Monthly Archives: August 2017


I wish I was a foetus
I never would be bored
Sitting in my uterus
Swinging on my cord.

To worry obstetricians
I’d be a proper beast
I’d change positions on the hour
Transverse, oblique then breech.

To student midwives I’d present
A mystifying case
I’d hide myself inside the os
And leave an empty space.

I’d tie my cord into a knot
And wave it through the cervix
Id give the midwives such a shock
And laugh off all my vernix.

And when my membranes rupture
I’d be a right old pest
Presenting large diameters
I’d transversely arrest.

I’d tell my pal placenta
To get himself detached
To theatre then the lot of us
Would be pronto dispatched.

And when they start to Caesar
I’d laugh and think ‘tee hee!’
When no-one else is looking
I’ll come vaginally.




A chat with Dr. Abdullahi Oluwalogbon (Heart and Utility Specialist) (note that I can’t confirm this)

Qn1. What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?
1. Diet – Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
2. Exercise – Half an hour’s walk, at least five days a week;
avoid lifts and
avoid sitting for a longtime
3. Quit smoking
4. Control weight
5. Control BP – Blood pressure and Sugar

Qn2. Can we convert fat into muscles?
Ans: It is a dangerous myth. Fat and muscles are made of two different tissues, fat is fat … Ugly and harmful… Muscle is muscle. Fat can never be converted into a muscle.

Qn3. It’s still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person
gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?
Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Qn4. Are heart diseases hereditary?
Ans: Yes

Qn5. What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?
Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Qn6. Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?
Ans: Walking is better than jogging, since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints

Qn7. You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?
Ans: Mother Theresa, who was my patient.

Qn8. Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?
Ans: Extremely rare.

Qn9. Does cholesterol accumulate right from an early age (I’m currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age?
Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.

Qn10. How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ?
Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body’s enzyme release for digestion gets confused.

Qn11. How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?
Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.

Qn12. Which is the best and worst food for the heart?
Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and oilis the worst.

Qn13. Which oil is better – groundnut, sunflower, olive?
Ans: All oils are bad.( p.s I don’t know what to say abt this)

Qn14. What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test?
Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.

Qn15. What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?
Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position, place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit, since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.

Qn16. How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and that caused due to gastric trouble?
Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.

Qn17. What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems.
Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, sedentary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

Qn18. Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80 and yet be perfectly healthy?
Ans: Yes.

Qn19. Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true?
Ans : Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may NOT have a software engineer as a child

Qn20. Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart? What precautions would you recommend?
Ans : When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.

Qn21. Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short/long term)?
Ans : Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.

Qn22. Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?
Ans : No.

Qn23. Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?
Ans : No.

Qn24. How would you define junk food?
Ans : Fried food like Kentucky , McDonalds , Samosas, and even Masala Dosas.

Qn25. You mentioned that Indians are three times more vulnerable. What is the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat a lot of junk food?
Ans: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.

Qn26. Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?
Ans: No.

Qn27. Can a person help himself during a heart attack (Because we see a lot of forwarded e-mails on this)?
Ans: Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of any description under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does not turn up.

Qn28. Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count lead to heart problems?
Ans: No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.

Qn29. Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exercise?

Ans : Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.

Qn30. Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?
Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.

Qn31. What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?
Ans : Diet, exercise, drugs on time , Control cholesterol, BP, weight.

Qn32. Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease when compared to day shift workers?
Ans : No.

Qn33. What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs?
Ans: There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugs and go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.

Qn34. Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks?
Ans : No.

Qn35. Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?
Ans: Nature protects women till the age of 45. (Present Global census show that the percentage of heart disease in women has increased than in men )

Qn36. How can one keep the heart in a good condition?
Ans: Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for health checkups if you are past the age of 30 ( once in six months recommended) ….

Bible Emergency numbers

โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen in sorrow, call John 14
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen men fail you, call Psalm 27
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen you have sinned, call Psalm 51
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen you worry, call Matthew 6:19-34
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žIn danger, Psalm 91
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen God seems far away, call Psalm 139
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen your faith needs stirring, call Hebrews 11
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen you are lonely and fearful, call Psalm 23
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen you grow bitter and critical, call 1 Cor 13
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žYou feel down and out, call Romans 8:31-39
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žYou want peace and rest, Matthew 11:25-30
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen the world seems bigger than God, call Psalm 90
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen you want Christian assurance, call Romans 8:1-30
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen you leave home for labor or travel, call Psalm 121
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen your prayers grow narrow or selfish, call Psalm 67
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen you want courage for a task, call Joshua 1
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žWhen you think of investments/ returns, call Mark 10
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žHow to get along with fellowmen, Romans 12
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žFor great invention/ opportunity, Isaiah 55
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žFor Paul’s secret to happiness, Col 3:12-17
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žFor idea of Chrisitanity,call 2 Cor 5:15-19
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žDepressed. Psalm 27
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žTo be fruitful, John 15
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žIf your pocketbook is empty, call Psalm 37
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žLosing confidence in people, 1 Cor 13
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žIf people seem unkind,call John 15
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žIf discouraged about your work, Psalm 126
โ˜Ž๐Ÿ“žIf you find the world growing small and you great, call Psalm 19.ย