Dear Familia Bryce,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I MISS YOU, my bday present is to work on my spanish so we can talk when I get back.
NOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So...The whole story about my arm. I got a misquito bite, thats not new. It looked bad, I scrubbed it, put neosporin on it, and bandaged it and it was better. But then we had service and I lifted a ton of bamboo, and probably a ton too. I got dehydrated, what else is new. Then on Sunday morning this bite started to get redness and swelling around it, thats a sign of infection. But it was coming on really really fast. I marked it with pen and within hours it grew inches and inches. I showed a nurse in my ward at the beginning of the morning and we decided i needed antibiotics, but then I showed her after it had grown inches and inches and she said you need IV antibiotics I will take you to the hospital right now. But I have to have permission to do that. I called and told the nurse thats what the other nurse that and my arm was huge, but the doctor didnt say I could go so i stayed at home. Iiced and heat packed it for two days and took atnibiotics by mouth. I went to the office on Tuesday like normal and the nurse drained like a cup of pus from it. At this point my arm was swollen from my wrist to my shoulder and had been like that for two days. I was feeling like the doctor wasnt getting the points so I measured it again, I had been measuring it often, and sent him the measurements. Then my comp and I had a meeting with all the zone leaders and district leaders. I was in so much pain I was trying to hold back tears and breath slowly. I would look at my district leader with big eyes and say, it hurts it hurts. Then the Presidnts wife Hermana Cordon who said she wanted to take me to the hospital the next day saw me and said, lets go right now. She gets things going I like her. So we switched companions and I have ad the nurse as a companion for almost a week now. I spent tuesday, wednesday, thursday, and friday morning in the hospital with IV antibiotics and pain meds. The first night I had the chills but the other nights I got good sleep. And they had good food. Then we went back to the house of the nurse and the doctor said I have to rest for no less than one week. He is loco because I am so bored! I went crazy yesterday because I hadnt seen the outdoors for so long and I needed to see the sky. Anyway for the nurses I had rofefine in the hospital, we switched that antibiotic, and we switched it again, so I am on my fourth or fifth antibiotic right now. Good thing I have diflucan for those who understand what that is.
Anyway ths the story. I was a big girl and only cried once when I couldnt see the sky in the nurses house and was going crazy and i thought about dads bday and I missed Celiese because there was a child acorss the street that sounded like her. I got a blessing from president when I entered the hospital and asked him to call my parents just to let them know whats up. So my arm still hurts, but I am feeling a lot better now that I can get out of the house. Today I am working in the office as the nurse getting ready for the new missionaries. But I get to return to my area tomorrow of which I am excited because we have a BAUPTISM!!!! My Pablo is getting baptized. His wife is the nurse and he is the one the Spirit told me was in the road to Damascus. And we read the story in the bible and I told him that Christ wanted him to get to know him, and I wanted to know why. I am excited. I hope they go to the temple in a year. He is really smart and I love their family. I am excited to also teach a new investigator named Germes. He was a reference that we contacted really quick on sunday morning before church to invite him to come out. He said okay all i need to do is wash up and get dressed and I will come. THAT never happens, and he actually came!!!! I had to go to the hospital so I didnt get to teach him but my comp Hermana Duarte said that he told her that he had a dream, and they really believe in their dreams here, but he had a dream about my face (my face) and he wants to listen to what we have to teach because he dreamed about me. Kind of creepy but kind of cool, so I am excited to get back and tell him I am a representative of Jesus Christ and I am good news for him.
Anyway, I have been learning more about the nursing job and sometimes I am overwhelmed with what the future holds. Also Hermana Allen spoke in english to me so my spanish is failling fast, so I am glad to get back to El Espino. I miss my ward and people.
But I gotta run. Have a wonderful week everyone. PS I am not sure, communication is iffy around here but apparently we can call home for mothers day anytime from now till sunday for 40 minutes, and no skypeing. So i have to find a phone to do that. I will call and set up a time. Sorry thats vague.