Blood, Bugs and Anesthesia

I returned from Tegus today.  The workshop in Valle de Angeles (in a beautiful mountainous scenic area 30″ from Tegucigalpa) went very well.  Yesterday, Friday, after the workshop I had a dental appointment for a sore molar in an upper gum in my mouth that had been bleeding for a couple of months when I brushed my teeth.  Turned out I had a periodontal abscess and the doc did minor surgery on my mouth, scraped out all the swollen infected gunk with pick, drill and scalpel (Debridement & Curettage) and put 4 stitches in the gum; have to return to Tegus next Friday to have the stitches taken out.  Afterward I’m traveling directly to La Ceiba from there for a week’s vacation.  Not only that, after my dental appt I consulted a Dermatologist for a bunch of bug bites on my back that were driving me crazy from the itching.  Turns out the bed I slept in at the upscale hotel where we had the workshop housed voracious insects that fed on me the three nights I was there.  Don’t know why they preferred my back.  Yesterday was a busy Friday afternoon indeed.  So I’m back in La Paz with a ton of meds to treat my gum surgery and my bug-bitten back.  But it sure is good to be home.  No matter how humble there is no place like home.  Thanks Dr. Nazar!  Thanks Dr. Morales!!  Thanks Peace Corps for the prompt response to my ills!!!

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About Fortunato Velasquez

Fortunato Velasquez received his Registered Nurse's license from the State of California during the month that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. On February 15, 2020, my friend and the director of the Fundación Señor San José in La Paz, La Paz, Honduras, Sister Edith Suazo Fernandez died at the age of 47. This a video of her funeral.

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