On thursday I got a fish bone stuck in my throat. On saturday, it became unbearable so I decided to go to an ENT (Ear, Nose snd Throat) specialist.
When i got to the hospital, I told the lady at the front desk it was an emergency. I told her what the problem was and she immediately arranged for me to see the doctor as soon as he became available. I was in the process of replying some messages when the nurse came to call me, I told her to give me 2 minutes because I was sending an email. I had been called in to see the Doctor but I didn’t stand up immediately because I was sending an email. Some seconds later, I heard the Doctor’s loud voice:
“How can she say she has an emergency but she’s on the phone. If she’s not ready send in someone else”.
Huh? That’s rude. What doctor talks like that to his patients? I looked at the nurse and said..
“Thats a very rude doctor, I don’t want to see him. I’ll wait to see someone else.”
“No he meant no harm, he was just worried about you” she tried to placate me.
My mind was made up, I was going to wait to see another Doctor. I heard the same Doctor’s voice again but this time, it was inching closer.
“Where is miss…. Doesn’t she have an emergency?”
The doctor had walked into the reception, I deliberately refused to look up but someone must have pointed me out to him. He stood right in front of me and said..
“Ma’am, what’s wrong? I thought this was an Emergency.”
I looked up from my phone, ready to rant “yes it is but…”
I paused for 2 seconds..
“But it’s fine we can go. I was just upset you were yelling”
“I’m sorry. I didn’t know I was yelling, could I take a look at you please?”
I stood up and followed him to his consultation room.
You may wonder why I changed my mind? This Doctor was so fine, he would make anyone pause in their tracks. Dark, clean shaven, tall, gap tooth… then when he smiled at me while apologising, he had a dimple on one side. In my heart I was already singing “I will follow youuuuuuuu, wherever you may gooooo”. So I followed.
“I’ll check your nose, throat and ear now then we’ll see what exactly is wrong.” Doctor Dimple said politely .
While I did as he instructed, I was giving God all the glory in my mind.
“Oh God of Adesua, you are awesome. Ordinary one day of fasting and prayer you have answered me quickly”.
After some prodding, he found the bone, removed it then pressed gently around my throat.
“Tell me if you feel any pain now” He said.
Sigh…What pain? Pain that I stopped feeling as soon as I saw him. Instead I said “It feels much better. Thank you”. He gave me some antibiotics and sent me on my way.
There was no excuse for me to stay anymore so I bid him farewell. I had to rush anyway, I needed to get home quickly to swallow another fish bone. While I was paying, the receptionist asked me if I felt better, I told her:
“Yes o. as soon as I saw the fine Doctor I was already okay”.
She bursted out laughing “That fine doctor is my husband o”.
I didn’t miss a beat.. “He is still fine jor. I was going to go home to swallow another bone but I’ve changed my mind”.
We both laughed, talked about how she must get that a lot and how much fun she has while at it. She was a good sport.
Oh God of Adesua, fasting and praying continua…