The rash has gone away and the doctors have cleared me to go back to my site. It's been cold and rainy here in Tana and is still really hot at my site, so there's a good chance the rash will resurface. But we'll cross that bridge if and when we come to it. I have a new ointment that hopefully will help stave it off.
I'm ready to head back. Being in Tana was actually pretty stressful this time around. There have been a ton of people in and out of the meva, and the internet has been TERRIBLE (hence why I didn't update all week). I was able to relax and watch a few movies, but I was sort of itching to get out of the city and back to my village. I'm still not completely acclimated at my site, but I felt like I was just beginning to make some strides when I had to come to Tana to deal with the whole rash issue. Hopefully I'll be able to get settled right back in and pick up with work.
Honestly I don't know what else to say. There haven't been many new things happening at my site. Just a quick word on mail before I sign off . . . it seems like mail delivery may be slowing down a little bit, both to and from Madagascar. Most things are arriving though so please keep sending stuff! So far I've received every package I was supposed to, and everything seems to be present. It seems like some letters aren't making it, or maybe they're just held up. Honestly I can't predict it - some things arrive in as little as 10 days, some things come 2-3 months after they're postmarked. There seems to be no rhyme or reason with the type of packaging or point of origin. So, please just keep writing to me and keep fingers crossed it gets here eventually! I love all the letters :)