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Everyday we see all kinds of patients, many stretch the word patient to its elastic limit, many are supposedly very educated but are guided internally by traditions and myths they cannot explain.

Hear what Dr Uche Akujobi says (copied with permission)

Today I saw a young lady who I met sometime last yr.
At d time she was pregnant after 12 years of infertility . Her pregnancy was post date and post term and i counselled her for an induction of Labour (IOL). She said I was a small doctor & that she would consider the IOL after discussing with the obstetrician in her next antenatal visit. “No wahala” I said.

Next ANC came and Obstetrician was angry with her for refusing an induction and d pregnancy was further overdue at that point. She was booked for an IOL by the Obstetrician on that very day.
She refused to come. I called her on the phone to ask why she didn’t show up and she told me she would wait for the labour to start on its own, she said her neighbours told her that an IOL is a very bad thing and plenty other crap about how d baby will die, how it is more painful than the normal labour etc.

“No wahala” I said.. after all, no be me give u d belle. Four days later she came in with her bags, she said she was in labour. I examined her – false labour.  So we kept her on observation hoping labour would eventually kick in at some point- it didn’t. Oyana..madam. As you don come with your bags already and this belle is long overdue let’s induce you at once make you born this pikin, you are playing with fire oo. Lai lai she no greeoo, she said her neighbours said this and said that.

Then I asked “Is any of these your neighbours a doctor?” The answer was “no”. Okay… She signed against medical advice and left. She returned again after three days. When I saw her coming in, I was overjoyed… Hey madam, thank God you’ve come for d IOL ? No oh,  she came to pick her bags, she left in such a hurry the last time she even forgot her bags. I sat her down and I said to her, “Madam, it took you 12 yrs to conceive this child. E be like your village people don dey use your brain watch film, when d devil wants to destroy you, he would first remove your ability to hear word, do this induction now. If anyone has had a bad experience with an IOL, believe God it’s not your portion”. She said “Dr leave me, the labor will come at the appointed time” I managed to speak to her husband. He said he supports his wife decision. No wahala.

This is a well educated woman who registered for antenatal care, someone who has an Obstetrician and other doctors at her disposal, someone who could ask any questions and receive professional advice but no she chose to listen to neighbours. After a week she returned at 14:00 hour and said she was now ready to be induced. Haba, “This one you dey find induction this midnight?” Let me examine you first because, I smell something fishy. Behold, the fetal heart beat was no where to b found. “Madam when last did you feel your baby kick ?” I asked. “Day before yesterday ” she said.

Ok oo. Oya come do scan, make we confirm whether you don kill your pikin. Long story short. The baby was dead.
Now she was ready for induction, for a dead baby, but as d devil would have it, IOL failed so she had a C/Section for a dead baby.

Today she wanted to do a pregnancy test. Said she dey feel somehow. . Ok.. “How is Oga na?” I asked. .. long time no see. Oga died in a fatal car accident last month. So sad, PT was negative. I feel bad for her but d truth is it takes just one bad decision to screw up your entire life.

I’m sure u guys can learn a few lessons from Madam’s story.

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Seeking for second opinion is not weakness

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Pilate wanted to let Jesus go. So he made an appeal to the crowd again. But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Pilate spoke to them for the third time. “Why?” he asked. “What wrong has this man done? I have found no reason to have him put to death. So I will just have him whipped and let him go.” But with loud shouts they kept calling for Jesus to be crucified. The people’s shouts won out.

Luke 23:20‭-‬23 NIRV

The e-mob, the online offsprings of their ancestors who cancelled Jesus…the template is same…accuse anyone of anything…accuse a man you can’t get of rape and the mob shouts, ‘crucify him’… and willing accusers show up.

Accuse a pastor of rape and killing a girl in his church and the mob shout, bloooooood, blooood we need blood…it is true…that is where he gets his power from…and willing accusers type on social media…many times things not true.

Accuse a business entity of ‘kurukere’…and come all out…cancel them…they are cancelled…accuse a rich man of doing rituals…and the mob shouts burn, destroy, scatter, steal, kill destroy.

Have a heartbreak, get upset, accuse the alleged heartbreaker of ‘Wu Wu not take it’ …flash his or her number online and tell the mob, feed them with blood…shout bloooooood, shout attack and they all go out…with no evidence, no thought, no critical reasoning, no second opinion and they go for blood…and the cycle continues.

Seeking for second opinion is not weakness… patience is not weakness… temperance is not weakness…mercy is not weakness…it seems it is weakness…until you are in front of the mob…a cockroach in the gathering of chickens.

Ponder on these words

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Blue Tongues may spell danger.

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The tongue sometimes tells a story…

When you go for a party or an outing and you see people’s tongue blue, it is likely a pointer that drinks are laced with Rohypnol.

Rohypnol is a tranquilizer ( drug used to relieve tension and anxiety) which is 10 times more potent than valium.

It some countries it is used as a sleeping pill.

Rohypnol also is abused as a recreational, or “club” drug, often in conjunction with alcohol to provide a high.

It is used in various forms including; crushing the pills and snorting the powder, sprinkling it on weed and smoking it, dissolving it in a drink or injecting it.


It is called in the streets; roofies, date rape, forget me pill amongst other names.



When drinks are laced with Rohypnol, the person who drinks it may not know as it is odourless and tasteless and because it is a strong sedative and also associated with amnesia the victim will not remember what happened, little wonder it is called forget me pill.

It is one of the commonest cause of surprise pregnancies in young people, especially when the only thing they can remember was that they went to a party or visited someone.

Choose your friends wisely and shine your eyes.


Drugs do not pay.


Stay away from drugs!


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Anger, a ‘D’ short of Danger.

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I have seen sweet people turn to incredible hulk with little or no provocation, I have seen people who their anger is like bicycle, ‘e no dey hard to start’…yeah some of them believers too.

I have seen people leave a church program in high spirit, blessed and inspired and boom minutes later fight violently with other people, for almost no reason at all…I have seen people turn red with little or no provocation.

I have seen people have their weddings called off because of misplaced outbursts of anger publicly exposed due to the planning stress. I have seen brethren turn their wives to punching and kicking bags and I have seen wives turn their husbands to punching and scratching bags.

And many time help is closer than many people think.

It is good to pray and fast, make up and make decisions to change, but when it
‘Told in Gath, Proclaimed in the streets of Ashkelon— and the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, and the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph’ that you are an atomic bomb looking for where and on whom to explode, it is vital to seek help quickly.

Fortunately help is available, as you pray and fast, it is not unscriptural to seek medical help…to seek Psychiatric help…to begin cognitive behavioral therapy and medications where necessary.

Mental health issues are not wished away, or watered down by ice cream, a new bag, a gift, a hug or make up sex, alcohol or recreational drugs.

Seek help, before you destroy important pillars in your life.

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