Tuesday, June 30, 2015

So You Can See My Post Mission Glow

Hey sorry I wasn't around, everything is ok... now. Don't worry I'm fine I'm sure I'll say something about it soon.
Haha I'm glad you are doing so well in the Library! That's such a sick calling for you, you gonna be the best!!!
Holy cow Ty is now an Elder!!!! Flip that's insane! I wasn't even thinking about that and now he's already that huge?!
Yeah I am trying to plan the best way that I can come through those doors. I was thinking I would bring a big old red carpet with me so that I could have someone roll it out as I walk elegantly or something cool like that so you can see my post mission glow :P (I've told him to run through the glass doors at the airport when he comes home)

Ty:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what the heck man getting ordained an Elder! now you can go about healing the sick and raising the dead! That's freaking crazy bro!!!! Yeah i never really went to FHE or Institute but I'm totally down to go if you wants to take me!

Tay: How fast are you trying to get sheesh! Yeah when I get back I need to you time my mile so that I can see how fast I still am and then I can work my way up until I can beat you :P

Tali: Wow your room is going to be all cute and new when I get back so that will be sweet! Are you excited to have your own room?

Love Elder Legg

Accra Flooding (pic)

This picture is literally a 5 minute walk from my house. You can see the church from where that camera was, not in the pic though, it's just down the road. 
This picture was in an article written about the flood and gas station explosion in Accra.  I sent the article to Trav & this is what he said about the picture. 

Malaria 2+. Blood Pressure 60 Over 20

(We did not hear from him last Monday 6/22)
Ok sooooo don't freak out. I don't want to down play this one, because I want you to know what has gone down.
2 weeks ago I got a bit of a cold and it was just kind of going around, I was pretty much better by Thursday.
Saturday morning Elder Van De Graff was feeling kinda sick, but we all went our ways and did our thing. By 2pm he was back in the apartment with a 102 fever.
Around 6pm a large rainstorm started and my companion and I got stuck in it.  We waited at the Sisters' apartment for the rain to let up so we could get home. By this time I had developed the chills. When I got home we, both Vandy and I, were feeling a little cold. At about 10 pm both of us went into convulsions with 102 fevers and we were freezing.
Elder Barnes gave us fever reducers and wet rags and began fighting the fevers. We were able to sleep after some time.
Sunday we spent all day in bed and didn't go to church. We had to move my mattress onto the living room floor so that I could be more easily taken care of.
We had to give Vandy a blessing in the middle of the night and I passed out mid blessing, luckily on my mattress.
Monday morning I was feeling much better, so I went with Barnes to get yogurt to help settle Vandy's stomach. When we returned I collapsed on my bed vomited, and began shaking again, and slipped back into my fever.
Tuesday we had to move to a new apartment and Vandy and I just had to lay on my mattress in the corner while they moved all our things out.
Tuesday night I began vomiting everything I tried to put into my body ( we had both already been vomiting multiple times before now) Vandy's stomach began killing worse than the already unbearable pain. We had called President Hill Sunday and he was aware of our sickness this whole time.
By Wednesday morning at like 4 or 5 we couldn't handle it any more and we called again to ask to go to the hospital. We had to wait almost until the afternoon until we finally had the clearance to go to the hospital.
On the trip from the house to the car I puked twice.  And on the car ride we were incoherent. The taxi took us to the hospital and they had to help us into wheelchairs. Luckily we got taken care of quickly. As soon as we were brought into the consultation room they got us on stretchers. They had to put us on an IV because we were severely  dehydrated. Since I had vomited so many times it was really difficult for them to find a vein or anything to put mine in. At first they stabbed it into a tendon.
They put us in the hall at first so that we could get easy emergency access. There I began shivering uncontrollably again until a nurse noticed and threw some blankets on me. We then were pumped with medicine to help the pain, and the fever, and the dehydration.
We were in the hospital until Saturday.
Last night was the first time I have been able to eat in over a week. And we are still in recovery, Transfers were this past Wednesday and I still haven't gone to my new area nor have I gotten my new companion.
Mom I'm ok now. I'm trying to tell you exactly what happened because you deserve to know.
When we got to the hospital we had 2+ malaria, which is very severe. Our blood pressure was 60 over 20. The doctor said if we had been even an hour later things would have gotten critical and we would have... well I'm sure you all know what the end result of malaria is.
Right now we sleep close to 18 hours a day and we can barely walk. I'm crazy queezy, but I will be ok.
I love you guys thanks for helping protect me.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I Look Like Neapolitan Ice Cream!

This week was pretty cool! The flooding was pretty much cleared up and I found out from the newspapers that most of the people who died in that explosion were prostitutes.
YEah on my thumb it is all getting much better. On my back I'm now getting some sweet wounds! We went to the beach last Monday and I came back with a medium burn, but as the week progressed it just got worse until I just had this scabby oozing mess across my back! It's still mostly scabbed up and I look like Neapolitan ice cream! So that's sick! We got some big old stocks of aloe vera and rubbed it on a ton!
Also on the sickness note umm I have 3 weird lumps that have appeared on my neck... like it's pretty bad you can't normally see them, but when I turn my head to the right then this big one pops out just above my collar bone... we will see if it gets better or worse. Right now they are just medium uncomfortable so that's not even bad!

Cool hopefully I can get out way early.... on that note, the end of this month will begin my last full transfer so I have been buying lots of cool stuff. Got some backpacks for the 3 boys (Ty, Tay, Me) got a lion, a small turtle, some coconut purse thingys, a necklace, some sweet paintings, a hippopotamus, masks and some other sick things. I will withdraw the last of my money tomorrow... so I don't need money now but if in July you could put some in so I can buy more stuff since I will definitely be coming to a close and then I can grab some more things. :) Mom I got you a cool wooden carved bowl and it's purple (winky face)

Gracie: How come you don't like starting new things? You need to jump in head first, just don't get bumps on your head like Tali hehehe. You did great though!!!! (she was a counselor in training at a science camp)

Tali: Sorry about your head, but its good that you did so well! You so totally rock! Sorry your hurt your head! That's not fun! I hope you feel better soon! (At the same science camp---Tali was a participant.  Tali's group built a go kart and she was the driver.  One of their front wheels got stuck and she face planted into the cement--while being pummeled by water balloons--it was great!)

Tay: Man I have always wanted to catch a sturgeon!  Heheh I love when you get to go many much days with the same pair of under ware! Who is your home teaching companion?

Ty:  DUDUDUDUDUDUDUDUUUUUUUUUUUUDEEEEEE you're soooo old what the freak!!! How is it possible that you got this old now?!!!?!?! Wo which was better Jurassic World or Mall Cop 2? Good luck with everything! You da bomb!

It's freaking nuts that Ty is that old! I don't know how in the world that happened?!?!?
Umm is it bad I'm kinda glad I don't have to go to another family reunion! Umm not in a bad way! I just don't like the hassle....
Who is Tyson's home teaching companion? Do you think I could be it when I get home?! Yeah and I want a sick job when I get back... maybe like in October...
Ohhhh snap! That's so sick! Congrats! You will love that one! I hope you enjoy it as much as you think you will!!! (I'll now be working in the library at church instead of teaching)

Yeah you know how Jenna moved to Bountiful!?? Elder Barnes, who is in my apartment, went to school with her!!!!
Please don't be expecting me to be all spiritual and fake sounding all the time when I get home! Imma be crazy and abnoxious! (Hopefully that's not too much worse than his usual obnoxious self!!  His spelling is hopeless now!)
Elder Legg

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Best Leaks Ever!

Yeah I'm doing much better! I'm almost all cleared up. Just a little soft new skin and some sweet scars! But other than that everything else is totally taken care of!

We heard a lot about about the explosion and the flooding. In total we have been told that the death toll is over 200 and they have still been finding bodies. It was really close to us. Not suuper close, but if it was like my house here was our house there it'd probably be the Little Leggs Daycare in town that got blown up.  About 15 minutes from my house and like a 2 minute walk from my apartment mates area :) Lightning struck our dry line in our yard and there was tons of flooding all over the place! So pretty close, but it didn't effect us at all. And everything was cool with us, no flooding, just a little leakage! Don't you love it when your roof gets a leak, but the water just rolls down the wall into the shower........ so you don't even mind it! Best leaks ever! The big one made itself a little stream that just led its way out the front door, so we left that one alone too :P

What's with all the people I know going to crazy town?! I'm so glad I have a plan for the future and I'm actually going to have something going for me! It's like meeting young adults here and them trying to challenge me that they are doing more in their lives. But they have no jobs, no school, and they live with their moms, but treat their moms like crap.  Then I'm sitting here halfway around the world all alone, just loving my mom :)

We went to the beach today as a combined bi-zone activity and we had a wonderful time!!!! We played soccer, my team won. Then we played volleyball, my team won. Then we played American football, my team won. Then the suuper sick Welsh lady there got some water for us and Sister Namudu brought me food because she is awesome. So I was the only person there with food :) It was fantastic!
Tali:  Well that's good that you had a good week! Hope you keep having fun!!!

Tay: Yeah dude get your Eagle scout stuff finished! When are you going to get your license? I'm definitely not taking you to school every day :P

Gracie: Wow that's great that you had such fun at girls camp! I'm glad you let me know all the stuff that you did there.... yeah I'm doing much better! Thanks for the Prayers!

Tyson:  Dude how old are these cute girl councilors?? And are they in need of a missionary to write?! Flip that sounds like you are having a ton of fun and you are going to do great!!!!

Man see here the phone stuff is so much easier! But you can easily drop a ton of money if you are not careful. You can buy any phone you want and you can just choose your service by buying a sim card from any market for like 2 Cedis, then you buy some credit and use it any way you like :) What a bunch of chumps! You need to just threaten their lives and tell them you'll only bring half of what they request! (I told him I went into Sprint & Verison trying to figure out what I'm going to do with our service)

A little rushed because the Cafe man is trying to shut us out since he already caused a ton of problems for us today oh well!

Have a fantastic week!
Love Elder Legg

Monday, June 1, 2015

That's About As Real As It Gets!

Ok so were you guys going to redo the girls rooms?! If you were you should have them get the 2 smaller rooms so that when I get back I can have the girls room after Tay turns 16 so he can have the big one after Ty leaves and he gets old enough.

Well flip mom what the heck why in the world does she think that she is old enough to go to girls camp!!!! Flip I haven't even gotten to go to that yet!!! I want to go so bad! My wife better be a gosh dang young women's leader at some point! Or I'll have to be a bishop of stake president but that doesn't look likely!

It's so crazy that Even Jeremy is back! Before it was just the girls but now my bros are getting back too! Gosh dang it I'll be back so soon!!!!!

Gracie: Good luck at girls camp! Have tons of fun! You are so lucky, I wish I could go with you!

Tay: Wow what a stud bro! So you're dope in everything manly! How's stuff with church? How are your bros? Y'all got potty mouths and actin like punks? Got any girlfriends yet? :P good luck!

Ty: Dude you're turning into a hard core cowboy now too! Dude make tons of money because when I get back you're going to have to take me out for food all the time :P maybe.... but don't worry. Imma hook you up with all sorts of cool stuff when I get back! I might be pants at life, but I've learned some cool stuff about computers and making my life more fun!! :)

Tali: Dude wow you're doing all sorts of stuff! I'm glad you at least give me some information everyone else just says small things and doesn't give me any details! Yeah you got that right :)

Ok so I don't have much for stories this week because I really only did one thing all week, CAUTION for all women and those with faint hearts you might not want to read this

Here's me, I'm Elder Legg a 5'8" missionary and there isn't much more wastes of space than I, for the last 6 days my number one activity has been laying in bed... butt neked!!!!!!!!!!! woop woop...
This is my tale.

Chapter One:
Sunday starts out and my "thumb" turned kinda dark red and hurt a bit, I just left it alone until Tuesday when the pain changed.

Chapter 2:
So Tuesday  I can barely walk from district meeting because a small sore has developed on the bottom of my "thumb" and it stings really bad. I text Sister Hill and get some medicine that should help, I then lie in bed all day with some medicinal cream rubbed on my "thumb".

Chapter 3:
Wednesday I wake in a crying stupor, my "thumb" is now 3/4ths covered with a bloody oozing sore and a large blister has developed on the top near my "nail". I again stayed in bed but told President Hill and we called Doctor Hill, the missionary doctor, and came up with 3 possibilities.
 1: Caused by friction.
 2 I got a bacterial infection.
 3 I got a gnasty STD... yay

Chapter 4:
Thursday morning arrives and I'm definitely not doing any better, so despite the rain we rush to the hospital. The Lab tells us they can't take the urine or swab tests unless its first thing in the morning, so I have to come back in the morning. They do proceed to take a large quantity of blood from my arm to have that tested.

Chapter 5:
Head back to the hospital first thing in the morning with my urine and swabs in hand. Finally the first good news I've had all week comes. No, I DO NOT have Syphilis. And no I don't have diabetes!!!! yeah yeah!!!

Chapter 6:
I laid in bed for the next few days going between crying, screaming, moaning, sweating, partying! Slowly with the new drugs I have been prescribed it has started to improve.  The sore/ oozing has decreased greatly but now there's lots of blood...

Went to the hospital for the last of my results and... No, I DO NOT have Chlamydia.  No, I don't have Aids or any form of STD.  No, I don't have a bacterial infection... I'm completely healthy... Freak this is a load o' junk!!!  You mean to tell me that I've been sitting here with all this pain and I'm totally fine?!?! So what you're telling me this was all my imagination! I don't think so!!!!!!
Oh well I just have to be healed by next week Monday when we go to the beach! We don't usually go because there is only one really nice beach and it's kinda far away. All the rest of the beaches are covered in poop so we don't want to go there!!!!

Yeah so that was my crazy crappy week. Still lots of blood on my "thumb" and still pretty messed up. But definitely better than before! Haha loveed this week! Sorry if that's nasty for y'all but I'm just tryin to keep it real and that's about as real as it gets!
Love you guys!!!!!!!!

Love Elder Legg

PS.... (I asked about meds & his previous run ins with staph infections & MRSA)
Yeah well you see I got a staff infection on my forehead the Thursday before. It's been the worst one in a while, so I had actually been on amoxacillin since Thursday! That's why we ruled that out since it didn't get bad until I had taken drugs already for 5 days! 
I'm on 3 antibiotics right now. In one sitting I had to take 3000ml of drugs! That freaking sucked! I'm on some weird things. All the names are different, so I'm not sure.

(For his display case, I told him an authentic, used shirt would represent his experience better than a new one)  Ok yeah I can get a really thrashed shirt together that's a good idea actually!!!
I'll decide if I have a tie that I really like and I'll see what I can do with it! My really thrashed shirt is messed up on the back and around my waist so that wouldn't really work but I'll get one thrashed in the front.
A pic of me in what? a thrashed shirt?
Yeah I got one to her and she replied :) I just said hi and asked her what's up and asked how she's doing normal stuff. What should I say to her? Should I ask her out or something?!

Sweet so yeah I'll get back for the games so that'll be sweet!!! (Tay High school soccer starts the Saturday after he's due back)  Yeah I'll get back and I'll whip Tay into shape! I'll show him who's the alpha male and I'll throw down!
I want to get back as early as possible but whatever.

Flip man! Everyone is getting home! I have emailed that guy every week since I got here and now he is back but I'm still doin the same old!!! Oh well I'll get back soon! We will see how I will do with the glass doors! (We've gone to the airport to welcome a couple missionaries home, one ran to the glass doors that opens to the families, others have taken their sweet time, I told him he is to run!) Yeah, I'm not going to tome home and testify that i loved my mission. mine is one of those things in my life where i will value it the farther I get away from it :)

I need to go get measured for a suit soon but it's all good.(I told him his friend Jeremy came back from Spain with some nice suits) I don't know what color I should get. I was thinking very dark purple? What do you think? Black is too normal, too many people choose grey, blue is too easy to mess up. I don't know! I will talk to the guy when I go see him see what he wants!

I just got  through the  last package of drink mixes so that's all good. Nothing like a package from your mom to remind you how awesome she is and that someone in the world really loves you. Thanks for the package!

Let me just do it on the Aug.23rd that would be easier because then I could just start my post mission beard :) (to report his mission at church)
Also can I go down to Malad--it's right near Utah State University, but in Idaho----on the 27th weekend in September for Elder Hoskins homecoming? I can go Thursday after school and come home Monday :) It'd work and I got it all planned out :) I'm having him move it to the next weekend after my birthday.
He's like my best friend in this mission! We came together and we have been around each other a couple of times. I kinda want to do this one on my own. Like my first big thing alone, just being an adult. I have other road trips I want to do with Tyson!