Hospital Day 5

I will be here at BNH Hospital in Bangkok for the next five nights. In a routine physical exam here, the doctor found a tumor on my kidney and wants to remove it. Surgery was to be the next day but the blood bank did not have my A-negative blood so they had to postpone the operation until the right blood type was found today. The surgery will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning. I will not be posting here for the next few days, but as soon as the anesthetic wears off I’ll try to get going again.

Hospital Day 4

This is the cardiology department of BNH Hospital where I have been having my physical exam after two years of waiting. My doctor found a nodule on my kidney and wants to remove it so I am scheduled for surgery Saturday morning, but first I had to be checked out by a cardiologist. He noted that my heart rate was 43 beats per minute when I had an EKG on Monday and he made a note to the surgeon to have an external pacemaker ready in case my heart slowed down even more during surgery! An odd twist! I never heard of anything like that before. As you can see BNH Hospital is quite nice, part of the medical tourism package that Thailand offers to people especially throughout Southeast Asia.

Hospital Hangout

I have spent a lot of time at BNH Hospital in Bangkok the last four days, putting in 4 to 7 hours each day as I went through a series of tests and examinations as part of my three-years delayed physical exam. The last exam I had at BNH (where all the Cambodian Maryknollers go) was July, 2019. It is a really pleasant hospital but also a highly rated one. There are a lot of good people here. One of the “people” is this floor-cleaning robot seen here on its “lunch break” in its charging corner.

Maryknoll Bangkok House

One of the nice things about being part of Maryknoll is that through the years there was always a place to stay in many countries in Asia where Maryknoll had a presence. This photo is of a third-floor porch at the Maryknoll house in Bangkok. It’s not much for scenery but being able to stay at the house while I am in Bangkok for medical exams is wonderful.

Bangkok Trip-Day 1

I was supposed to finish up some photos from the priests retreat today and start posting about this trip to Bangkok on Monday, but life got in the way and disrupted plans. Now it’s late and there’s no time so there will be more tomorrow. But for today here’s a picture from the plane today, leaving Phnom Penh, the first time I have flown in almost three years.

Maryknoll in Hua Hin #10

Every year Maryknollers from various parts of Asia travel to southern Thailand for an annual retreat and meeting. Click below for news of each day’s activities.

• Tuesday (7 January 2020) — Travel Day

• Wednesday (8 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Thursday (9 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Friday (10 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Saturday (11 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Sunday (12 January 2020) — Final Retreat Day

Monday (13 January 2020) — Maryknoll Mission Gathering

Monday (13 January 2020) — Evening Talent Show

Tuesday (14 January 2020) — Charism Meetings

Wednesday (15 January 2020) — Travel Day

Maryknoll in Hua Hin #9

Every year Maryknollers from various parts of Asia travel to southern Thailand for an annual retreat and meeting. Click below for news of each day’s activities.

• Tuesday (7 January 2020) — Travel Day

• Wednesday (8 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Thursday (9 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Friday (10 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Saturday (11 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Sunday (12 January 2020) — Final Retreat Day

Monday (13 January 2020) — Maryknoll Mission Gathering

Monday (13 January 2020) — Evening Talent Show

Tuesday (14 January 2020) — Charism Meetings

Maryknoll in Hua Hin #8

Every year Maryknollers from various parts of Asia travel to southern Thailand for an annual retreat and meeting. Click below for news of each day’s activities.

• Tuesday (7 January 2020) — Travel Day

• Wednesday (8 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Thursday (9 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Friday (10 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Saturday (11 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Sunday (12 January 2020) — Final Retreat Day

Monday (13 January 2020) — Maryknoll Mission Gathering

Monday (13 January 2020) — Evening Talent Show

Maryknoll in Hua Hin #7

Every year Maryknollers from various parts of Asia travel to southern Thailand for an annual retreat and meeting. Click below for news of each day’s activities.

• Tuesday (7 January 2020) — Travel Day

• Wednesday (8 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Thursday (9 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Friday (10 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Saturday (11 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Sunday (12 January 2020) — Final Retreat Day

Monday (13 January 2020) — Maryknoll Mission Gathering

Maryknoll in Hua Hin: #6

Every year Maryknollers from various parts of Asia travel to southern Thailand for an annual retreat and meeting. Click below for news of each day’s activities.

• Tuesday (7 January 2020) — Travel Day

• Wednesday (8 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Thursday (9 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Friday (10 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Saturday (11 January 2020) — Retreat Day

Sunday (12 January 2020) — Final Retreat Day