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Curious – Episode 36

Adams was working on a painting when he phone rang,the caller ID was Adanna so he quickly answered “where have you been and why haven’t you been
picking up your calls”

“Good evening sir,please my name is Gordon Adikwu am the manager of Sets hotel,we had a little situation today involving the owner of the phone,we are currently at the hospital and since we could not identify her, we had
to search through her phone and your number was the last she called,please are you a member of her family or can you point us to one so we can identify her and settle everything”

“Am her friend,just tell me the hospital you are in right and I will come and meet you” once he got the information from the man he quickly grabbed his
car keys and ran out. He got to the hospital in record time and in no time met with the man who he had earlier spoken to on the phone,who also gave him Adanna’s personal items found in her hotel room and also briefed him on the situation,he was also introduced to a police man who the hotel had called and he supplied his necessary information and answered the questions
asked. He also had to fill some necessary documents for the hospital. He couldn’t see the doctor at the moment since they were in surgery and not wanting to be alone,called Susan and briefed her on the matter and she also got to the hospital in record time.

They sat together waiting for the doctor to come out. After waiting for what seemed like an eternity,

the doctor walked out and they rushed towards him bombarding him with questions. Once he ascertain they were the closest thing she had to a family and they
knew his patient well he led them to his office and gave them an update on her and how she was stable at the moment. He further asked questions to know more about her and also to know if she had ever tried to harm herself before,they answered his questions to the best of their knowledge and also filled him in on what had been happening to her for the past months,when
they were through he replied
“Well with all that you have told me about her,I can see why she carried out the act tho I need to say that she is very lucky to be alive and she has some factors to thank for it,like the fact she was in cold water helped
her because if it was hot water,honestly I don’t think we will be having this conversation right now because it would have made her bleed more rapidly since it would make her veins to open up and also while slashing
her wrist all she did was a single lateral cut on each wrist which practically did maximum damage to the tendons and minimal to the veins which maximized the probability of the wounds closing before she suffers
lethal blood loss. Also the damage to the tendons also made it possible so that she could not make further cuts on herself. Its too early to say anything but from everything I have seen its safe to say she will survive
this but also another thing was the timing was good because if those hotel attendants hadn’t found her when they did it would have been a different story all together.” He told them
“Okay,so where we are right now,what are the steps forward for her” Adams asked
Removing his glasses and setting it on a pile of files,he looked at them for a while and said [B] “Am not going to lie its going to be a tough journey from now because right now all we have to do is wait and pray she she makes
it out alive and once she is strong enough there is going to be a psych ward,there will be a subscription to a powerful antidepressants and then we can begin hope for a gradual recovery but there is also going to be therapy because from all you have told me its my belief she needs to just open up and let things out. We can just hope she is strong enough to just face everything. Picking up his glasses again he started to take some notes and they asked if they could see her,he replied that they could but should not stay in her room for more than five minutes. He buzzed a nurse who led them
to see her in the Intensive Care Unit.

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They had earlier wanted to spend the night at the hospital but was advised by a nurse that Adanna needed them
strong and well rested and also pointed out that they was little they could do to help her at the moment.

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The media had a field day when news broke of Adanna’s suicide attempt,many people who were against her switched sides and blamed the media for what happened to her and some felt Samuel was at fault. A lot of columnists wrote articles airing their views on the matter.

Once Adanna regained conscious and the doctors gave the greenlight,there was a terrifying psych ward with anti depressants plus they were all these nurses who couldn’t even pretend to like her and made her felt more
miserable and then there were these annoying therapy sessions and she could not wait to be released from the hospital. After one of such sessions she made a vow to herself that she will never attempt to take her life ever
again and if she should ever attempt it then she will make sure she get it right. During the course of her treatment there had been some attempts by some media outlets to get exclusive pictures of her in the hospital.

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Some had been successful since they paid some staffs who took such photographs of her,others didn’t have such luck and some even lost their jobs.

The weeks seem to drag by and the only thing sustaining her were visits from Adams and Susan but even then they seem to have this worried look like they were scared she will do something crazy well she wouldn’t blame them because the way she was feeling currently doing something crazy will surely bring a new spark in her and that was needed to end this dull ache inside her. Just when she was giving up hope that she will never leave the hospital, she was discharged tho she still had therapy and visits to see the doctor weekly.

Once she was home,it felt like she was in another prison
because Susan and Adams took turns to watch over her like she was a kid who needed protection,she loved them both but they just made her feel choked
and it was getting her depressed.

During counselling some weeks later,she explained to her coach how she felt and asked if it was okay to take some
time off for a short vacation.

At first, the doctors wouldn’t let her go but later relented when he felt it might be beneficial for her to take a break from her surrounding. It was obvious that everyone kicked against the vacation because she insisted on going alone and there were scarred she was going to hurt herself again.

She had requested for a month but the doctor wouldn’t accept they later agreed on ten days and she was to check in with him and also to take her meds.

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