1 a.m., our plane touched down at the Dhaka airport. Most of the Interplast
surgical team had met up in Hong Kong, converging from the U.S.’s West Coast
and East Coast and Canada. Two of the team members were already in Dhaka—Dr. Ayesha
Ali, the anesthesiologist born in Bangladesh now residing in Great Britain, and
Dr. Kiran Nakarmi, our hand surgeon from Nepal.
We were tired but relieved to find that all our boxes and equipment had arrived. Unfortunately, Susie (hand therapist from South Carolina) could not find her luggage or her box of supplies which had somehow been left behind at her plane change in Chicago. She is still living on the few bits of clothes that she had brought with her and will go out today to buy a few essentials to fill the gap until her luggage arrives.