That description was for a typical day in our ordinary life before the war. I hope I could find time to describe a typical day after the war. Because my daughters have a break now and I can't find time to work on the computer.
Yes, we tried pancakes but with honey, we don't have maple syrup, it is delicious anyway. Thank you.
The residency for junior doctor in Iraq, consists of 6 days a week, 24 hrs a day. Only one day off each week. they should stay in the hospital all the time, but not necessarily in the ward. Only when they are on call, they have to be ready for any emergency.
Nowadays, it is unsafe to stay in the hospital all the time, so every hospital made a special arrangements to minimize the working hours for the employees.
About the rice, it is basmati long grain and white.
Thank you very much.
Hi, Thank you for your stop to read my post.
I have been in the USA and I had an idea that the people there were open minded and civilized in a away that the personal thinking and ideas have no effect on their relationship. That was 25 year ago, I still hope that it is still working any way. Specially if you put yourself in Najma's shoes and see what she saw and hear what she hear in daily bases. If you had two nephews serving in Iraq, she have many relatives, neighbors, and persons she used to see them every days killed or injured during the time when the American were supposed to keep the civilians safe.
Thank you again for your hope, the details of our journey to Baghdad, you can read it at Najma's blog.
Thank you for your greetings, I am totally with you that our life will never be the same as it used to be. But I don't believe that my life will be any better in the future, I am 57 years old, and I have to go to work every day (this carries a very high probability of being killed in your way). In addition, in the last 18 months, the progress is almost always in the negative direction. I only care for my daughters, can they manage it alone?
The assay about The war against WW IV, was too long for me to complete, and full of political terms I didn't understand. So i am sorry for not reading it in full.
What you read about al-salam hospital is correct.
But my personal opinion, they took it temporarily for safety purposes, not as a headquarter.
It is the city biggest hospital and the only general hospital in the left bank of Tigris. The patients and the medical staff were driven out. The medical staff were prevented from entering the hospital again.
All the appliances and medicines are still in the hospital, ( that mean it is a temporary action) maybe till the date of elections.
To those who want to know about the condition of the hospitals in general after the war.!!
Before the war, we were living in a very severe and strict sanction, inhuman and illogical in any way, eg. Most of the drugs are forbidden, they prevent the sublingual trinitrate used for angina. Because it contain nitrare(an explosive materials).
So any thing will look better than before. But is it like what everybody hoped from a local hospital? definitely not. There is a great improvement in the outlook of the building, they repaired it and painted it, now they started supplying it with new furniture.
We had a lot of the medical staff fled, for many reasons, the most important: safety and security
of their lives, a lot have been killed, for no reason other than to make them fled. Not only the medical staff but also the scientists of different specialties.
Anonymous at 5:32 AM.
Thank you sir, I found thequestingcat.com blog very interesting. And I really believe, if all the American soldiers are open minded like him there will be no war between the Iraqis and the Americans. the way that we feel here that the American soldiers are doing their job, and they don't have other choice. At the beginning of the occupation there were some communication between the Iraqis and the American soldiers, but this was ended totally (at least in Mosul) when peoples saw in the medias and heard from the people arrested by the Americans about the way they treated them. To be a good citizen you have to obey the law, But what to do when there is no law..?