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Dorothy Amuah Shares Into Details How She lost A cancer Patient On her Support List

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The foremost Ghanaian voice on cancer and its related issues, Dorothy Amuah a breast cancer survivor turn advocate who runs the Dorothy’s Hope Foundation (DHF) in the wake of events shared her into details the pain that came with losing one of the cancer patients on her support list who she together with well-wishers tried everything they could to save her but she dies in the process.

In a very touchy-feely conversation, She narrating vividly the efforts made to save Agnes, called. On those suffering to voice out so her foundation can come to the rescue and promised to do her best not to lose another patient on her support list as we together beat and survive cancer.

Below are excerpts from the long conversation.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples: no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; The philosophy is kindness – DalaiLama

A genuine smile at about 1:30 am was enough to erase all feeling of exhaustion after a busy day helping beautiful, wonderful and strong women like myself. For Agnes to muster that smile from her weak and battling body was enough validation that I have given my life to a just cause.IMG 20200615 WA0005

I assume you have by now heard of AGNES’s plight on Joy and aware of her battle with breast cancer without family support. My Saturday started after a visit to Agnes at her abode, where I met her in one of the worst environments and situation I’ve ever seen. With her rapidly deteriorating health, I knew we had to take immediate action. Together with Essinam (the Joy prime producer whom reported on Agnes’s condition) and Pastor her endearing friend, we scouted and secured a new apartment. The goal was to have her comfortably resettled in the a newly rented apartment plus plans to have a nurse’s aide come live with her. After having made considerable progress by Monday I proceeded to honor three appointments with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. That meant shuffling between Korlebu and the Dorothy’s hope office in Cantonments. For those whom may not know, I AM A Survivor of this dreaded affliction and I have made it my life commitment to help women like myself Survive. The women I met required counseling and I had tailored specific schedules to meet their individual challenges.

I proceeded to honor my appointments and was in the middle of counseling when I received the 1st phone call from Agnes telling me she was in some kind of distress. I told her to calm down and that I’d call her back.

I could feel my tummy rumbling since I was yet to have a bite of food the entire day so the plan was to finish my meeting and grab a quick bite then  respond to Agnes. However before I could figure out my lunch, I received a frantic call from Agnes yet again -the voice on the other end saying “ mummy my tummy and I’m throwing up every few minutes… please please come for me.” Then her 10 year old son took the phone and cried out for me to help his mom.

Recognizing she was in urgent need of attention I sprung into action, first arranged to have her transported to Korle Bu and alert the specialist doctors on duty. We got to Korle Bu at about 4 pm and were immediately faced with the almighty Korle Bu bed problem. After all these years one would have thought this would be an issue of the past. Anyways let’s save that topic for another day. The kind Pastor who had accompanied Agnes to the hospital and I did our best to reassure her she would be fine. I was finally able to secure a bed at approximately 12 midnight. After she had been successfully stabilized by the doctors, she was moved to her ward on the 4th floor. I was honestly happy she was now at a good place receiving medical help.  As I said my good bye, her face lit up with the warmest smile and she said thank you. I felt glad to know she was no longer in excruciating pain.

As I rode home from the hospital I took the opportunity to reflect on the day’s events. I’m thankful to a couple of dedicated doctors who attended to Agnes. Maneuvering and navigating the ER in Ghana was no easy feat, the attitude and urgency to the call of duty by some of the health service personnel left much to be desired. I had witnessed two deaths which might have been prevented or made more peaceful if more care had been given. Maybe I am holding them to the high standard of commitment I have been used to, but these are “professionals and I expect more from them.

On Tuesday morning, I returned to the ward and saw a vast improvement on Agnes. Gave her a nutritious meal and offered words of encouragement and support. The doctors carried on with their tests and treatment throughout the day. I finally said good bye to her around 9 pm that evening. Little did I know that would be my last verbal encounter with dear Agnes. Agnes slipped into a deep sleep on Wednesday morning and we all assumed she was in need of much needed rest.

After staying by her bedside all day, Pastor and I sponged her face and neck before we left later Wednesday evening hoping she would wake up to drink or eat something but she continued to sleep. Not long after leaving, I received a phone call from the doctor attending to her telling me to quickly return. I immediately turned my car around and sped back to the hospital. I was told that her recent blood tests showed her calcium levels had escalated to a dangerously high amount. The only cause of action would be to administer an intravenous medication to help counter act the excessive calcium in her blood. I hoped for the best. I left Korle bu late that evening then shared the events of the day with Essinam and other members. Throughout the night, I called Baaba , one of the nurses on duty I had befriended. I needed to know if our patient had awoken but that wasn’t to be. At approximately 7.am Thursday morning I again called to check on Agnes’s progress but nothing had changed.

I believe this was the first time in months dear Agnes had any relief from the pain caused by her cancer. Perhaps she had drifted away into an unconscious state and finally found a place of peace and comfort…No more PAIN! No more TEARS! No more of the SADNESS she must have felt from months of neglect and abandonment. Not once did I see a family member come to her aid in her critical state. At 8:30 in the morning as I was en route to Korlebu, I called the attending doctor on duty to check on Agnes’s state once again only to be informed of her passing. She had slowly slipped away to her maker.

I was broken because we had battled to give Agnes a new beginning and restore her dignity. Though her cancer was advanced I had hoped the Dr’s efforts with Gods guidance, she would be able to survive so she would spend her last few months or even years in better conditions with her boys. They at least deserved that. Now what do I say to her two young boys who call me daily asking “ Aunty how is our mother doing ”. They still don’t know their mum is no more. Just this morning again that call came “Aunty how is our mother doing”? Well now that she’s gone some family members have now resurfaced.

Dorothy rounded up our long and very emotional conversation saying, “How cruel  life can be…Under my breath I said a prayer for all those who rallied to our call and for strength to continue on this not financially rewarding but spiritually rewarding path I have chosen. I prayed that those suffering in silence may have the courage to speak out and come forward so we can together beat cancer.”

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Dr. Thomas Mensah, Dentaa Amoateng, H.E Anne-Sophie and 9 Mind-Blowing Speakers Shared Ideas at TEDxSpintex Hosted by Hyperlink Africa

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The most anticipated TEDxSpintex happened on Friday night at the Untamed Empire. A night of mind-blowing ideas shared on the TEDx stage. (more…)

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This Week On Twitter: Eloswag wins BBNaija HoH again, Twitter launches ‘Spotlight Location’, Chirp Dev Challenge and many more

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Get the latest news in music, movies, sports, entertainment and more on Twitter. Here is a recap of some of the trending stories during this week on #TwitterGhana.

Twitter “Spotlight Location” offers business presence for professionals

Professionals, be it content creators, small business or big brands can now strengthen their presence and showcase their products to customers on Twitter to drive results that move their business forward. Here is a Tweet by the social networking platform on how it’s making this possible through its latest feature known as ‘Location Spotlight’. Some media outlets such as Ameyaw Debrah has  Tweeted about this amazing feature. It is indeed a great time to be a content creator on Twitter!

 

 

Chirp Developer Challenge x Twitter is on!

The Chirp Dev Challenge is on and developers across Ghana are encouraged to join in for a chance to win great prizes valued at over $520,000 and be featured at the Chirp Developer Conference on November 16 in San Francisco. Hacklab Foundation shared a Tweet on how to participate by sharing your innovative idea building an app using Twitter’s API v2 to unlock new experiences for people on Twitter. Give it a go and inspire other developers! #ChirpDevChallenge.

 

BBNaija 2022: Eloswag wins HoH again with seven housemates up for possible eviction

It’s getting hot in Biggie House as housemates from level 1 & 2 battle out for the Head of the House (HoH) title each week. Eloswag has yet again won the week 4 Level Up HoH. Big Brother this time around gave the Head of House an opportunity to nominate from Level 1 or Level 2 house and he chose level 2. Eloswag nominated Kess, Modella, Chizzy, Pharmsavvy,  Kess, Daniella, Amaka, and Groovy. Watch highlights of Eloswag’s nominations via this video. A BBN fan commenting on Twitter said, “Eloswag will be wondering why 7 people this time around”. Meanwhile, you’re missing out if you haven’t followed ShowmaxNG where you can get all the daily highlights and gist happening on the reality show. Good job Eloswag!

Read AlsoThis week on #TwitterGhana: Big Ivy Returns, Kofi Balmer’s signing by Crystal Palace excites Ghanaians and Many More

 

Global Citizen Festival is coming to Accra

Get ready for an epic line up of musicians including Usher, Gyakie and Sarkodie as they take the stage on September 24 at Black Star Square when the Global Citizen Africa festival comes to Accra. The movement, which aims to change the world through music and address some of the world’s biggest issues, made the announcement via this  tweet on their official Twitter handle. Start getting your dance moves ready people!

Asamoah Gyan targets Black Stars Return at Qatar 2022

In an exciting interview with BBC World Service Sport, Ghana’s football legend, Asamoah_Gyan told John Bennett of his dreams to be called to play at the World Cup in Qatar which stirred up varied reactions from netizens. The football icon shared that though he hasn’t spoken to the leadership of the Ghana Black Stars, he has started training. Here is a snippet of the interview. Reacting to the news, Social Media influencer @AsieduMends tweeted asking Ghanaians about their thoughts. Citi Sports also Tweeted. Catch more of the heated reactions by football fans here.

 

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Everything you need to know about Delta 8 Pre-rolls

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Delta 8 is getting in popular among cannabis producers, especially with edibles and, more specifically, Gummies. Delta 8 items are more and more being added to customers’ shopping carts due to new flavors being developed and more concentrated versions being created. Before we get to the top (and the top of our customers’) brands, it’s crucial to learn more regarding Delta 8 products in general.

What is Delta 8?

Delta 8 THC can be a natural substance found in hemp in very small amounts but is converted in the lab with CBD in greater quantities for use in various products. Due to the fact that Delta 8 is derived from hemp chemicals, it is legal in our federal government. Federal law bans products that have over 0.3 percent Delta 9 THC but there is no restriction on Delta 8.

The most popular type of THC cannabinoid in marijuana is beta 9, also known as delta 9. That’s why marijuana is known to have health benefits as well as a powerful psychoactive effect, but also with adverse effects such as anxiety, and paranoia. CBD is well-known for its renowned reputation of offering health benefits (sleep issues, anxiety, general well-being, body pain) which you can take pleasure in without the mental jitters or the high from THC.

Delta 8 has pros and cons, what are they?

It has garnered a dedicated audience due to the fact that it gives a psychoactive high, but also has health benefits. It is possible to eliminate certain negative side effects by using Delta 9 (paranoia and anxiety). While Delta 9 does not produce as much intoxication as Delta 9 (less intoxication), it is equally potent.

Read Also: 3CHI Delta 8 THC Gummies Lifestyle: for Keto, Gluten-Free, and Vegan Diets

However, it’s distinct. It may bring euphoric physical relaxation, as well as mental peace to your mind. You can learn more about Delta 8 THC in our full blog on its benefits.

The advantages of the use of DELTA 8

The utilization of Delta 8, in general, is a fantastic way to reap the advantages of THC in addition to an intense high in psychoactive levels without the unpleasant negative consequences like anxiety or anxiety. Certain benefits include the ability to relax, stimulate your appetite, and anxiety-reducing anti-inflammatory effects that keep your mind in a state of calm. It’s high but without blurred vision.

Delta 8 Pre-rolls

Infused with delta-8, delta-8 pre-rolls are made from hemp flower infused with delta-8 (CBD or CBG flower). The most sought-after pre-rolls consist of pre-rolled cigarettes.

What are the purposes that Delta 8 pre-rolls do?

Delta 8 THC creates the same euphoric effects but is not as strong as Delta 9. Delta 8 prerolls. The one you prefer the most will provide the same benefits as our most loved ones, but they’re completely different! The most frequent outcomes are happiness as well as joy and relief from physical pain.

Conclusion

Delta-8 pre-rolls are a great way to experience the pleasure of the Delta-8 flower, without the need to make the flower roll by yourself. They are particularly beneficial to those just beginning to discover cannabis and don’t have experience in rolling smokeable items, however, everyone can benefit from the ease of pre-rolls. If you want to know more about delta 8 pre-rolls then visit indacloud.co

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Guest Blog: Our qualified doctors of pharmacy have not been paid for 7 months

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The Doctor of Pharmacy Programme or PharmD as it is popularly called is a professional doctorate pharmacy programme that involves 6 years of training in an accredited institution which enables one to become a licensed pharmacist by the Pharmacy Council of Ghana (in this case) or an approved body (which is country specific) in order to work in the clinical space. (more…)

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Hollard and Melcom Celebrate Five Thousand Policies in Two Years of Partnership

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Hollard and Melcom Celebrate Five Thousand Policies in two years of partnership. Since partnering to make insurance more accessible to Ghanaians through a Shop and Insure initiative, insurance group Hollard Ghana, with subsidiaries Hollard Insurance and Hollard Life, is marking two years of partnership with retail giant, Melcom. (more…)

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Fascinated by the new HUAWEI nova Y70? We answer all your questions here!

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Huawei’s latest HUAWEI nova Y70 has done something amazing that not many other entry-level phones on the market can brag about. It has put together so many solid features on a single device but at an attractive price. The phone comes with an incredible 6000mAh battery, an expansive 6.75-inch display, a great trio of cameras, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about this new smartphone.

How long can we expect the battery to last on a single charge?

As you already know, the HUAWEI nova Y70 comes with a huge 6000mAh battery. That’s huge even for a 2022 smartphone. The benefit of having such a big battery is that it can last for 3 days on a single full charge. What’s even more amazing is that it supports 22.5W HUAWEI SuperCharge to help you fill-up the large battery in no time. You will be hard-pressed to find such an amazing combination at this price point.

Read Also: HUAWEI nova Y70: The Smartest Choice For Entry-Level Smartphones In Ghana This 2022

Is the display good for gaming and watching movies?

The HUAWEI nova Y70 features a large 6.75-inch HUAWEI FullView Display that’s great for watching videos. The high screen to body ratio of 90.26% also helps you focus on the content leaving little around the screen to distract you. The phone also adopts a classic flat screen with a single punch hole in the middle to present a simple yet stylish design.

For gamers, the smartphone’s screen also supports an industry-leading 10-point Multi-touch technology to provide a fast response time even when using multi-finger gestures. To reduce the burden on the eyes, HUAWEI nova Y70 also features smart dimming, a luminous screen, an e-book mode, as well as a video quality enhancement feature to further improve the visual experience.

How good are the cameras on the HUAWEI nova Y70?

If you are looking for a smartphone with great cameras to explore your creativity, then the HUAWEI nova Y70’s AI Triple Camera is all you need. It features a 48MP High-res Main Camera, a 120° 5MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera and a 2MP Depth Camera. Thanks to the f/1.8 aperture of the 48MP High-res Main Camera, it allows for more light when shooting resulting in clean-looking photos. Coupled with the optimised Huawei algorithms, HUAWEI nova Y70 greatly enhances the quality of captured images, ensuring every shot is of optimal quality, even when taking pictures against the light.

The 5MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera helps you easily fit more content in one frame. The 2MP Depth Camera works with the innovative bokeh algorithm to blur the background, allowing your subject to stand out. The 8MP front camera also supports the bokeh effect to blur the background when taking selfies. Huawei’s AI Beauty algorithm can capture selfies in crisp detail with a natural beautifying effect and intelligently improve issues like image sharpness and digital noise to preserve details in your selfies.

What does the 128GB of storage space mean in real-life usage?

The 128GB storage capacity on the HUAWEI nova Y70 is going to be sufficient for the vast majority of people out there. To put it into perspective, you will easily be able to store up to 170 episodes of a drama series, 20,000 high-quality songs and over 60 HD movies on the phone. However, the phone caters even to those heavy users who need extra storage. The HUAWEI nova Y70 supports up to 512GB storage capacity when using MicroSD cards, allowing them to store everything they want in their phone. It is also equipped with EROFTS super file compression technology to easily download your favourite songs, videos, and games.

The trusted, innovative, user-friendly and secure AppGallery is available on the HUAWEI nova Y70, where users can easily navigate, explore, find and download a wide range of high-quality apps.

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