Prince Harry says experimental drug therapies cleared 'the misery of loss'CBS, 60 Minutes
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A mum had told how pregnancy brought on a "terrifying" rare condition - which made her go BLIND. Amie Bridson, 36, woke up one morning and found her vision had gone completely. She rushed to get medical help and thankfully her sight returned after three days. But Amie's C-section then triggered the condition again. This meant she spent weeks post-pregnancy with distorted vision and now, three years later, she still has issues. Amie said: "Doctors told me I'd developed this unexplained medical condition which predominantly impacts my sight. "I've had to deal with it ever since." Amie, from Chester, went to sleep on Christmas Day in 2019 completely fine. But the next morning she woke up blind. The mum-of-two recalls desperately rubbing her eyes and splashing them with water in the hope her vision would return. She spent the whole of Boxing Day unable to see, before making an emergency appointment with the opticians the next day. It was there that Amie was informed if she didn't go to hospital within the next few hours she'd be blind forever. Amie, a business manager, said: "The whole of Boxing Day I couldn't see a thing. "So we went to the opticians the first thing the next morning. "They told me the optic nerve in the back of my eye was severely swollen, and the intercranial pressure was causing sight loss. "But they didn't know why - all they knew was I needed to go to hospital immediately, so they rung me an ambulance. "And it's their initial diagnosis which ultimately saved my sight." Amie underwent multiple scans and a lumber puncture at hospital. The tests confirmed the high pressure in her skull from excess cerebrospinal fluid. And she was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intercranial Hypertension (IIH). Doctors believe this could have resulted from Amie's increased hormones during pregnancy - but they can't say for sure. She regained her vision three days later after surgeons regulated the pressure in her skull. But her C-section in April 2020 triggered the condition again and Amie's vison became bent and distorted for weeks. Three years later she is still battling the effects of her IIH diagnosis. Son Oscar, now three, was born without any other complications. She said: "I was told I needed a C-section as the pushing that comes with regular birth would exert too much pressure on my brain. "But during the operation I felt my vision going again and suddenly everything I was looking at was at a right angle. "We were unable to leave the ward as it was the height of Covid, and the heat was unbearable as they had no air conditioning on to try and stop the spread of covid. "It was the most horrific experience of my life, and my sight stayed like that for two weeks after. "The doctors were able to release the pressure again and I was eventually discharged, but the effects of IIH are permanent. "It's like living with a brain tumour without actually having a tumour, and at the moment there's no cure. "The constant symptoms are a loud drumming and pulsing in the ear, pressure headaches, fullness in the head, neck ache, and balance issues. "I've returned to hospital twice since when it's felt like my vision was going again, but was told both times to just wait it out. "IIH effects less than two percent of the population, and I want to share my story to raise awareness, and support others suffering from this life-changing condition." To find out more information about IIH visit https://www.iih.org.uk.
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At a hospital in northwest Syria, Osama Abdel Hamid was holding back tears as he recalled on Monday the massive earthquake that toppled his home just hours earlier."We were fast asleep when we felt a huge earthquake," Abdel Hamid told AFP at Al-Rahma hospital in Idlib province, where he was being treated for a head injury.The 7.8-magnitude pre-dawn quake, whose epicentre was near the Turkish city of Gaziantep, wiped out entire sections of cities in Turkey and war-ravaged Syria, killing more than 1,200 people in their sleep.When it shook the Abdel Hamid family's home in the village of Azmarin, near Syria's border with Turkey, "I woke up my wife and children and we ran towards the exit door," the man said."We opened the door, and suddenly the entire building collapsed."Within moments, Abdel Hamid found himself under the rubble of the four-storey building.All of his neighbours died, but the family made it out alive."The walls collapsed over us, but my son was able to get out," Abdel Hamid said. "He started screaming and people gathered around, knowing there were survivors, and they pulled us out from under the rubble."They were taken to the hospital in Darkush, a town several kilometres (miles) to the south along the Turkish border.The facility soon had to take in patients far beyond its capacity and received at least 30 dead bodies.An AFP photographer saw multiple ambulances arriving at Al-Rahma one after the other, carrying casualties including many children."The situation is bad," said Majid Ibrahim, general surgeon at the hospital, where by the late morning some 150 people injured in the quake had arrived."A lot of people are still under the debris of the buildings," he told AFP."We need urgent help for the area, especially medical help."- Many 'still trapped' -At least 592 people were killed across the war-torn country, the Syrian government and rescue workers said.The official news agency SANA, citing the health ministry, said at least 371 people were killed and 1,089 injured in government-controlled areas.The White Helmets rescue group said at least 221 were killed and 419 injured in rebel-held areas, and cautioned "the toll may increase as many families are still trapped."In one crowded hospital room, injured people were lying on beds, some with bandages on their heads and others treated for fractures and bruises.On one of the beds, a boy whose head was covered in a bandage was sleeping next to another patient.And in another room, a young girl was crying as she received an injection, her hand in a cast.Mohammad Barakat, 24, was being treated for a broken leg."I took my children and got out of the house," recalled the father of four, lying in bed with wounds covering parts of his face."My house is an old one, and construction is very old," he told AFP."So I got scared it might collapse on us. The walls of the neighbouring houses began collapsing when we were out in the street."- Worse than war -The earthquake hit near Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey at 04:17 am (0117 GMT) at a depth of about 17.9 kilometres (11 miles), the US Geological Survey said.Tremors were also felt in Lebanon and Cyprus, AFP correspondents said.In the town of Sarmada, in the countryside of Idlib province, a block of buildings had been levelled. The remains of solar panels and water tanks as well as mattresses and blankets were scattered above the ruins.An AFP photographer saw rescue workers start to clear the rubble and remove big pieces of concrete in the hope of finding survivors.Anas Habbash said he "ran down the stairs like crazy", carrying his son and ushering his pregnant wife outside of the apartment building in the northern city of Aleppo."Once we got to the street, we saw dozens of families in shock and fear," the 37-year-old told AFP.Some knelt down to pray and other started crying "as if it were judgement day"."I haven't had that feeling all through the years of the war" in Syria since 2011, Habbash said."This was much more difficult than shells and bullets."ohk-mam/lar/ami/dv
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