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Aug 26, 2012 - Day 68

Hello Everyone! In about 10 days time, I will be leaving India for a short (60 days) break. I am returning in November for a little while longer. The reason for the break is that India can be very daunting on your first visit. From what I hear (among those who have come and gone for many years)is most Westerners come to India, stay at 4 and 5 star hotels and really never see the "real India" I have been so blessed to have gotten to see this part for the last 68 days. Secondly, being a hospice nurse is trying under the best circumstances but...

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Aug 11, 2012 - Day 52

Hello Everyone, It's been sometime since I last sent an update. Today is Lord Krishna's birthday so we have the day off from work. I was finally able to clean my apartment. The landlord stated he cleaned before I moved in, however it must have been months ago that he did. It was good to finally get the Lysol out and really clean to my liking. Work is going well, however there are times that I feel I am not doing enough or well enough. I suppose we all have feeling like this, and I am no different. It has been a very trying week for me...

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Jul 29, 2012 - Day 40

Hello Everyone! Well, I have reached the 40th day in India! Time is going fast and also creeping along at the same time. I continue to try and adapt everyday with some days better than others, but still it's going ok. Today was our monthly clinic and my best guess, we saw 85 patients in about 4 hours. It still floors me how the system works here. I won't bore you with the details, but suffice to say, it's not hospice care but somewhere between palliative and curative. I don't think there is a name for it yet! I am trying to get some sort of...

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Jul 21, 2012 - Work has started!

Hello everyone! I started seeing patients at Ganga Prem Hospice this week and it certainly is different but at the same time it's just like back home. I have seen 11 patients so far and all have varying forms of cancer. I am surprised that due to the smog and very poor air quality that I am not seeing any lung cancers! Family takes on a significant role and are very involved. Spouse, adult children, grandchildren are around for every visit, know the medications they are on and help answer any questions. As I have said before, family is...

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Jul 12, 2012 - Thoughts on India ( so far)

Hello All! I thought I would send a few thoughts on India. I have been here over 3 weeks now and have gathered a few "oh my's" " I can't believe this" to share with you. 1. There are really no line markings on the roadways. It's pretty much if you want to pass you can do so anyway you can. You do need to use your car horn ALOT as this tells walkers and cars in the other lane what you plan on doing. There is a hierarchy to passing and that is buses and trucks first, then shared jeeps, cars, tuk tuks and cycle rickshaws then finally, last on...

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May 16, 2010 - Vishranti -A Doon Valley Resort and Spa

Vishranti Located on the fringes of the protected Sal forests West of Dehradun, nestled in 23 acres, in quiet environs with nothing but Nature as company is Vishranti, A Doon Valley Resort & Spa. Vishranti, a private estate so far and having a cricketing legacy is open to visitors now who desire a getaway in the midst of nature. The Cottages housing suites are designed in style of colonial country bungalow with sloping roofs and wide verandah from where one can enjoy serene views of acres of Sal Forest organic farms and surrounding hills....

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Dec 8, 2009 - Dehra Dun

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD The time had finally come for us to pack up all the people and luggage and set off for Dehra Dun, northeast of Delhi, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Anil’s brother Ajay had given me the task of figuring out the ‘seating plan’ in the six vehicles we were taking and also to make sure that we got everyone up by 7:00am and away as soon as possible. I set up a spreadsheet on my laptop and listed the six cars and who would ride in each of them. Of course, it didn’t really matter to me who sat where, but I did want...

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Oct 30, 2006 - Rishikesh (Nordindien)

Namaste!! nach 50std busfahren bin ich endlich in rishikesh angekommen (liegt im norden von inden und der staat grenzt an nepal und tibet) stellt euch vor war die einzige touristin im ganzen bus.. alles tibeter und nepalesen... hab mir so gewuenscht, mit den leuten zu kommunizieren... aber nepalesisch und tibetisch sind nicht wirklich einfache sprachen. die fahrt war sehr abenteurlich und die pinkelpausen der absolute hit.. einfach am strassenrand.. egal wer zu schaut und ob auto etc kommt... ist doch egal.. es lebe die freiheit grins in...

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