How God Saved Me From Pre-eclampsia!

This is a continuation of my experience after the delivery of my first child.

So, my blood pressure did get normal. However, anytime I skipped my medication, I got a terrible headache. I would check my blood pressure and it would be normal. Clearly, this was not the reason for the headache. The doctors could not explain it. I figured it was some kind of "withdrawal symptom".

This continued for sometime. Then, one day, to my utmost delight I realised I hadn't taken my medication for a while and there was no headache. It was gone! I was whole again. And Jesus had done it.

One of the things I did this period was to keep declaring that " I am strong, healthy and whole ". I never stopped believing that God who had made my blood pressure normal, would take away the headache and make me whole.

I remember the doctors telling me I had hypertension, just because my dad had it. I told one I did not have it.  Today, I do not have hypertension. I will never have it. The doctors do not have the final say, in the words of my spiritual father, Bishop David Oyedepo. Only God, and you, have the final say.

God , in the words of a sister from the same father (God), is " The Doctors report Canceller "!

Keep the Faith.

A Familiar Itch

So I'm getting that itch again. I feel like now would be a good time to straighten my hair. Only, after the epic fail of my last attempt at doing it by myself, I'm not sure I want to try it again😄. Check here for more on that. I do not know of any place I could do it here in Akure, so I'm stuck with me😥. You know, I get tired of doing my hair by myself, alllll the time. But what else can I do. My hair never fared well in the hands of others.

Right now, I do not even have the right tools to embark on the task. However the guys over at put together a great resource on getting the right tools. It's really informative guys. You should check it out if you plan to own a Hair dryer.

So, how do I scratch this itch? I will let you know in the next post😊.

2017 Hairstyles

Hey guys, I have come again o. I told y'all I'd be regular in 2018. So this post is basically a photobook of some sort, comprising the styles I made in 2017. Enjoy.

Happy New Year

Hey guys, how are you doing? Before I continue, HAPPY NEW YEAR!😁. How has the new year been?

    Great huh? I know😊. This will certainly be an amazing year for us all lagbara Jesu, Amin🙏😀.

The year is already starting off on a great note for me. "Behold, I will do a new thing" He says. And won't He do it? He will.....and even more. He is already doing it for me. He will do it for you😊.

So, last year was the year that I started a new business. Yup! I started a business called Mane Hairven. We make and sell hair products. Y'all know I'm passionate about hair😀. We also make skincare products too but our name is Mane Hairven😄. We make lotions, body butters, hand-made soaps, black soap etc. For hair products, we make Leave-in, Shampoo, Hair Butter, Hair Growth Stimulating Oil etc. We also sell some carrier oils and essential oils. We really got you covered when it comes to haircare and skincare😉😀. Check out some of our products in this post.

Grateful To Be Alive

Happy New Year! I'm glad I made it. Last year is gone. Phewww! What a year it was. And girl, am I glad it's over.

I am grateful to be alive on the first day of the year, 2019! Who is excited about what God has for us this year.

I'm positive guys. This is going to be my best year yet. What say you?

Clearing The Cobwebs

Eissh, you guys have no idea how much I have missed you 😊😳😱. I can't believe I stayed away for so long. Guys, I'm so sorry. I don't know what happened. I mean, I was busy but I still should have made out time to blog. How could I just abandon blogging, my very first love 😳.

Oh, well....what's happened has happened. We just have to move on. And do better, be better. Especially, since a new year is just around the corner. So, here's to active blogging in the new year😊.

I really did miss you guys. Y'all forgive me right? Well, thank you!😘😍

I promise to be back soon. See you!

My Experience With Pre-eclampsia


Hello guys. Today I'll be doing something long overdue ; share my experience with pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a condition that some pregnant women develop. Some of it's symptoms are high blood pressure, blurred vision, headaches, fluid retention, etc. It mostly occurs in pregnant women but what a lot of people do not know is that it could develop even after the baby is born.

After I had my baby, I noticed my feet were really swollen. In fact, it was not just my feet. Even my face, legs and hands too. However, my feet were swollen to the point of feeling very heavy. So much so that lifting them took some real effort. When the swelling did not seem to be going down, I went to the hospital where I had by baby. After I told the nurse my complaints, she took my blood pressure. If I remember correctly it was 135/100. She then asked me to wait for the doctor along with some other people who were there before me. I waited and waited but the doctor did not show up. I had gone with my mom, husband and baby. We decided to go to another state-owned hospital. We went to see a doctor who had been very helpful in the early stages of my pregnancy before going to see our doctor. She suggested I did a urinalysis which I didn't do because I did want to stay too long in the hospital. I'd done tests before in the hospital and the results took forever to be ready. Besides, our doctor checked me and prescribed drugs that were supposed to bring down the swelling. Thus, we went back home. When we got home, my mom called our family doctor who also gave some prescriptions. I was still taking the medication about a week later when I started to have this incapacitating headache. Took paracetamol, then panadol extra but it persisted. That's when I knew it was time to go back to the hospital.

 At the hospital, they checked my blood pressure and it was 150/something( I'm not good with remembering figures) .The nurses said it's because I wasn't getting enough sleep. They asked if I usually got up to feed my baby everytime and I said yes. They said I should nurse her lying down instead before I kill myself. By the time I went in to see the doctor I couldn't hold back tears. My head was still pounding. It felt like my head was a gong and someone was hitting it. She prescribed medication that I took immediately and asked me to go do an X-ray, and other tests. X-ray results came in and the doctor diagnosed me with hypertension. Hypertension kwa! I can't even begin to explain all the things that rushed through my mind. One doctor asked me if was sure I was not hypertensive before my pregnancy. She said from the X-ray, my heart looked like it belonged to someone who has been hypertensive for a long time. I was sent over to cardiology.

I got to see a consultant who prescribed other tests. Nobody was mentioning pre-eclampsia. I was placed on B.P medication. I would go for routine checks and be the only young person there. They usually assumed I came with a family member. I kept telling myself "I don't belong here". One time I went off my meds. I was just so tired of swallowing pills and threw away. Maybe that was not a smart move. I literally thought I was going to die. My husband went searching for the meds in the trash late that night to get them. Thank God he found them. See, this story is long and..... to be continued.

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