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Why are you having CS? Nobody in your lineage has had any surgical operation before.

Abeg reject it. God forbid joor, it is not your portion!

Abeg reject it oh, all these doctors do is tell you evil report so that they can collect your hard earned money.

A best friend tells her pregnant paddy.

Unfortunately the only diseases they know is jedi-jedi, toilet infection, the almighty staph, malaria and typhoid. But somehow due to interactions with people and google they now know more than the specialists.

Madam is in labour, madam is bleeding and madam is in a place where they will not tell her to do CS, all these doctors like money and there is no CS record in my family, I will not be the first, what will people say?

And from a little bleeding, blood now pours from below like a fountain. The maternity owner finds out that this one is beyond her pay grade and then refers her verbally to the doctor who told her she needed a CS when it is almost late and she dies on the way before she could get real help.

Fast forward

Months later, or was it years later, her best friend has grown from her late friend’s husband’s encourager-in-chief to his bed sharer, in fact they are now married and she is heavily pregnant.

The doctors told her she would require a CS, and sharp sharp she agrees and is gathering money for the procedure. CS does not run in her family, but who is she to question her doctors. ” I will die and leave my beloved husband in the hands of other ladies. I will not die like my late friend, God forbid.” She says to herself.

“We have a future together and I have learnt my lessons” she says.

Oya open you ears, for those that don’t have ears again, oya put your hands where your ears ought to be and #HearWord before it is too late.

If you Doctor tells you, you need a CS, rather than arguing or saying God forbid. If you are in doubt, seek for a second opinion; And this second opinion should either be in a hospital of same status, a bigger hospital or a Specialist Hospital or Teaching Hospital. You should also bear in mind that in many medical procedures, delay is dangerous.

Second opinions are not sort for in the village, maternity, prayer houses or in the masseur’s room; I know how this route ends and many times e no dey make sense. Stop turning our hospitals to mortuaries, play your part to stop maternal mortality.

Stay alive for your husband and children and stop trying to prove a point to those that do not care.

Hear these words and thank me later.

DISCLAIMER

No Animal was killed in the making of this movie; any coincidence to any character dead, or alive is surely a miracle.

#HearWord #HealthyLiving #HearWordSeries #CSisnotevil#Doctorsarenotagentsofthedevil

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    Lois

    August 11, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Will they hear?

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      ovdiasis

      April 13, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      We will continually play our part…

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2019.

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Every 10th of September the World Health Organization in collaboration with the International Association of Suicide Prevention celebrates the World Suicide Prevention Day.

This year just like last year the theme is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’.

Every year about 800,000 lose their lives by suicide and this amounts to a death by suicide every 40 seconds.

25 more people attempt suicides and many more have suicidal ideations.

Of those aged 15 – 29 years, suicide accounts for the second leading cause death, topped only by Road traffic accidents.

Suicide is a public health concern and any one can be affected, and it is very preventable.

Unfortunately suicide does not end the pain but passes it to family members, friends, colleagues and others.

Last Saturday, RivEthics an initiative of the first lady of Rivers State Justice Mrs Suzzette Eberechi Nyesom-Wike, did a suicide awareness/ prevention campaign on radio and yours truly was the guest.

You can listen or download the broadcast which is in English Language and Pidgin English via the link below.

http://www.rivethics.com/index.php/2019/09/07/episode-167-ovundah-nyeche-world-suicide-prevention-day/

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Why do at last, what you should do at first?

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By Ovundah Nyeche

If you know you will eventually go to the hospital, please do go there first.

What shall it profit you to go everywhere and anywhere and then eventually come to a real hospital when options are few and limited.

You have diabetes and you are convinced by friends and others to stop taking your medications and you immediately thrash your medications and you start munching bitter leaves, bitter kola and alcoholic bitters like because according to them, it will cure you of diabetes.

Subsequently, you miss all your appointments as you think diabetes is all about sugar control.

Well yeah, you noticed your sugar control is better, but you are feeling more unwell and you seem not to realize, your kidneys are going on strike.

You are diabetic, you have a boil and you allow ‘the enemy’ to use you to burst it and you keep dressing the wound at home even when it is obvious the wound is going left and becoming worse. To explain it away, you are told you stepped on ‘poison’ (diabolic) and you have to also use diabolic means to treat it.

You know your issues, diabetes, but you are deceived, because someone that speaks Queen’s English and has a visa puts your hand in a phoney machine and gives you highfalutin diagnosis and tells you to discard your regular medications.
Hmm

I know the end of the story and it is usually not in your favour.

Please take your medications, instructions and appointments seriously and don’t take medical decisions based on hearsay or assumption.

#hearword #OvdSpeaks #hearwordseries

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Living Test Tubes…

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By Ovundah Nyeche.

And so one day I was seated with a patient, who came for a particular complaint…

And boom the  discussion turned to fibroids…

And boom I hear…

I am taking a herbal remedy for my fibroids…

And here was I sweating…

Madam, do you know what the herbal remedy you are taking contains? Nooooooooooo!

Madam, can you explain to me what fibroids are? The look changed to “if I had the chance, I will beat”… You can you explain to me what strength of material is? or explain to me the theory of relativity?…

Okay Madam, please do not be annoyed, “na play I dey play”…

Okay, jokes apart,  how does this herbal remedy work? Erm how am I supposed to know?

Madam, you know you are on other drugs, does this herbal remedy interact with other drugs you are taking?  And there was this “come young man you better behave yourself”… Well you know that look…

Erm Madam lest I forget, what are the side effects of this herbal remedy? “Haba” Doctor… These drugs are organic and have no side effect whatsoever…

Madam is beans you eat not organic? Shebi it has side effects… Which can range from firing, rumbling, peppering to praaaaaaaaa…

You say your medicine does not have any side effects at all? Yes oh…

Ironically, if a real doctor tells this patient anything, the patient will likely Google it… But when a wannabe is playing with the patient’s  life…They will likely look the other way…

Don’t kill yourself for nothing…

#hearword #OvdSpeaks #hearwordseries

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