Boma Akpore, a Big Brother Naija’shine ya eyes’ housemate, has shared a heartfelt testimony.
The reality star took to his official Instagram page to tell how he contracted COVID-19 in December of 2020, resulting in a severe sinus infection.
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He confessed that prior to the infection, he had never had sinus problems that lasted longer than three days. Boma revealed that half of his right face/nose was obstructed, and he could only breathe via his left nostril.
His only choice was surgery, which was scheduled for April of this year, but he had a movie shoot in Nigeria and a BBN reunion that couldn’t be rescheduled.
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In 2020 December 2, I caught COVID-19 which led me to having a terrible sinus infection. Prior to then I have never had any sinus issues for more than 3 days. Then I got extremely busy going from One film set to another in the US, then I came home to Nigeria and stayed for another 6 months due to being on big brother naija and other press duties I had to attend. Afterwards I decided to return home to New York, all these while the sinus hasn’t given me any relieve almost 1 year after.
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I decided to see an allergist and between January and March 2021, I have had multiple doctors appointments and test which the scan results came back very unpleasant. Half of my right face/nostril was blocked and I was only breathing from my left nostril.
At this stage I wake up with mucus from my right nostril every single day. At this point, my only option was to have a surgery as recommended by my Doctor. Surgery date was set for April 12. Suddenly I booked a movie role in Nigeria and shooting starts. April 8, my team and I decided to postpone the surgery till after the shoot.
While I was in Nigeria the reunion date was also set, so I killed both birds with 1 stone. As soon as the last episode was shot I took the flight back to NYC May 7, to prepare for my surgery May 13. Doctor said the infection had already spread to the back of my head and I was told I could get blind or have brain damage has it was a head surgery really close to the brain and I got extremely scared.
The surgery started at 6:30am and was due to be done 12pm, but I couldn’t wake up for another 3 1/2 hours, mehnnn, everyone was scared. I just want everyone to thank God for my life. After 2 months I’m back in the gym, 6th slide was me working out yesterday July 20th 2022 and ready to work again.
God is good. I want to urge everyone to always check in with your doctors when having an usual feeling or sickness. PS : The grey area of the scan photo is the blocked part of my Face/Nostril.
Big thanks to my friends and loved ones that took care of me when I was sick. May Almighty God meet you at your point of needs”.