How doctor’s prescription left me paralysed -Actor, Bimbo Manuel reveals
Nollywood actor, Bimbo Manuel, has revealed how doctor’s wrong prescription him and left him paralysed several years ago.
This was stated by the actor during an interview with Chude Jideowo’s podcast, in which he reflected on his life, career, and other personal issues.
Manuel claimed that the incident occurred several years prior, following his car accident.
The actor admitted that he went to a general hospital on Lagos Island days after the accident when he first felt pain.
He claimed that after taking multiple x-rays, a doctor in the hospital’s Orthopaedic department put him on treatment for rheumatism and arthritis.
This, he claimed, aggravated his condition because he was unable to walk for some time afterwards.
I’ve been told three times to go and get a wheelchair and that was by experts, people who should know. They told me, Mr Manuel, do you know anyone abroad? Maybe they can get you the electric type so you’ll be able to use it myself but said no.” “It was an auto accident inside the town, and it travelled through my entire spine. I didn’t know, I walked away from it. I didn’t feel any pain. A little down the line, however, I now started to feel pain.
So, I went to a general hospital at Lagos Island.. I still remember the man’s name clearly, he works at the orthopedic section. “I was in my late twenties, early thirties and a doctor put me on treatment for rheumatism and arthritis until I couldn’t walk anymore. I lost all sensation on my right side, and I was frustrated. I just couldn’t go anywhere, the slightest movement would make scream.
He was later transported to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital in Ile-Ife for treatment, according to the actor. He added that after a few months in the hospital, he was able to walk again.
So, they took me to Ife teaching hospital, the university teaching hospital, put me in traction, and in couple of months, i was out on my feet. Apparently, the other did not know what he was doing and he was confident bout it.