Friday, May 20, 2011


The end of April, Martin,(one of the national translators on the Rai Coast)
came up to Ukarumpa to visit us. A year ago, he had fallen off the roof of
his new house(shown on picture - plant marks place where he fell). He had
suffered a compression fracture at that time, and was still experiencing a
lot of pain and not able to continue with his activities in the village. We
experimented with a TENS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)unit
and got him on a regular schedule of anti-inflammatories and a muscle
relaxants, and after about a week, he felt ready to go back to his village.
He recently called and is doing great and continues to use the TENS unit in
his village. It will be interesting to see how the TENS unit holds up in
the village with the hot, moist weather.