Popular Nigerian doctor and influencer, Dr. Chinonso Egemba better known as Aproko Doctor, has opened up on his recent battle with brain tumour.
The doctor, who is known for giving health advice on social media, disclosed this in a video he shared via his Twitter handle on Monday morning, January 16.
He said he went blind in one eye on December 3rd 2022 and was diagnosed with Cranio Pharygiona – a brain tumour – two days later.
He said he had to undergo brain surgery to remove the tumour, and battled for survival throughout December 2022.
He captioned the video,
“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.”
“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.
“Education, health. For me… those are the two systems any nation needs to succeed. I’m dedicating my life to seeing that they succeed in our country Nigeria. I hope you see it too.”
Speaking in the video, he said, “One thing to understand is that health issues can happen to you regardless of who you are including me.
“Here I am sitting on this seat sharing my own story about how I had a tumour in my brain. It was so bad that I couldn’t read out of my phone anymore to the point where this eye, I couldn’t read with it and it was also closing. They said it is a Craniopharyngioma and we need to do surgery to remove it.”
Watch him speak below,
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. pic.twitter.com/PECblk7Q73
— Dr. Chinonso Egemba (@aproko_doctor) January 16, 2023