Doc PJ’s blog: Himalayas to Honduras via Breckenridge

Doc PJ
Special to the Daily Doc PJ with a patient

5 am June 2, 2012

My aura seems lost somewhere between the Himalayas and the jungle. I got back to Breckenridge from Nepal late last Monday and by midnight Wednesday was on a plane to Honduras. I had a great time working with Dr. Mipsang Lama, a young Nepali doctor I helped get through medical school in Nepal. His grandfather were the hereditary kings of the remote Langtang Valley. Given the relative isolation of these high mountain pastures these subsistence yak herders maintain their Tibetan culture as purely as any where on Earth. Mipsang and I treated about 5000 people in 600 families. He did over 500 individual medical consultations and myself, not speaking Nepali or Tibetan, I pulled about 75 teeth with the help of a translator to make sure I was pulling the right one.

Now as I wait for our rented minivan to take me and our small team of Honduran development workers to the Patuca river to start our 16 days of medical camps, images of the beautiful people of Langtang compete for my attention to all the details needed to attend to the next few thousand poor subsistence farmers of the Honduran rainforest.

How blessed I am to have these opportunities to serve. I’ll write more in few weeks from home.

LIFE is Bliss,


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