Wednesday, January 17, 2007

My Best Friend Angela

Angela and I have been best friends for about 2 years. She’s one of the sweetest people I know. She’s nice,hilarious, honest... and just so giving. I love this girl so much cos she’s one of those friends who will go out of her way for me, as I would for her.


Unfortunately, Angela relocated about 6 months ago to another city to spend time with her family and I’ve only seen her a few times since. In spite of that, whenever we do get together or talk on the phone, we just continue from where we left off.


I missed her so much


BUT NOW SHE’S BACK BABY!!!


She got back in yesterday and I was just ectastic!!!


We talked for at least 3 hours bringing each other up to date on everything.


I’m Sad:

I'm sad because she was sick over the holiday and I didn’t even know it. I mean I was sick as hell too with food poisoning… but hers was worse…I mean she had to go to the hospital (yeah… it was that bad!!!). She had lost so much blood that they even wanted to give her a blood transfusion… her blood iron, hemoglobin, just about everything blood related in her system is messed up!


My Best Friend Angela has a blood clot or fibroid in her uterus: I’m silently crying…

I’m crying cos she’s having surgery in a month or less

I’m crying cos some people don’t survive the surgery

I’m crying cos even if it is successful, this surgery might not be her last

I’m crying cos in a critical situation, they might have to completely remove her uterus and render her barren for the rest of her life

I’m crying cos she doesn’t have any kids

I’m crying cos in the worst case scenario… my best friend Angela could die!!!


I mean we knew there was a problem from before because she always had really heavy periods and for the last month or two she spent here before relocating, she was having 10-15 day periods… but we never thought it was this bad.


Wherever you are, whatever your faith, please help me say a prayer for my Best Friend Angela that the Lord keeps her safe for me.


I love her too much to contemplate anything other than her total and complete recovery…


Please please… help me pray for my best friend Angela.

48 comments:

LonelierThanAkon said...

600 push ups.

I'm First.

400 more.

LonelierThanAkon said...

Lost for words.
Poor Angela.
Pretty saddening.
Promise to say a prayer.

UnNaked Soul said...

A miracle is like an invisible fruit hanging on an invisible tree... all you have to do is pluck it and serve it to whom you wish... but you need to wear a lens of faith...

Only If I have enough power will I be able to plant one for you to see... else, keep looking... but don't burden your heart...

listen to the wind, a prayer just left my lips....

Gucci said...

I pray she gets well........ I lost one of my best friends and it was horrific. I pray u never get to go thru dat.

Nyemoni said...

My dear, just believe.. She will overcome in Jesus' name. My prayers are with you!

boorish male said...

This is so sad
Don't know what to say
Lost for words
will say a prayer for the both of you.

angie said...

Jesus said "by HIS stripes we are healed". i claim that prayer for your friend today. She is going to be completed healed in Jesus name.
Her miracle is not only on the way, it is already there!!!

Uzo said...

My little one - sure every surgical procedure has risks BUT fibroids are pretty routine and i know a lot of women - young and old that have had fibroids taken out with no problems. Just pray and it shall be well....

bitchy said...

Believe that she will be well, and she will be. Will definitely pray for you and her.

Word of advice though.. she should ask her doctor about having some of her eggs stored if she's afraid she may never be able to conceive herself. I know its a weird procedure, and its against some people's principles, but its given many women hope after such illnesses.

Take care

Noni Moss said...

She's probably imagining the worst as well - she needs you to be strong and not too melodramatic.

Fingers, toes, hairs crossed - all will be well.

TaureanMinx said...

Whatever God has destined in her life will come to pass and I pray that he will help her to heal completely. What Uzo said is true, they are pretty routine and not being able to have kids is touhg but not the end of the world. Her health comes first.

Soul said...

Aburo,
Don't fret too much.
Firstly, fibroids occur quite commonly in black women, the surgery is supposed to be quite routine and is not too traumatic, they basically remove the fibroids and scar the ends of the tissue with a laser so that the fibroid tissue doesn't grow again.

The heavy periods I can definitely relate to. Diet and exercise helps. even after the surgery, your friend might benefit from seeing a dietician.

Relax aburo, she'll be fine.

nosa101 said...

I'll pray but I have a class in like .........wait a minute, classes got cancelled. I'll do it straightaway

Elle said...

One prayer for Angela....

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Angela and for you too OWNB

tiwalade said...

ONB, you need to be strong and just believe she'll be fine.I pray God will see her through the operation and she comes out fine.Amen .It is well

It's been a long time since i've been on your blog. Happy new year!Even though it's like.... very late lol! bye and be strong God's in control.

Anonymous said...

I had surgery for fibriods very recently and had to have a total hysterectomy. I am devastated and distraught even though I was aware it was a possibility. I am currently mourning the loss of the children I will never have - I have no children; was waiting for the man of my life and took care to keep myself safe until I was in a stable secure relationship - and how the rest of my life has to be lived without that possibility. There is no easy answer. I hope your friend keeps well and that the operation for her fibroids is just that and that she is in the hands of a surgeon that will do his/her best to preserve her uterus. My thoughts are with your friend.

Icy said...

When God is in charge omo sit back relax and enjoy the ride.. Don't fret. Understand that God got this on LOCK DOWN. It shall be well.

Ariiyike said...

May Angela go thru the surgery successfully, without complications and with everything good thing in their right places. She will be well in Jesus' name (Amen)!
Hold on to your faith.
I have a friend who had her fibroid removed about 2months ago; she's doing well and no complications (she had the surgery in Nigeria for that matter).
So relax, pray and beleive alright?!

JEN said...

So sorry about your friend.. she is in my thoughts!

londonnaijachic said...

This is such a shame.I've said a lil prayer for her and by God's grace, its going to be a full recovery. Be strong.

Vera Ezimora said...

Oh, baby, I'm so sorry. I'll put her in my prayers. God will never give her more than she can carry. I'll pray for her full recovery. Just pray 4 her.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I would like to echo what the majority of people have said concerning the fact that the removal of the mass is a routine operation. However we still need to ask God for the complete healing of your friend angela. And for the mass never to return again in Jesus Name. Amen. We pray that the Lord will be the surgeon's eyes and hand, and that He would use them to work miracles for her.

She is well.

Biodun said...

Her surgery will go well in Jesus name, God will heal her completely and she wont have her uterus removed by His grace (Amen)I will be praying for her.

Elle Woods said...

Wow.
She will be well in Jesus name!!

babe said...

I said a prayer for Angela as soon as I was done writing this blog and I just talked to a friend of mine the other day who was told that if she lived for three months, she would be lucky.....they told her this over 30 years ago! Your friend will be healed in the name of Jesus!

chainreader said...

a prayer for angela. and for you too. you are obviously hurting.

It will be fine. God dey!

azuka said...

Poor Angela. Perhaps you should make 'Angela Monday' or 'Angela Friday' posts so we can keep updated and provide support as we're doign fro Buki...

Naija Sapphire said...

As I would say, everything goes as God plans. She might lose her uterus if it is God's will for her but mos def, miracles do happen and no matter what goes on for her, she will definitely stand tall.
The Lord is her strength as well as yours. My prayer for her will be answered.

Daisy said...

I pray everything goes well with your friend, I understand how scary these situations can be.

Please take it day by day and we are all coming together to hope for the very best outcome for Angela.

Nilla said...

Sorry dear...
It will be well.
I say Amen to every one's prayers.

Anonymous said...

To the 2nd anonymous...I'm sorry about everything.I pray God helps you heal(your soul). The same thing happened to a friend of mine. My prayer is that you find happinness and joy.

Daddy's Girl said...

ONB, by God's grace Angela will be fine.

Jem said...

There is nothing that the Lord cannot heal .... nothing that the creator cannot fix for he created our bodies and with that, i believe without a doubt that Angela will be healed in Jesus name.

Now the question is ... "do ye have faith?" Pls encourage your friend and keep positive about the situation. Dnt even let the possibility of death arise. be strong and encouraged

Well wishes angela ...

Through these eyes said...

Eyaa, everything will be okay. I see i missed all the drama that unfolded on your page, but can see u still came out on top... awon bible bangers and such. My friend just had surgery last year and she's perfectly fine now, so don't worry. All you listed happens in a worst case scenario which is very unlikely. Take heart.

Belle said...

wow...how sad :(
please keep her in your prayers. i pray that God heals her...and that her surgery is a success. Amen.
Awww she is blessed to have a friend like you...
God willing you'll have a testimony to share VERY soon...

ABBEY said...

Hey Overwhelmed,

I wish Angela all the best in her surgery. God knows best and hopefully everything will turn out great!!

Hang in there!

mphae said...

sorry oh i hope she gets better!

reen said...

omg am so sorry to hear about ur friend angela...hope she gets well,will pray for her

Ineka said...

Damn. I will keep her in my prayers.

Mamarita said...

Angela will be ok by God's grace...Saw your comment on my blog o, I don't know which one to respond to first....

1) registration, err...have you done that yet, if not send me an email, I'll forward the NIDO registration form to you or ask Naijadude....:)
(see u saturday? I'll be the girl with the cute purse:))
2) A few years ago, Jaycee, my best friend and Jaycee's best friend started a phone fellowship, they'd read the scripture and meditate on it and then pray. They call each other daily at about 8 in the morning, I've been in on the fellowship once or twice, now I hear they've increased their fellowship cycles, sometimes they get guest joining in, its just beautiful and I want to start something like that. Myself and Naijadude are SUPPOSED to start reading purpose driven life by Rick Warren on Sunday and from there I'm going to recruit him into a fellowship groupie:)
p.s. I just sort of like invited you to join us:)

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

Thanks everyone for your prayers... I am praying for my best friend Angela and also for the anonymous that had the hysterectomy. God bless you... Angela's aunty had one too for the same reason, her sister has had multiple operations, and her family member died from the procedure... it could be worse right? God bless those people going through pain and sickness(LondonBuki's mom included)... Amen!

Vickii said...

I really pray that your friend Angela will be fully healed and you need to believe that she will.

With friends like you around her, I believe her recovery will be complete and speedy!

Young Miss Williams said...

Have faith and remember that you're her best friend too so be there for her best you can.

x mwah x

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

testing testing 123

Maiden Voyage said...

Hey hon. I am just getting round to catching up on my favourite bloggers and what do I read - your friend Angela is having surgery. I am so so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you and her. Please continue to keep the faith and all will be well. Do keep us posted!! Happy New Year!!

Ms Jade said...

Realx, Angela is in safe hands.. she shall live and declare the glory of th Lord upon her....ma worry at all... GOD is incontrol

chioma said...

Will say a prayer for her tonight..
She will be ok. People have gone through worse and have made it so look at the bright side. God is able and I know that he can take care of Angela.
Don't be scared, cus fear kills your faith and you need faith to encourage your friend.She will be fine just take it easy and encourage her.