Monday, October 15, 2007

Still here...

Sorry, haven't had a moment to get near a computer all day.

Yes I'm still here! At least for now. The ITT rep came today at 12:45 and took 9 poor people away. The rest of us did the fitting and went up the hill for the rest of the day in the big tent where we were told congrats we were all definitely going, only to have someone else say more would have to go. Welcome to the confusion. We went through some paperwork, briefings, etc. All was well til the very end when some lady came up and made me very confused about something to do w/ our training. I think it will be fine, but still...there's always one more thing to worry about. Anyway, my group (5) meets tomorrow at 0630 for equipment issue. Tomorrow is the medical. Based on what was said today, it looks like I won't need the smallpox vaccine (thank God! it sounds horrible) but I will probably need the anthrax vaccine which goes on for a long time w/ tons of boosters.

I'm glad I'm in an early group for tommorrow...that way I won't be hanging around all morning.

5 comments:

brianf said...

.....would you get out of the states already?

Robert said...

Man, gettin close. Missing you and praying for your safety overseas and for Kerri and Rowan without you.

bucky

deannie said...

Do they still use those awful multiple needle things to give vaccinations? Ick.

Sounds like you are getting close! Hoping for the best for you.

Mom said...

So I guess you must have gone, and apparently with no access to a computer. I miss your posts already. Love and prayers. As always, Mom

JC said...

The vaccinations are not given using the guns anymore, they are individual needles. The smallpox is the exception, being a very small needle that is poked multiple times just beneath the surface of the skin. It actually doesn't hurt too much, unlike Anthrax which is a very long needle that punches deep into the shoulder and develops into a serious long term knot.