  1. What a totally different way of life for awhile...a VERY small concentrated town onboard the ship...praying for you always. Mom

  2. That sounds VERY cool to have a pool there!!! You'll get over your jet lag soon. When we were in Africa, we didn't have computers, or phones, or "nuthin'". We were lucky that our compound had electricity! How will your laundry be handled?

  3. Yeah, we're spoiled. It's basically like living in the west, NEXT to Africa but not really in it. There's a laundry room on board, and everyone gets to do one load a week.