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IT'S OVER 20 YEARS AND HE STILL SELLS RAT POISON

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I used to know a man that sells rat poison many years ago. He walks around, from street to street, calling on people to buy his almost-effective rat poison. Because of the rat-infested locality where we lived, he made sales. I remember my mum bought some of his poison that left our house smelling like abandoned cadaver for days, until my mum finally got rid of the rat.

Later on, he added air freshner, and 'pegs' to his business. So Mr, Rat Poison was always walking around with his famous poison, pegs and air freshner, from Morning till dusk. So one day, as he sat down outside my compound, negotiating price with my neighbour, I calculated his wares and the total amount gave me a headache.

As a young child, I wondered if that was enough to feed his wife and children because what I calculated was not up to N1000. Oho! You open mouth too? Then I thought of house rent, feeding, school fees, and the likes. I wondered if his wife was a business woman. What kind of business does she do?…

LOOK AT MY LIFE NOW- ROTFL

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You see in this life eh, if it was just by 'dreaming big' that we become rich, influential, and fulfilled, who is Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg, or even our own Dangote?  

Well, growing up, I had dreams- a whole lot of dreams to last me for a life time. I didn't know what to do with the dreams but I never stopped dreaming. I lived in my dreams more than I did in the real world. It was bliss and comforting. I was always alone so I loved it.  Now, I'm not referring to "a series of thoughts or images, that occurs in a person's mind" during sleep, I am actually talking about "a cherished aspiration, ambition or fantasy" kind of dream that occurs not necessarily during sleep.The watch word here is "FANTASY"

I wanted to be a Philanthropist, a Lawyer, an Activist, and a Defender of the Universe- LOL. I had big dreams where I would be controlling conglomerate of businesses; travel the world in first class; marry a tall, …

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LOW BACK PAIN

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LOW BACK PAIN (SUMMARY FROM DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER JUNE 18, 2019. PG 28)




WHAT IS LOW BACK PAIN? Low back pain is any pain one experiences at the back all the way from the rib bone down to where the buttocks connect with the thighs (Dr. Mohammed Lawal)
TYPES OF LOW BACK PAIN 1. Specific- 20% 2. Nonspecific-80% (Mechanical back pain)
CAUSES OF SPECIFIC BACK PAIN a. Cancer  b. Trauma from accidents c. Injuries and infections with tuberculosis of the spine which is the commonest.  d. Vertebral Osteomyelitis-infection of the bone at the lower back e. Discitis- infection of the disc
CAUSES OF NONSPECIFIC BACK PAIN (MECHANICAL) a. Sitting for too long in the Office b. Lying down on mattresses that deforms your back while sleeping c. Using vibrating instruments at work d. Too much sexual activity (still under deliberation by some scholars)
SYMPTOMS OF LOW BACK PAIN 1. Feeling of Pain, Heaviness, dragging or discomfort at the lower back 2. Inability to walk or stand in the morning
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