First Time this Year

For the first time this year, I think I’m finally coming down with a sickness.

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The last time I feel critically ill was sometime around last year or last two years (can’t really remember). The illness had been so terrible that I probably thought I was going to die. I had been so ill that I couldn’t even get up to go take a piss at my bathroom, I had to be carried everywhere.

If you’re from Nigeria, then you probably know that nothing will make a Nigerian person go to an hospital for treatment unless we were literally seeing the grim reaper face to face. So I had remained at home taking malaria drugs because over here it’s either malaria or malaria, there’s no other type of sickness over here.

After about a week of it not getting better, I finally decided to go see a trained nurse who placed me on drip and also gave me some injections before I finally got back on my feet. After that experience, I vowed never to fall that sick again. I made sure to take drugs at the slightest sign of a symptom even though the only thing I hated more than my ex was drugs, Lol.

Well today I woke up feeling a slight headache. I had thought it was nothing and was going to disappear before noon today but it’s currently past 10pm and I still feel it. And this is a problem because this is usually how it starts, a slight headache then I start feeling weak and the next thing I know, I no longer have an appetite to eat.

I really don’t want to take any drugs because I’m tired and I really hate drugs. I pray I will be fine when I wake up in the morning or I might end up forcing myself to go get drugs.

First time this year and it sucks.



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I hope you get better when you wake up maybe the headache might be as a result of stress but if it persist, why not visit a laboratory and carry out some diagnosis at least to be sure of what you are treating ...instead of our usual Nigeria self medication on malaria 😀

I think is the best thing to do to avoid the situation being escalated .

Sorry about your health .

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Well it’s morning and I feel one hundred percent okay.. Looks like this guy won’t be going to a laboratory anytime soon. 😁

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Hahahah
😀😀😀😀

Oh thank God you are well now!

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We can be one strong set of people that won't visit the hospital, till the illness get to us we all have that trait as a Nigerian
I hope you will be fine when you take up.
Stay strong champ.

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because over here it’s either malaria or malaria, there’s no other type of sickness over here.

This got me laughing. No vex😂😂

Ensure you drink enough water. It might also be stress, from chasing the bag. And yh, why don't you go for a test in a laboratory. Self-medication is not advisable even though that's what most Nigerians including I do.

Last year, I was busy treating malaria not knowing that it was severe typhoid. I went to the laboratory for a test and ended up taking drip for the first time in my life🤧 3 IV drips, with 6 injections.

I wish you fast recovery though.

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Going for a test in a laboratory is long overdue for me. I always say I will try to check my health once every three month in the lab but I never do.

Thanks for the advise by the way, I just pray I listen.

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I hope you're much better now. How are you feeling?

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I’m actually feeling very good right now, thanks for asking. 🙂

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