All in a doctor’s day….

adaeze-profilepicjuly15Yet another emotional day for me…
Saw my very last patient at 7.45am. I was supposed to finish work at 8am having worked overnight.
I am tidying up when another name pops on the screen.
It is a young girl in her early 20s with painful period.
That should be easy, I think as I call her through, already dreaming of my warm bed.

So she tells her story of having a really painful period past three days. Both paracetamol and ibuprofen haven’t helped.

So I asked all the usual questions and then requested her to lie on the couch for examination.

Now this lady is big.
However when she lay down, her tummy was BIG. Very Big!
I placed my hand on it and looked at her.
‘Did you say you are on your period?’ I asked.
‘Yes and it’s been really painful.’

‘I think you are in labour,’ I replied.
‘You are pregnant.’

‘What? That’s not possible??! I have been having my periods.’

But a urine test confirmed she was indeed pregnant.
She sat there shocked.
She was adamant that she didn’t know.
She cried a little bit.

‘We need to get you to the labour ward’ I said gently.
‘You will need someone with you.’

She was here studying. Her parents were across the globe in the US.
‘What of your friends or flat mates?’

She wasnt keen to call anyone. I contacted labour ward and sent her over.

Fast forward 24 hours later, I call her to see how she is doing.

‘I have had my wee girl. It’s the cutest baby ever’, her voice tinkled down the phone.
I was genuinely happy for her.

Her flat mate was with her and her mum was on her way over to meet her unexpected grandchild.

I smiled as we chatted.
Forget UNI for the moment.
Forget how she was going to cope.
Forget all the upheavals this lovely addition to the world may bring.

It was heartwarming to know mother and child were both well despite not having any antenatal attention, no pregnancy vitamins, no preparation at all for its arrival.
It’s one day at a time.
All in a doctor’s day…

Adaeze x

What’s the BIG deal about water?

Today think ‘water, water, water’ 😃

Aim at drinking 2 litres of water at least 💪
To know the exact amount you should drink, multiply your weight by 33mls eg if you weigh 100kg then you should be drinking 3.3litres per day.

Easy to do, easy not to do 😎

Not drinking water is like using the toilet and not flushing it 🙈

Let’s do it friends and you will see your health and even your brain function improve. 👌👌

Did you know that the brain is made up of about 80% water? Now you know why you have headaches and feel disoriented and stressed/depressed and lack clarity when you are dehydrated.😴

When your brain has enough water you will be able to think faster, be more focused, and experience greater clarity and creativity.💥💥

So carry that water bottle with you everywhere 👊

And if you struggle to drink water, try taking it flavoured with bits of fruits.

Make your own home flavoured water….much healthier than chemical-filled shop ones.

I’ve had 1 litre so far (10am) so feeling pretty pleased with myself…hahaha.
What about you?

I hate veggies!

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I can’t stand vegetables!!!!
I hear that all the time 🙂

But if you care about your health then you NEED TO Do all you can to get in your veggies people…veg is LIFE.

A protein shake makes it SUPER-EASY to get in your veggies in a tasty delicious way….even children who hate veggies will take a smoothie😀
Not sure which of the many protein shakes to use?
Try one here or use your own choice http://tinyurl.com/Shakeshop

Today’s morning smoothie recipe:
Some cucumber, a handful of mixed veggies (lollo Rosso, red oak leaf, red Batavia)
A few mixed nuts (almond, cashew, pistachio and pecans)
A small banana to sweeten.
2 scoops USANA Soy shake
Blend all together..make as thick or as liquid as you like.

I feel SUPERCHARGED for my day 👊
Happy new month ❤️

Adaeze xxx

A very emotional day for me…..

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A 43-year-old lady came to the surgery complaining of tummy pain.
I asked all the usual questions and then proceeded to examine her tummy.
I knew instantly that she was pregnant though the tummy was still small.
‘You are pregnant,’ I said to her.
Wide eyed in shock, she shook her head vehemently:
‘That’s not possible!!!’
‘That’s not possible’ she repeated, ‘we have been trying for a baby for many years without success…..there’s NO way I could be pregnant!!!’
But she was pregnant as a simple test of her urine confirmed.
‘No way!! Can’t keep it’ she declared, ‘I want it removed.

She was almost hysterical with shock.

‘What the f….!!’ she swore angrily.
‘Ok, take it easy.’
I tried to calm her down.
‘You don’t have to decide right now. Go home and think about it and come back in two days to see me, ok?’
‘Let me know what you want to do then.’

She was back two days later.
‘I will keep it,’ she sighed deeply.

Fast forward many months later, as I made my way through the crowded surgery waiting room, I heard someone calling me.

‘Doctor, doctor….’
I turned round and saw a stranger smiling at me with a baby in a buggy.

I smiled back, unsure who it was.
‘Don’t you remember me?’ She asked.
I shook my head apologetically.

With a few words she reminded me of our encounter.
With excitement she announced ‘This is the baby….I’ve had my gorgeous son!!!’
And it was indeed one of the cutest babies I had ever seen. The lady looked like a new woman, so visibly happy.

‘Thank you so much doctor,’ she enthused, giving me a warm hug, ‘Thank you so much!!’

We hugged tightly oblivious to the gaze from all the patients in the waiting room. I tried so hard to hold back tears of joy that pushed at the back of my eyes.
It was one of those defining moments when you decide that despite all the stress (and I can tell you that being a doctor is VERY STRESSFUL!!!) encounters like this make it worth it.

Adaeze x

 

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Mindset queen – Tribute to Dr Nkem Ezeilo

So we woke up that morning in the hotel. We were attending a program together. We were also on a squat challenge… along with more than 100 women who were with us on our ‘Whatsapp’ healthy lifestyle group.
I think the challenge for the day was to do 120 squats.

I recall getting to 80 and wanting to stop. I looked over to Nkem and she was still going on her squats with no sign of stopping. I said to myself, ‘If she can do the challenge despite her diagnosis, I too can.’ So I carried on with my squats.

And we completed the squats challenge for the day.
I remember saying to myself that if Nkem wasn’t here, I probably would have deferred the remaining 40 squats to evening and by evening, I might have forgotten due to the business of life and end up not completing my squats.
nkem-and-iYou see Nkem was like that….
She swept you along with her strength. When you were with her, you believed you could do ANYTHING!!
As time went on, I knew she was often in pain. I would glance across the table at her or watch her from the corner of my eye and marvel at how she could keep such a straight face despite what was going on in her body.
As we went from place to place, I insisted on hauling her luggage and mine but she would often laugh at me and say something like ‘I am ok oh!’ or ‘Don’t be silly, Ada.’

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She spoke so much about the power of the mind. She believed that what the mind believed and focused on would be one’s reality. She would often say ‘Onye kwe, chi ya ekwe’ meaning ‘ If you agree, your maker will agree.’
5 years ago diagnosed with the most aggressive form of cancer. She fought it. She gave it her best shot. She truly believed she would pull through. She wanted her story to encourage the millions of people out there suffering from cancer.

She went to the wards and told other cancer sufferers ‘Look at me!! I was diagnosed with cancer more advanced than yours so please believe you will pull through.’ She spread light and hope through the wards.
‘I see why people die, Ada’ she once said to me, ‘The pain is so bad…so bad…that the person just decides “Right I have had enough” and they give up and die.’  I know she was close to that several times. But she stayed strong. She did her best. Her legacy lives on.
RIP Dr Nkem Ezeilo (05/02/1973 – 11/09/2016)


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I CHOOSE

Life is full of CHOICES!!Choosing to get ANGRY at being stopped YET AGAIN at the airport for extra checks for no reason at all (just random -the lady said. Would you like to see my underwear? I almost replied, seeing that everyother item on me was already in their basket….)

OR 

Choosing to be THANKFUL that checks are being made to keep us all safe from terrorists and other disgruntled and crazy folks out there.

I have the power to CHOOSE how I FEEL and REACT!

#IChoose

Have a lovely day!!

For our women….

Saw this,

Loved it,

Sharing it with you out there who is unhappy with your stretchmarks.

They are evidence that you participated in creating life!!!

So smile.

Hold your head high.

Shine your light.

Be the best you. Looking forward to the weekend.
Don’t be so busy saving the world that you don’t take care of you.

Hope you have a special moment caring for you this weekend ❤️

Adaeze