Story of a peri arrest survivor … part 2

We continue the story of our real stories feature. Maria Esangbedo is an A&E nurse in the United Kingdom. She is a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend . She shares her story hoping that it would help, guide or encourage people to take charge of their health and have the strength and resilience…

day in my diary part 3 … the Lessons

10 minutes later …. (after some intense tongue speaking prayer sessions – yes i am a christian! even the nurses were scared) Oh thank you Lord! “I screamed. Legs? check! arms check! speech check! everyone heaved a sigh of relief. there was no way to check for other possible damage (neurological, or cardiac at the…

a day in my diary – my experience with heart attack – Part 2

#flashback  My dad was diagnosed with hypertension over 10 years ago, and was placed on anti hypertensives (drugs used to manage high blood pressure) PERIOD!!! the man was clueless about what the drugs actually did, their side effects or dangers associated with poor adherence.

a day in my diary – my experience with heart attack – Part 1

Experiences could either break you, or give you a lesson or two, its your decision to choose It started as just another day, a bit more exciting than usual as I had just taken a huge step regarding my application for a masters degree program in the UK. I was excited and daydreamed at the…

Real People, Real Stories ….

Hakeem returned home to his family after a stressful day at work. In his normal routine, he changes his clothes, settles down to eat a hearty meal of pounded yam and oil rich Banga soup (one of his favourite meals). He settles in front of the television barely paying attention to the Mexican soap his…