Day 37... I got to work today in no particular mood. It was the 1st day of a new week so I came in refreshed from the weekend and ready to work. On getting to my office, I met my colleague on the afternoon shift, he was about to attend to a pregnant woman (the … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (37)
Day 32... New day, New feel, New looks! I don’t know why, but I really wanted to look dashing today. It's not like there's any lady I suddenly came across at work ooo, but it had been so long since I wore a starched shirt, well tucked in, on nice, well-ironed pants, sleeves neatly folded, … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (32)
Day 27... Tuesdays are like my busiest days, from jumping out in the morning to get to the radio station early enough to ‘show prep’, to dozing off in ‘Nigerian go-slow’ all afternoon to landing in the hospital in the evenings all worn out! It's always like a marathon. Today wasn’t any different as I … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (27)
Day 24... ‘I just said let me put my head on the pillow, that’s how I ended up waking up by 6.20pm!’. I was literally running to the bus-stop. What was supposed to be light rest after a long day turned out to be a marathon sleep session. Luckily traffic wasn’t as bad as other … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (24)
Day 21... It was a new week and I was feeling ‘new and refreshed’. I resumed work today early and in good spirits. I got into my office and after listening to radio (my routine once there's nothing to do), I started watching movies (I'm not a movie person so anything that will make me … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (21)
Day 19... If I came in yesterday exhausted, I came in today ‘utterly worn out’!. I literally dragged myself to the hospital. The moment I came in, everyone asked ‘Doctor, are you ok?’ ‘Yes, I am just tired’, I replied with a little smile on my face. As I walked to the office, I met … Continue reading THE LOCUM DIARIES (19)
This morning I got a call from the HR at work. They notified me that I've been relieved of my duties. What I feel is familiar. I’ve felt this way before, I’ve just never really given into this feeling and now nothing holds me back. Sadness comforts me. My sister died six months ago … Continue reading WORLD HEALTH DAY 2017: LET’S TALK DEPRESSION
Telling people who show suicidal intentions that they will go to hell after committing suicide, is not a particularly sensible form of dissuasion. Perhaps, the most religious guidance counsellors out there would in fact tell you that nothing drives people closer to suicide than verbal condemnations and/or false prophetic banishment to a world worse than … Continue reading Suicide Spotlight.