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you see people with any form of impairment in , please don't mock them. It may be any loss or abnormality of physiological, psychological, or anatomical structure or function, whether permanent or temporary. I bet you don't want to know what they are going through. The least you can do is to help, if necessary to alleviate their sufferings, while being grateful for the gift of and good health. My experience with the opthamologist this morning humbled me to say the least. Lately, I came down with this pulsating headache, and my eyeballs would wriggle in my socket as if experiencing a paroxysm of a sudden orgasm.(lol). Since, i hate to visit the doctor, i was reluctant to go get them checked. But, as nature would refuse to comply with my self denial, the terrible heachache would become recurrent and won't let me be. I reluctantly drove myself to the ophthalmologists, and after going through what seems like an unending session with him, he gave my eyes some shots. The shots were not painful but left me with a feeling of panic than pain. Prior, to the eye shot, the optometrists had told me that i would suffer a partial blindness for a least two hours. So, quick after getting the eye shots, I was helped back to the waiting room, where i sat down a complete blind 'girl'. For a moment i had a breakdown of emotion. Tears ran through my pseudo blind eyes and i began to feel the pains and sufferings of those who are blind and most especially those from my clime, who could not afford a proper medical care and had to resign to fate (go blind), When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. The eye is the lamp of the body, the window to the soul. I became even more emotional, I literally wept as I went through my partial blindness. I shudder to think for a while the world of a blind person. Grrrrrrrhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!. Laming if you must know. Just shortly after two hours, i was able to figure out images before me and i asked if could drive home. The doctor's assistant quickly retorted "Yes Madam". I'm sure she was wondering why all the tears, but i cared less. Though, i had hoped she urges me to stay a bit longer. You know that moment you want to indulge in some self pity but nobody is ready to give you a shoulder to cry on. As i stood up to leave, i heard, excuse madam, do you have your sun glasses?. I nodded in affirmation and headed to the car park. I drove out from the park with so much carefulness because my vision was still blurred but i could manage. I was exhausted and all i wanted was to go home and chill. At a point I thought to myself. Oluwayemisi, ain't you driving funny?. I looked side ways, to see if other commuters were taking notice of my wibbly-wobbly driving. At this point i broke down again in tears and started rejecting and rebuking every blindness. The feeling was frightening, as i could literally feel the suffering of an impaired person. The moral of my story: We should not take anything for granted,especially the gift of life, sound mind and good health. Those who suffer some sort of impairment would have wished otherwise. I must oblige us to visit the doctor regularly for a routine check up and not wait until our conditions become deteriorated. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits and drink a lot of water. Exercise as often as possible, rest and give your body the much needed sleep. Our body will be thankful to us for that. The greatest WEALTH IS HEALTH. ....................................................Voice of Yemi Michael.


  1. Shobande Keymon Yomi

    April 12, 2015 at 8:23 am

    This Write-up has COMPLETELY taught me alot this early Morning. *thumbs-up*yemi Micheal

    • Yemi Michael

      April 12, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Thank you very much. Glad you are able to pick few meaningful lessons from it. Watch out for this space, there shall be more interesting, informative, inspiring and incisive write ups from me.
      Stay blessed.

  2. Grace Aigbokhae

    April 12, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Thanks Yemi.

  3. Chiamaka Emmanuella Onuoha

    April 12, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Thanks Yemi Michael i luv this, i have learnt alot from this

  4. Eunice Aigbokhae

    April 12, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Thanks alot yemi

  5. Tyra Bello

    April 12, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Hmmmm….. That’s why I never mock or abuse handicaps in any form… Its heart breaking… And more over, we don’t know what will become of us tomorrow… We only know what’s happening to us at the moment

  6. sandra chinasa Deborah

    April 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Thank u very much Yemi Micheal

  7. Louis Offor

    April 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    This is a beautiful piece! I was just reminiscing same thoughts a while ago, particularly after i watched a Nollywood flick where a very beautiful and intelligent girl (Malia) became blind due to certain supernatural forces beyond her control that had befallen her and her family. Even with all the pains she had to go through, she still remained courageous that it must have been God’s wish if she had to go through all those maltreatment and tribulations in the hands of very wicked people. I literally wept watching her story and how she never relented in her worship of God and that’s was how she was able to pull through until the eventual breakthrough came her way. So in a similar vein, i grabbed a big lesson from that story just the same way i’ve grabbed the lesson from this story. Indeed, Our “Health Is Wealth” and it should on No account ever be taken for granted.

  8. Ndubuisi Oscar

    April 13, 2015 at 7:28 am

    You’re a great orator and a good writer, keep it up Yemi


    April 27, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks aplenty, Ndubuisi Oscar.


    April 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks aplenty,you all for finding the time to read and drop your thoughts too.