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’ πŸ˜ƒ

Aim at drinking 2 litres of water at least πŸ’ͺ
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 πŸ™ˆ

Let’s do it friends and you will see your health and even your brain function improve. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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.πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

So carry that water bottle with you everywhere πŸ‘Š

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 timeπŸ™‚

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 smoothieπŸ˜€
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 πŸ‘Š
Happy new month ❀️

Adaeze xxx