2 Nurses on a Mission: Vaccinations

I always knew I lived in a good place but when I saw the list of recommended vaccinations for my upcoming trip to Haiti it really made me take a minute or two to say a prayer of thanks. Vaccines for typhoid, Hepatitis A and B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, tetanus, and malaria prophylaxis are all on my to-do list plus there are others not offered, just known to scare me. I don’t dare tell the hubby. He’s worried enough. I did get my tetanus and flu shots last week. 2 down. Now I am waiting on titers to see if I need the MMR or the Hepatitis B vaccines.

I’ve been collecting blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, and bandages whenever I can. I’ve been given recommendations from others who have gone on missions so I picked up some colored pencils instead of crayons (they don’t melt), little toys for the kids, toothbrushes, and combs. Maybe I will pick up some reading glasses, too. I know how difficult it is when your eyes change with age and you can’t read. Leaves you feeling frustrated and helpless.

We still have a long list of things to collect and bring.

Each day a different challenge.

Here’s to sore arms!

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My Mission Trip to Haiti: Making the Dream Come True

I didn’t realize what a big undertaking going on a mission trip would be. Our group is made up of nurses from Maine Medical Hospital and two nurses from Florida. I’m one of the two from Florida. The distance adds a challenge to getting things ready and fundraising. Instead of 12 helping hands there are 10 and 2. Thank God for friends and family. Things like attending the fundraiser in Portland, Maine is out. It sounds like it will be a good time, too. It will be on November 15 at 12:00 PM at the Flask Lounge…..and I won’t be there, which means I need to do other things to keep up my end. It does mean if you are up that way…GO! Click Here for more information: HERE

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From Miss Eileen’s Vintage Shop is this Kodak Brownie Duraflex ll Flash Camera Outfit in the original box.
The kit comes with the camera, flash unit, instruction book, and a roll of Kodak Verichome Pan Film. The film expiration date is Jun 1968 and it is in the original box.

Well, that’s all for now. I’ve got lots of items to list in the vintage shop and a few patterns, too. Remember to use the coupon code BLOGGIN for 10% off your purchase in MissEileen’s Vintage or GoofingOff Sewing. 

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