posted on October 07, 2010 12:45
Since joining Rotary (Liverpool West Club), I had heard about the club’s involvement with the Vietnam Vision Project, a group who travelled to Vietnam and surrounding countries to perform cataract operations. I began making enquiries with members who had been on trips and commenced to get a better grasp of the operation.
Not to bore everybody with events, next thing I knew, there I was (with fellow VVP travellers) at Sydney airport at 6:00am unloading a truck with what appeared to be an endless number of boxes and containers. These had to be loaded and unloaded several times during the trip.
I was allocated to the Support Staff and apart from loading, unloading and being a general “do as you are told” person (a few people did tell me what to do, or was that, where to go!). The position of Assistant Autoclave Operator (what a title) was bestowed upon me, this gave me the opportunity of being in and around the operating theatre and I was able to observe
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