We recently went to get our shots for Ghana. Several of our friends have gone to the Tupelo Health Department to get shots and have had excellent experiences. I think that God just wanted to give us a good laugh the day we went. Let me start by saying that getting our shots at the Tupelo Health Department was one of the craziest moments of my life-- and by crazy I mean scary. I am not actually sure what shots we were given but I was led to believe that we received Hep A, Hep B, and Tetanus. We go back next week for yellow fever.
Let me recap the hour that we spent:
1. Watching the nurse look up Guinea in the CDC handbook and then procede to tell us what shots we needed before we kindly reminded her that we were going to Ghana not Guinea
2. Watching the nurse find Ghana in the book and then say "blah blah blah" as she scrolled through the section on diseases that could kill us.
3. Being told that the shots could kill us (3 times) and that I (Anna) could be suffering from a renal tumor (knowing none of my prior medical history)
For those that watch The Office, you can relate to the way that Russ and I felt on that day. Think of how Jim Halpert always looks at the camera when Michael is doing something crazy...I made that face at Russ about one hundred times.