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“I Was Put On Tramadol and many other drugs without Relief” – Mrs. Doris Osei

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Deecember 14, 2018     Source: The Cocktail     Story by: Isaac Katey    Videos: Edem Ayittey

In an account of how she survived a brain aneurysm after suffering for a very long time without  proper diagnosis from different doctors, Mrs. Doris Yaa Osei, a senior research scientist with the Animal Research Institute of Ghana, indicated that she had to endure a cocktail of drugs including Tramadol without relief. She shared this experience at a workshop held to to launch the Roentgen Week celebration by the University of Ghana Association of Student Radiographers at the Korlebu campus of the university.  

The theme of this year’s Roentgen Week Celebration was “The role of imaging in the early detection of brain aneurysms” and was aimed at bringing awareness to one of the ‘silent killers’ of patients in Ghana. 

A brain aneurysm occurs when a weak spot in your brain’s arterial wall bulges and fills with blood. It may also be called an intracranial aneurysm or cerebral aneurysm. It is a potentially life-threatening condition that can affect a person at any age. If a brain aneurysm bursts, it’s an emergency situation that can result in a stroke, brain damage, and even death if not treated immediately.

At the forum, the resource person, Mrs. Doris Yaa Osei, who is a survivor of the condition narrated how several scans in different hospitals in Ghana failed to reveal the cause of her incessant headaches. She eventually met a specialist at Akai House who detected the aneurysm through a digital subtraction using repeated angiograms. She was then referred to an Indian neurosurgeon who successfully operated on her in India. As a survivor, Mrs. Osei has decided to use her story to bring awareness to the debilitating effects of aneurysms for action to be taken nationwide to save lives.

She urged the young radiography students to study more about aneurysm and work hard to bring awareness to help save lives in Ghana. 

Watch the video of her testimony and the Roentgen Week launch / workshop in the video attached: 

https://youtu.be/dUqmiDOfbO4

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