As our time here quickly winds down, maybe you have been wondering about the future of this blog. Do I have a plan for it, or will it just end? I started to really think about this as I listened to OnBeing this morning during my run. Her guest, Anil Dash, said it takes about 7 or 8 years to become good at blogging: that makes me feel a little bit better.
An unexpected week saw Susan and I both come down with Dengue Fever and spend 2 days in the hospital. We are doing well and continuing to rest and recover. The illness created some time to reflect on illness, the Thai medical system, and our service here. I hope you enjoy the read! Susan says it's her favorite post yet!
This week's post is kind of long and heavy, but it builds off of last week's differences in healthcare and adds in some differences in end-of-life care. Read through to the end for my exciting "New Feature", and I managed to upload some photos from a bicycling excursion Susan and I recently took.
Half a World Away, healthcare and life look a lot different, there are a still a lot of similarities though. Today I discuss a recent visit to the hospital and visiting a very ill man.
I will warn you now that this is a long post that gets somewhat technical. I have struggled with it for over a week as I tried to decide how to approach it. The organization, decisions about content, and analysis all continue to frustrate me, but I thought it important to share.