All good things must come to an end. Sometimes, that end comes sooner than expected. I have been waiting to write this post for a few days until I knew what the final details were, and, I have a follow up post that I will finish up in the next few days to talk about the events leading up to this post (and that will include my mostly fabulous week at the beach).
The long of the short of it is that I am having to leave Tanzania a month early. I have been having some health problems over the last several weeks. While these issues would not be a big deal in the US, the quality of healthcare here is low enough that I would be in serious danger if a complication were to arise.
I am disappointed that I am having to leave early. I have been really excited about the work I am doing, the lives World Vision touches, and the good that is happening here. However, I would rather be safe than sorry, or, as I said to my mom earlier, I’d rather be disappointed than dead. The final decision for me to leave early was technically made by GW, but I didn’t disagree with their decision. After reading about what the possible complications might be and treatment needed and after consulting with several medical professionals, I feel this is the wisest decision.
So, I am US bound and will land on May 4th.