At one of my meals I ran into two additional surgeons going to Balram, Dr. M is a general surgeon. He has about a year left, and believe it or not will be taking a job at the new Riverton Hospital. He lives in Dayton, Ohio, and has family ties to SLC, Utah. Small world. The other, Dr. B, is an orthopedic surgeon from Eglin AFB, Florida. I met him while teaching an EMEDS course in December. Again, small world. It's nice to know who will be taking care of folks I send to Balgram. Anyway, today is full of more dragging my bags around (now a total of 5 bulging, heavy bags, mostly full of things I hope I never have to use), waiting in line, then off to Bagram. We'll fly in on a C17. It's supposed to be a pretty fun ride as they basically dive down to the landing gear performing combat maneuvers. Then, I'm sure I'll be briefed, wait, most likely acquire more gear, then wait some more for a ride to Camp Salerno. Take care.
Me, Dr. B, Dr. M, and Dr. W
Manas at night: that's pretty much it!