I love my job!…I just love it!
I look forward to going to work everyday because you just do not know what to expect and that is where I meet categories of Ignorance at its peak. I have decided to be sharing my daily experiences at the clinic with you, so that you all can learn a thing or two and know when to act fast. Until I master the art of how to handle my ‘pages’ on my blog, I just have to be giving them as posts.
Today’s case was quite interesting:
Marital Status: Married for 10 years but no child yet
Educational Level: Tertiary
Complaints: None actually but wants to register for antenatal because her Pastor says she is pregnant. Pastor has also asked her not to do a urine or blood pregnancy test. She was also advised not to do an ultrasound scan. All these would mean that she doubted the Lord.
All these time, I am listening with so much seriousness wondering why I had to be the one to burst her bubble and tell her that what she has is most likely Fibroids. So I start by explaining to her why she really needs to the scan so as to ensure that her ‘baby’ of 2 years in-utero is okay! That even if I were to refer her to the Obstetrician, they would still need to have an ultrasound scan done. My client was still adamant, so I went ahead to draft a referral for her, assuring her that I would still be here to answer whatever questions she had! *I knew she would be back* She grabbed the letter excitedly and left.
Thirty minutes later, she comes back, this time not excitedly but with so much anger. She had had a fight with the nurses manning the antenatal clinic. I asked why (like I couldn’t guess!). And she says that the nurses didn’t even allow her to see a doctor, talkless of even registering. That they reigned abuses at her, telling her not to waste time and go and adopt a child as soon as possible.
I just shook my head and of course kept my mouth sealed. I still insisted that she go do the scan or go back to that same Pastor to enquire where she could register with a pregnancy of 2 years! #Babalawotinz