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6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 9:33pm On Jul 28, 2014
Just got to my apartment,
After a long meeting with my siblings and folks.
It's been a long journey so far.
Removing my cloths and looking for
My AC remote control,
At least PHCN gave us light today.
Lying on my bed thinking about my mum!
Mummy mi!
My mum! What will I do without her!
It all started one evening....
2 years ago....
While removing her bra,
She noticed blood stains on the bra....
She pressed her nipple and she saw a bloody discharge!
It was that simple but yet complicated!
From the repeated hospital visits...
The various tests,
The financial burden on us all,
Our closeness and unity stronger!
Finally last month we all went with her,
To see the consultant pathologist for her histology result..
It was a shocker.
He just gave a short speech and told us.
Paget's disease.
Its a malignant breast cancer.
my mum couldn't hold herself,
She started crying...
He said she had less than 2 years to live because
The cancer had spread to other parts of her body.
He gave us the options we had.
Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery etc
My dad said nothing.
He just held her hands tightly as we walked back towards the car.
We all went home in silence.
When we got home, we knew words wldnt help
So we prayed.
We also concluded to send her abroad for better treatment.
We planned...
Sold all we could,
Postponed all we also could.
Paid for the trip,
Got a dr's appointment in d US for her.
She going to travel 2mrw by his grace!
After a long journey, we all hope for a better outcome.
Ring ring
Ring ring
Ring ring!
My fon ringing! The sound brought me back to my senses.
Its dickson- my brother!
6 missed calls?
How come I didn't hear?
I picked the 7th time.
What's d prob I asked?
Didn't we just leave eachodr @home?
I asked?
He said meet me @LUTH immediately!
What happend? I asked?
Meet me @LUTH...I'm by my car near d gate he said.
Just come now!
What could it be?
I thought!
Has it gotten worse in just 1hour?
Lord help!
To be continued
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by Chasicolis(m): 9:42pm On Jul 28, 2014
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Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by JustPassingBy: 9:49pm On Jul 28, 2014
Drcynthia u r my new crush on NL o!
Ur other stories are also cool.
A dr and a writer- nice
Following.
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by Nobody: 9:52pm On Jul 28, 2014
...paget disease. Uhm. God can do all things and everything
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by wharlzywee(m): 9:54pm On Jul 28, 2014
Following u
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by JustPassingBy: 9:57pm On Jul 28, 2014
grin oya na finish d story!
Plus is it a real life story or fiction?
Either way its nice
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 10:14pm On Jul 28, 2014
I wore back my dress...
Took my wallet, left my android and took just my nokia torchlight fone.
I wish there were bikes, I'l ve taken a direct bike to LUTH.
Lots of thought went thru my head!
What could be d problem?
I kept dialling dicksons no, he kept cutting the line!
Have dey kidnapped someone?
Or is mumsie dead?
Dis wld be d longest trip of my life...
From my house to LUTH!
Waiting for the bus to load,
The intermittent stops to drop and pick passengers,
The go-slow!
The check points!
Wow Lord!
I wish I could tele port! Infact,
I knw nothing major happened and I'l so shout @dickson
For making me go through this.
But wait, no1 is picking my calls...why?
I get to luth finally.
Walking pass the gate searching for a blue EOD.
Yea...finally. But its locked!!!!
What rubbish is dis?
I call again, dis time he picks up!
Sis me! I'm sry, just chill near d car I can see u! He said.
I don't blame u o! Its me u r using to play ludo abi?
I look round while yelling- still can't see him!
After waiting for about 5mins he shows up behind me!
I am short of words...filled with rage and anger!
I asked, what is it?
What happened!
He hold my hands, he starts crying!
All of a sudden, my rage changed to fear!
Tell me what is it?
Mum is dead or what?
He said No, mum is fine....
Dad is dead! He said - sobbing
I fainted!
To be continued!
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 10:15pm On Jul 28, 2014
Tanks guys for the support!
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 10:17pm On Jul 28, 2014
"Justpassingby" i hope u come in peace o!
Tanks all d same!
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 10:20pm On Jul 28, 2014
More updates 2mrw hopefully
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by Nobody: 10:21pm On Jul 28, 2014
chineke me!! Which kin sad story be dis?? Na only me waka come?

OP pls pls pls don't make me cry o!!

Oya continue the story, wake up from your faint

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Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by Nobody: 10:23pm On Jul 28, 2014
I'm seeing this story now....

It's really touching.... Drcynthia, is this a true life story cos i'm about to cry now? cool
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by JustPassingBy: 10:25pm On Jul 28, 2014
embarassedChei!
I was so sure till be her mum! Nice twist!
@OP u badt gan!
Oya wake up o! I can't wait till 2mrw
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 10:46pm On Jul 28, 2014
I heard voices....
also felt pain in d right hand...
Am I in heaven? Well no pain from burns so definitely i'm not in hell...
So I guess I lived a righteous life.
Wait a minute? Dickson that's dickson's voice!
Did he die also with me?
Are we in heaven together?
While pondering what was and what wasn't,
I felt another sharp pain in my other hand...a needle prick!
I open my eyes! Saw a man withdrawing blood from my veins.
It occurred to me! I'm not dead! I'm alive and in a hospital!
But this isn't luth!
I knw luth, I worked there @a point!
Whr I am is too sophisticated.
Lots of questions, but that aside!
I called out! Daddy!
Mummy!
Dickson!
Dickson answered!
Sis me! U r awake!
I asked! What happened?
Whr am I?
What happend to daddy?
Whr is mummy?
Is she still travling 2mrw to US?
Mummy is fine! She's home,
She doesn't knw dad is dead!
I screamed! Daddy!
So what happened?
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by rightflank: 10:53pm On Jul 28, 2014
Oh! My! I hope it's all fiction.
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by JustPassingBy: 10:53pm On Jul 28, 2014
Hmmmm!
Nice! Pls before u sleep tell us how her dad died!
The other story nko? "Hiv test" what happened?
Can u give me ur no so I call and u tell me all the stories?
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by Nobody: 10:40am On Jul 30, 2014
drcynthia...where art thou. Oya...the hand of Zerubabel wey start this temple, na him go finish am
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 8:56pm On Jul 30, 2014
Samakinr: drcynthia...where art thou. Oya...the hand of Zerubabel wey start this temple, na him go finish am
Lol @samakir i will update more soon!
Wrk has been hectic, tanks for following!
U and "justpassingby"
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by JOETYNO: 9:37pm On Jul 30, 2014
Wow, I love stuffs like dis, they motivate me to write my head out! Am gona folo U ma!
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 4:19am On Jul 31, 2014
JOETYNO: Wow, I love stuffs like dis, they motivate me to write my head out! Am gona folo U ma!
Tanks joetyno! I hope i dont disappoint u *smiling* have in mind i am an amateur writer!
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by JustPassingBy: 4:24am On Jul 31, 2014
Drcynthia, I tink say u don run!
U wan build followers before u complete this story?
Also of ur 4 topics I think this 1 is d best!
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by JOETYNO: 7:06am On Jul 31, 2014
drcynthia:
Tanks joetyno! I hope i dont disappoint u *smiling* have in mind i am an amateur writer!
We all learn everyday, U r a gud writer. Expectin more. Have a lovely day!
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by JOETYNO: 7:07am On Jul 31, 2014
drcynthia:
Tanks joetyno! I hope i dont disappoint u *smiling* have in mind i am an amateur writer!
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 7:30pm On Aug 02, 2014
Dad is dead!!!! But he wasn't sick?
How did it happen?
What are we going to do now?
Wld mummy still travel 2mrw?
What about dads ticket and all....?
Why me LORD?
Why US?
First mum, now dad?
Dickson what happened?
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Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 7:31pm On Aug 02, 2014
I and joan were about leaving the house,
Dad said he was going out also so he'l get his suits from the dry cleaner.
I insisted her follows us,
He agreed but wanted us to use his car!
I agreed
We all left the house together...
He was fine when we left,
I was driving, he sat in front, joan behind.
He kept tanking us for the support so far for mumsie's health and himself...
How proud he was of us...
How he couldn't lose mumsie because he didn't knw how he'l manage without her.
How hopeful he was that everything was going to go back to status quo.
I kept telling him, everything wld be fine.
God that brought us to this point wld surely finish it.
He said he wanted to eat chicken from chicken republic, I stopped and got him what he wanted, even got some for joan also.
Finally, we got to joans house
She came down, dad also came down.he insisted on hugging her before she left...
He was all being mushy...didn't knw why.
Finally we got to d dry cleaners and we got his suits.
Got back into d car,
We were on out way back home,
When a car hit us from the side. He beat d traffic light and hit us while we were stationary!
It hit dads side....
D airbag popped and all....
We didn't see d person cos as d car stopped, d rider escaped....
I was too worried to look for the person since he/she wasn't inside d car!
A good Samaritan took us to LUTH.
Dad had no bruise or anyting....probably d shock of d accident.
He was still breathing while we were in car....but he was unconscious.
When we finally got to d hospital it was too late.....
I was so confused!
I went home to tell mumsie but I couldn't bring myself to it so I just entered my car and came back to d hospital and called u.
That's what happened....
I don't know what we are going to do!
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 7:33pm On Aug 02, 2014
Dickson! What r u doing here?
A man asked my brother....
I came with my sister...she's sick.
Oh sry o! How is ur mum?
She's fine thanks d stranger replied.
What r u doing here dickson asked?
I came to see stanley o! He had an accident and came here himself.
He said he hit a pajero jeep after his own jeep failed brakes @ kings junction!
Kings Junction!
Jesus! Dickson shounted!
I asked why r u shouting! He said that's d car that hit US!

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To be continued!

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Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by Ice4jez(m): 4:52pm On Aug 03, 2014
Life so full of problems, God save ur children
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by mcbk2: 10:01pm On Aug 10, 2014
Babe/dude you re too much,meen!!! Your stories are filled with suspense ,please continue the good work ...FP has no choice!
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 5:43am On Aug 11, 2014
mcbk2: Babe/dude you re too much,meen!!! Your stories are filled with suspense ,please continue the good work ...FP has no choice!
Tanks Mcb2! And its babe o.
Pls, do i sound like a guy? Just curious
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 6:14am On Aug 11, 2014
First of all!
Sorry guys for the delay in updating this story!

Wld improve on it.


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I was wondering why all this wld happen to us!
My family!
It was like a dream or even a nigerian movie!
Always from one problem to another.
Just wen u tink u are done with problem A,
Problem B pops up!
Could it be that it was some1 from the village?
Or are we cursed?
1st twas my elder bro dying,
The other children being jobless,
My 3 miscarriages,
My husband leaving me,
Mumsie's health,
The financial burden on us all,
Now dad's death......
Why us LORD?
What have we done to deserve all this!
the money we all saved, even borrowed some,
For this medical trip. Now dad has to go now!
I wish I could take back d hands of time!
It can't get worse than this!

Now tinking of the way forward..........
Mumsie wld travel tomorrow, even if she has to go alone!
Infact she has to because, we can't get another visa/ticket in d next 8hours. Even sef, where is d money? We don't ve it.
We probably won't tell her her husband, our father is dead.

Tears flowed down my cheeks as I made these conclusions in my head.


I heard screams from the nxt hall way.
Dickson and other pple.
I will kill him today! I must kill him!
He killed my father!
Those where his words as he entered my ward!

I asked, what is it? Who do u want to kill?
Its stanley o! He replied.
U even knw him, its femi! Aunty Emmanuela's son!

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Aunty Emmanuela was our neighbour back in those days.....
She was like our second mum!
She has 3 kids, femi was d last!
I remember we all playing together as kids.
she died 2 years ago,
But we all knew him as femi and not stanley.
So he killed my father?
There was nothing I could do to him at the moment!

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There was nothing I could do to him at the moment!
My dad was gone.
All I had on my mind was my mum!
How do I salvage this situation?

Ring ring ring!!!!! Ring ring ring!!!!
Joan was calling my fone!
Joan was my younger sister,
She doesn't knw about any of this,
Do I tell her? I thought,
No I won't because, she wnt be able to handle it,
She was dads favourite and she'l probably tell my mum.
So I just allowed the phone ring.....
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by drcynthia(f): 6:34am On Aug 11, 2014
Dickson was sweating and moving up and down.
Obviously confused and mumbling different things!


Ring ring ring!!!!! Ring ring ring!!!!
It was dicksons fon this time.
I was sure it was joan calling him also.
If it is joan pls don't tell her o!


Its not Joan? Its a number calling. He said.

Hello! Yes!

Haaaa mummy "E ka le o"
Kilo de ti e kpe mi kpe lu number yin?
Ta lo ni number yi?
(Translation: good evening mum, why aren't u calling me with ur no? Who owns this number?)
He spoke yoruba with my mum.
After some seconds of silence while he listened to what she was saying,
Next thing I heard was JESU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From dickson!!!!!!!
While the fone fell from his hands!

I sprang up from my hospital bed!
Dickson what is it?
What happened!
Tears rolled down his cheeks!
Dickson talk to me! Pls!!!!!
I picked up d fone, but it was in 3 parts, the phone, the battery and the battery cover.

I tried to put d pieces back together

Egbon mi o! Ki lo she le? What happened?
What d mummy say?
He just stood there!

I sat on d bed trying to search for the last received number so that i could dial it.

Then he spoke,
Mummy called with our neighbours fon,
She said she has been trying to get daddy but his phone no isnt going through and that.....














































He paused now sobbing!
































That what na!
Dickson finish what u are saying pls!































Armed robbers just left her house and dey took all d money in d house, including the dollars we changed this evening. The money she was to use to travel!


I just fell down!



To be continued!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: 6 Missed Calls!!!! A Must Read! by AudreyTimms(f): 7:49am On Aug 11, 2014
Something really dey follow una. Nice story. Jst nids a little editing. Luv d suspense. Hpe u won't end it abruptly lyk u did 'The HIV result' or else I go luk 4u fight u! Shikena!

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