Chinonso Egemba, the Nigerian medical expert better known as
Aproko Doctor, has detailed the moments leading to his brain tumour surgery in
Aproko Doctor previously disclosed that he was diagnosed
with a brain tumour on December 5, 2022.
Egemba also revealed that the diagnosis left him partially
blind. He, however, hailed Tayo Ojo, a Nigerian-based neurosurgeon, for being
instrumental in his recovery journey.
Aproko Doctor revisited some of his troubled moments before
his brain surgery on the #WithChude podcast.
Egemba said he had secretly “written all the passwords of my
banking apps somewhere in case he died during the procedure”.
He said he became scared after knowing he had to consent to
his surgery within 10 minutes.
“In my entire life, I never saw that coming. There is no
book where one of the chapters would be my battle with a brain tumour. It could
be another thing but not a brain tumour. That is why I said things happen when
they happen,” he said.
“I decided that I was not going to do the surgery due to the
fear. My father came and put his hands on my shoulder and said don’t worry
Nonso everything is going to be alright. I remember anger from the depth of my
belle. In my mind, I was like if you do not get out… This is not the time when
“I had quietly written all the passwords of my banking apps
somewhere. I was preparing in case I would die.
“And then there was also the possibility of never getting my
eyesight back. At a point when the doctor told me ‘these were the options
available for you’ I did not know what to do again.”