Nigerian medical doctor and Influencer, Chinonso Egemba popularly known as Aproko Doctor, has revealed that he was diagnosed with brain tumour.
He made the announcement via his social media page on Monday, 16th January 16 2022, adding that he battled for his life throughout December last year.
According to Aproko Doctor, he went blind in one of his eyes and on December 5, 2022 he got the medical diagnosis.
He said he underwent a brain surgery in Nigeria and it was a neurosurgeon named Dr. Tayo Ojo, who operated on him.
The medic shared details of his experience in a video on his verified Twitter page.
Chinonso wrote; “Throughout December of 2022, I was fighting for my life. I went blind in one eye on the 3rd of Dec. 2022 & on the 5th, I was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Today I stand here before you to share my story. It has been a long road to recovery but each day is better than the last.”
He added; “It was Dr. Tayo Ojo, a neurosurgeon here in Nigeria that did the surgery. So many people begged me to leave the country and get the surgery done but something kept me back here because I still had trust in us. We just need more investment in our health sector.”
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Similarly, seasoned Nigerian actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, has revealed that there was a cancer scare she experienced that made doctors place her on medication for the rest of her life.
The mother-of-four opened up about the health challenge during a recent episode of her cooking show “Mercy’s Menu” while hosting veteran actress Joke Silva.
Mercy Johnson explained that her thyroid – a gland in the throat – was removed through surgery as a result of the scare.
She said it is something she has never discussed publicly before but she added that with the help of her husband, Odi Okojie, they managed the situation at that time.
Mercy said; “I’ve never discussed it where I had a cancer scare and I had my thyroid removed. It was like a journey for us. We had kids and my last was six months at that time.
“We kept saying that we have to understand that, ‘this is the new us. Let’s go get the surgery done’. And when we go there, they said I was going to be on medication for the rest of my life.
“It was a reality that we had to sit down. Them giving me a time that ‘you cannot miss my medication. As you wake up, that’s the first thing’, and telling me all of the side effects. So I’m reconciling with this you’re saying, it’s the truth. At the point you realize this is where we are, let’s grow from here, let’s live in this comfort zone.”