Wow! This has been a crazy week! I am writing from Maptuo where I am staying while recovering from a finger surgery (result of a skin bacteria infection. gross.) that I had earlier in the week. The craziness really started last Thursday, when I accidently electrocuted myself. oops. haha. I was making french fries on our hotplate-esq-stovetop and made the terrible mistake of eating my salad while doing so. I ended up stirring the oil in the frying pan with my metal fork and the result was me a few feet back and the fork on the opposite side of the room-after receiving an intennnse shock. I really wish someone had been there to film it bc it was a weird experience! After that, I noticed I had some bumps on one of my fingers...which I wrongly assummed were just some bug bites. By Sunday night I was sick with chill/fever and came to Maputo the next morning. I ended up in a clinic in Maputo where I had surgery to remove the spots on my finger. It really felt like I was in a scene from an African documentary-really old looking hospital room with a few roll beds. I was really impressed with myself though, because the surgeon only spoke portuguese and we were able to communicate perfectly fine! Super exciting :) After the surgery they wrapped up my hand in a ridiculous cast and even made me wear a sling. When I returned to Moamba on Wednesday everyone FREAKED out. haha. Everyone was super worried-just because the bandages make it seem WAY worse than it actually is. haha. Now i'm wasting time in the peace corps office catching up on some tv (except I can't figure it out because it's a really high tech one so it's stuck on this one channel with weird alien shows. haha) while I wait for my (hopefully) last medical apointment.
This post is kinda doom and gloom but this has pretty much all i've been up to this past week. haha. Hopefully something more exciting will happen next week :) I love everyone a lot and hope things are going great back home! Also, don't forget to keep the letters/packages coming :)
PS. The title of my blog post is a quote from the book Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson (sent to me by the lovely Jessica Applegate). I am kinda obsessed with this quote right now because I feel like it is really representative of my time here in Moz. (so far). My Peace Corps journey really is a rollercoaster ride-with some of the highest highs and lowest lows i''ve ever experienced in my life. This quote helps me to remember to enjoy every single moment-even the tough ones-because it is in these moments that I have the (sometimes forced) opportunity to learn more about life and myself.