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Chapter 9 - Staying Well

We also visited the hospital. They had some patients so the only parts we could visit were the waiting room and the x-ray machine. This is the waiting room. Isn't the sign great?

The x-ray lady let us pretend we needed an x-ray. I got to be the patient. While I was there I began to wonder how x-rays worked, so I looked it up on the internet. I found this great Human Body Project that explains it and I can learn more about the human skeleton. While I was looking, I found this very interesting story from the BBC that shows an x-ray of an antique teddy bear. I wonder if that is what I look like inside?

OzGold and I never got hurt or sick on this trip. We were very careful to drink lots of fluids, eat right and wash our hands often. They told us that would keep us from catching the "McMurdo Crud" and they were right!

We also put on sunscreen two or three times a day and wore our goggles to keep from getting "snow blindness" or bad sunburn. Snow blindness is a sunburn of the cornea of your eye. It doesn't make you permanently blind, but it makes it so you can't see at all out of the sunburned eye and it hurts really bad! You can get it even when it is cloudy in Antarctica. Lots of the early explorers had problems with snow blindness.


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