Oct 3, 2007

WOW!! What a day. I asked for more items from the warehouse today. 12 more boxes went to the mailroom. The office group also had a going away little luncheon for me today. It was very nice and the Colonel “coined” me twice. One is a new volunteer coin, which says

Put on the whole armor of God. On the other side it says

Helmet of Salvation, Shield of Faith, Loins Girt with Truth, Feet Gospel of Peace, Sword of Spirit, Breastplate of Righteousness

In the middle in has all of the above with Ephesians 6:11:18

Then they had also submitted me for a hospital commander’s coin of excellence, which was approved. The commander told me that very few have been given this coin, so it means a lot to me. I have been asked when I will be coming back. I will try to plan another trip in late May, I think.

I ate lunch quickly and got back to work since they had delivered a lot of boxes to me. We had 30 patients come through today so it was busy trying to help them and get the boxes ready for mail by 3.

Then the American Legion reporter and PAO guys came back. They were looking for a patient they had met in morning. He had signed a consent for them to watch his surgery and they wanted to see him up and at the WWMC. He came down after they left and as I was helping him they came back. The PAO asked if it was all right for them to take pictures of him in the WWMC and he gave his permission and so they took pictures of me helping him. It is difficult to help a patient when you have a camera right there. But I got his bag packed and then they talked to him for a bit. He has my card and I hope that he stays in touch with me when he gets back to the West Coast.

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