I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
You are a HERO..............I find it amazing that people like yourself can so readily jump in and help so many suffering people..
I'm sure that as you said, emotions and memories will be all over the board, but always know........You made a difference, You helped save lives, You offered emotional as well as physical support to so many truly needy people..
I'm glad it wasn't to difficult for you to keep your protein in, I'm glad you had the tuna..........I wish you would have packed some beef jerky, some nuts...........did you by chance have protein powder for shakes?.
I'm so happy your home, doing well, and very pleased to say that I know you..
I definately should've brought more Medifast food for myself. While I was down there, I fantasized about protein bars and chocolate protein shakes!! But, truthfully I felt a little guilty even bringing my tuna fish. I was going into this poverty stricken third world country and here I was, worried about what I would eat. Also, there wasn't alot of time. I got the necessary vaccinations and then left on 24 hrs notice. I had all I could do to get a few things together and make arrangements for my family. There just wasn't time to think about the big picture...
What an amazing story... To actually be able to make a difference in peoples lives.. and to have the memories that last a lifetime.. YOU ROCK!!!..
Wow! I admire you and all that you did while being there. Thank you for helping out. It is so sad to know how much suffering those people have gone through. I'm so glad that you could make such a personal contribution...
Wow, I admire you for going and working with the earthquake victims. I'm glad you are home safePat yourself on the back for your unselfish kindness and help for the haitians...
You are a superstar for sure..
What an amazing experience, well done fit4...
Please continue to share more of your story. I am in awe of your dedication to.
Girl, you are my hero..
That is amazing - it must be a wonderful feeling to be able to help and give back. They have suffered so much down there that I am sure everything you did was appreciated. Good job and welcome back!..
Did anyone miss me?.
I've just returned home from a medical mission to Haiti. The last time I was on DS, you were playing "what's my job" and someone did guess that I am a critical care nurse. Well, I had the opportunity to go to Haiti and help the earthquake survivors. It was an amazing experience. I've never worked so hard in my life. And, have never seen or even imagined such poverty.
I have so many stories and memories...some haunting, some hopeful, some sad, some funny. As you might imagine, Medifast food was a bit of an issue for me. I pretty much lived on tuna fish that I tucked into my suitcase before leaving home. Those little foil envelopes of tuna that they sell now are terrific for travelling. They pack well and take up very little room. They have 18 grams of protein and are moist enough that you can eat it right out of the package...and if you don't have a spoon, a tongue depressor works great!! I lost 14 lbs in 2 weeks! The weather was hot & humid and there was alot of physical labor.
I was stationed at a hospital 75 miles North of the earthquake. We were caring for patients that were flown in from many of the field hospitals and the USS Comfort Naval Hospital Ship. There was a cook to prepare meals for the medical volunteers. We were served meager portions of native foods. Alot of rice & beans, and several types of "mystery meat"...goat, mule, some sort of bird. I did try the goat...I thought it was bbq pork.
I ended up vomitting that meal...so that sort of did it for me! The mule was served in tiny meatballs...they looked okay and most people ate them, but I was a little skeptical and decided it would be best to just stick with my tuna..
It was a good thing that I had GBS before going to Haiti. I was never really hungry, but back in the old days, I would have been starving. It was easy to get in my 64 ounces of water. It's got to be the hottest place on earth and the hospial supplied us with plenty of bottled water..
I'm glad to be home, however I am forever changed. The people of Haiti are truly amazing...so resilient, kind and hopeful. It was an experience I will never forget...
You are my hero in more ways than one. I would be such a coward to fly to this country let alone after having GBS. Some people are really special and you are on the top of my list. Please tell us more!..
Thats awesome that opportunity came to you, sounds like you have a big heart to help, thanks for helping out down there, I'm sure that you've made an impact no matter how big or little. And wtg on the weight loss too!..
Thank You For Reaching out to them and Helping God Bless...
I think it wonderful helping the poor people who suffered so much in the earthquake, it's good we have people like you who can make a difference and help our fellow man,god bless you and look after yourself now as guess it was emotionally draining as well as physically draining xx..
What a wonderful thing you have done. You are an awesome woman. It is also great that you were able to care for yourself while taking care of others! Looking forward to hearing more about your experiences in Haiti. Big hugs to you!!!!..