*A story written by Ayodele Adeoye
*MARRIED BUT NO SEX – Part 7*
*The Return Of Sis Rose*
After some several hours they were able to revive Bro Solo from the shock. By the following day he was strong and fully restored. Considering the distance to their base, he requested his wife be referred to another teaching hospital closer to their home for easy management and accessibility. He settled all her bills and moved his wife to the nearest teaching hospital to their home. On arrival, the new consultant insisted on repeating all the tests already conducted in the former hospital.
They were really kept in suspense as the doctor refused to administer single drugs or injection but paracetamol. As Bro Solo beheld his wife in pain without been given any treatment he became sick of the whole thing. Sis Rose’s mother suggested that she should be moved to a private hospital where she would be attended to properly. Despite his worries and fears, Bro Solo was still managing to muster some faith to pray to God. ‘O Lord take away this reproach,’ he prayed. While he was lying on the bench dosing, he got a tap from a nurse, ‘sir the doctor will want to see you in his office.’ He jumped up and ran to the doctors’ office with fear and agitation. ‘Sir, you sent for me’, ‘please sit down’, the doctor said.
‘We have conducted all the necessary tests and we have repeated each test twice to be sure of what we are seeing.’ ‘Sir, is there any more thing than the kidney failure and HIV?’ Bro Solo ask with shaking voice. ‘I am sorry to tell you that your wife’s case is so pathetic beyond our comprehension.’ Bro Solo hearing this slumped again. Like the other time he was rushed to the emergency ward. His BP had gone extremely high beyond normal due to shocks and fear. The next time the doctor was to reveal the contents of the results he requested more mature people to be invited. His father-in-law and his pastor were readily available. The doctor broke the news to Rose’s father and the pastor precept by precept with patience.
Sis Rose has no kidney failure neither was she HIV positive. After thorough investigations, it was discovered that this error came from the lab technician who conducted the test in the first hospital. He exchanged Sis Rose’s tests result with another Rose. The difference in the surnames are ‘A’ and ‘U’ i.e Adeola and Adeolu. Sis Rose’s undoing was using her father’s name instead of her husband’s name when she arrived the strange land. Obviously this error would have been avoided. The lab technician was sued for negligence and the former hospital was made to pay damages.
All the treatments given to Sis Rose was actually what caused the complications for her. All she had was typhoid and malaria. After three weeks she was discharged from the hospital cleared of all sickness. Praise God! Hallelujah. The return of Sis Rose was more celebrated than her wedding, it was a holistic return. A reunion with her husband, her family, the church and with God.
She confessed all her sins and her atrocities to her husband in the presence of the pastor. Her husband forgave her, her pastor prayed for her and God restored her. As at this time there was no need to worry about the family tradition again as one year of abstinence had already elapsed. Bedroom activities resumed immediately.
After two months, Sis Rose became sick and was taken to the hospital. This was a good sickness, Sis Rose was 5 weeks pregnant. She was delivered of a bouncing baby boy in due time. The joy in Bro Solo could not be measured as he was told he’s now a father. The devil was a loser. Their pastor later explained one of the revelations he had about how the powerful family goddess was all responsible for all of Sis Rose’s attitude. The spirit of the goddess became so angry for losing Sis Rose, so she capitalized on her desperation to have sex. Bro Solo and Sis Rose have since been living together in peace and harmony.
*What are the moral lessons you learnt from this story?*
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