BELOW / UNDER

Being below or under in any situation is something interesting. Interesting in what sense? Interesting in the sense that it keeps everyone on alert. It keeps everyone on the move. It keeps everyone on the check list.

My experiences in the biomedical fields especially in hospitals where I have worked have evoked this. When patients come to the hospital for blood pressure check, there is always that fear of being under pressure (low blood pressure). To my greatest bewilderment one day, I asked an old woman why that fear for low blood pressure and not high. Her response left me perplexed. She said, “It is better to be in the middle, that is, normal. But if I have to choose, I will prefer latter.” I tried to find out her reason for saying that after asking a doctor, who told me that both are deadly. The woman said that both are not. She looked at me and said,” The doctors read it in school but we experience it. So we can tell you the difference.” I have seen a few patients who have slumped and dead in hospitals after being told that their blood pressure is below normal. But I have hardly seen patients who died in such a drastic mode after being told of having a high blood pressure. But that doesn’t remove the fact that people don’t die due to high blood pressure.

Life is just like this. Everyday we should strive to attain the minimum. Attaining above and below minimum is worrisome. The best thing to do is to strive for the necessary and avoid the two extremes. Virtue lies in the middle.

Good morning to all and thanks for reading.

Published by Chinedu ikechukwu

A writer, a teacher and a comedian.

7 thoughts on “BELOW / UNDER

      1. A doctor remarked on his patients, ruddy complexion.

        “I know” the patient said “It’s high blood pressure, it’s from my family.

        “Your mother’s side, or father’s side?” questioned the doctor.

        Neither, my wife’s.

        “What?” the doctor said “that can’t be, how can you get it from your wife’s family?”

        “Oh yeah,” the patient responded, “You should meet them sometime!”

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