Cancer Lesson #53:Fighting Cancer Doesn’t Make You a Saint.

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Keeping A-Breast: Cancer Lessons

Cancer Lesson #53: Fighting cancer doesn’t make you a saint.

Or amazing.

Or brave.

Bravery involves a sacrifice to defend a principle or another person. Firefighters, police officers and soldiers exhibit this kind of courage every day.

Now that’s amazing.

But battling cancer is common sense, a clear case of self-defense. The only other option is to lie down and die – not a choice anyone in their right mind would pick.

In saying this, I’m not denigrating those who have fought this disease with fearlessness and grace (and I know there are many). And I’m not being falsely modest in confessing I wasn’t one of them. (No one who’s ever known me would accuse me of that virtue.)

I just couldn’t accept the credit others kept trying to foist on me for simply trying to stay alive when I knew they would do exactly the same if they ever…

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11 Weeks of Bliss

She came out with the umbilical cord tugged round her neck, pink and strong. A deafening silence followed, a stare at the accoucher and a strong single episode of sweet melodious cry follows confirming the arrival of my little Texan.

The story of my life took a dramatic and remarkable turn on this day, 11 weeks ago, when my sweet beautiful angel came bouncing into the world, a whooping 7.9 pounds bundle of joy and pride. I’ve always wanted a girl to be first in line and God blessed me with my heart desire.

I returned to the Caribbean 6 days later and kept  in touch via Facetime, while my little girl acclimatize with the world and the love around her.

We resumed our love affair when she came to join daddy and since then I have enjoyed the greatest excitement and adrenaline rush.

Playing Daddy to my little girl has been the greatest feeling ever. I keep falling in love with my little angel everyday; her smile brightens my day, her babbles are the sweetest sounds in my ears. She has given me a reason to live life to the fullest… another reason to believe in love!

I love you my Olivia; the bringer of Joy, my epitome of love, my bright future…….. Omodesinuayomi.

 

Restless!

Screeching sounds from iron,groans and moans,muscles and wits.The battle field is littered with human corpses and blood was flowing like running tap.I panicked and almost took to my heel but my commander and general urged us to fight to the death because the glory of the empire is paramount and victory must be achieved at all cost.

This is a vivid description of the typical battle scene in the few centuries before Christ when the Roman Empire at the height of her imperial majesty took the entire world by storm with numerous battles and conquests.

In the past few days I have traveled back to antiquity,I have lived in the time of General Marius and shared bread with the great Emperor Marcus Aurelius.I have decided to engross myself into learning history and fine tune my understanding of the world around me.

It’s my favorite pastime now and I’m greatly loving it ………..

Sometimes, when I think about the situation in Nigeria and the rest of the world I just feel my generation may make the same mistakes men before us made.

Learning history has made me a different person and has kind of helped me understand the world around me better…

 

Taking the first step

My last attempt to have my own blog was a total calamity. I could barely manage to post two articles. I will say it was basically down to laziness and procrastination.

I have found out in my short existence that the initial attempt to right all the wrong of the past is usually the most important step.Once you can summon the courage and motivation to cross that line ,looking back will become difficult.

The story of my life in the past 24 months has been that of never ever looking back after taking major decisions and I wake up everyday resolved to continue to thread the path of excellence and noble ambitions .

My blog is gonna give an insight into my person,  interests in life and politics .I will invite my friends and colleagues to also contribute so it does not become monotonous.

I hope my readers love me and the stuffs  I’m gonna feed their eyes and mind.

Until Tomorrow……..

Yomi Ogunderu