My last few blog updates have covered topics of both a serious and dark nature. I'm going to lighten things up a bit with another photo essay. Plus, I'm not really feeling particularly verbose this week.
On a personal note, things are going well. Our surgical volume has decreased over the last week - which of course is a good development. Another important milestone occurred this week - our replacements are in-processing at Fort Benning. The end of this deployment is near.
|The is TESS. She is awesome.|
|This is a 5 y.o. boy with an inguinal hernia that we fixed.|
|The MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle. These things have saved countless American lives.|
|This is Hashish. We found this in the pockets of one of our Afghan patients. Apparently he likes to party.|
|This is a photo of the 1980th FST shortly after our arrival. The gentlemen that look a bit out of place are Polish special forces.|
|These are rocks that the insurgents place inside IEDs. It is said that they often coat the rocks in human feces in an effort to cause a secondary infection.|
|This is one of the handful of working dogs that we have taken care of here. My colleague is starting an IV.|
MAJ Randall D. Moore, CRNA
691st Forward Surgical Team
FOB Sharana, Afghanistan