Dr. Bohlen's Blog: June 25th, 2010 - "Thunderstorm"
This week started with a storm. This storm brought about a 20 degree drop in the temperature which lasted the whole week. It was a really nice break in what had been a consistent month of heat. The week also brought on an increase in violence outside the wire. We have been here 9 weeks and had no explosions besides the ones shot at us. This week we have had two incidents of IED's. The first one took a man's life that was an interpreteur contractor for the US. The soldiers were in there vehicle and got stunned. The second attack took place today and brought me my first case caused by outside forces. The soldiers were out on patrol and from all accounts the vehicle they were in was destroyed. The only injury was a significant hand injury in which I cleaned and repaired. I sent him to Germany for further care the following day. I am not sure what all this means but it seems like there is more tension this last month then the 2 previous months. We are removing more people as the month is progressing which is awesome. The word is that we will probably be out of this hospital by this time next year. It will be interesting to see how this place ends up as the years go on.
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