If We Had Some Bacon

My dad used to have a saying that went like this, “If we had some bacon, we could have bacon and eggs, if we had some eggs.”

I don’t know why, but today’s experiences in The Regional Hospital made me remember his humor. Certainly you have to keep a sense of humor to get through the bureaucracy in all organizations. A little more humor is required when there are language and cultural barriers that keep getting in the way.

With that lead-in, let me share with you my new experiences from today.

First let me say “Thank You” to the two blood donors that gave blood this morning. The Boquete Hospice and Health Foundation had one donor and another came as a result of one of my other requests. You do not realize how important it is to have a source for blood in case of an emergency.

Panamanians have plenty of family that can be organized on a moments notice. Foreigners don’t have that luxury. Continue reading