Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ships Ahoy!

Sunset outside of Panama City!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm safe and sound on the Coral Princess! I'm working harder than I ever have in my life but having a great time doing it!

Here on the ship, I've been treating patients for many varied conditions such as Parkinson's, back pain, and allergies. I'm fortunate that this is a 15-day cruise because we're making great progress so far! My patients are coming in for courses of treatments and coming in as frequently as possible. This is how the medicine is supposed to be practiced! The only problem is, I'm having trouble with patient compliance when I prescribe herbs. Any suggestions on how I can stress the importance of herbal medicine? Anyway, I have two treatment rooms that face the ocean and on any given day I will treat 5-14 patients. It's been a very busy week!

One of my treatment rooms!

In terms of living situations, I have my own room which is bigger than I expected (thank god!) and I get to eat in the Officer's Mess because I'm considered an Officer! How great is that?

You can follow me on the Coral Princess website for my itinerary...I'll be heading to beautiful Alaska in May!