STAND ALONE MARRATIVEADDICTION:...
I hope this meets you well. Don't mind my typing errors ooo.
I am in such a bad and terrible state right now. We are orphans, I and my big brother but mum provides everything we could ever need. My brother is addicted to tramadol.
It all started in the year 2014, my elder brother was working on the Island and doing very well for him self, we were proud of him and he was one hell of a cute guy but one day he came home and told us he was sacked from work.
I, my mum and my step-dad asked what led to his dismissal but he just told us a story and mum welcomed him back home with open arms.
One night, mum called and told me that something happened to him ooo, when I got there I was told he had seizures, I was like seizures ke. Mum is a good Christan so she took the matter as a spiritual attack, she became a prayer warrior and I saw my mum emaciate greatly due to prayer and fasting.
Three weeks after the first seizure attack, he had another. Mum was crying thinking her first son was going to die but after about 10 minutes of violent jerking, he became conscious again then I started suspecting epilepsy but this is a guy that has never had epilepsy before so that thought died. Remember he wasn't working again so mum was responsible for his upkeep and pocket money. Whenever we suggested we take him to a hospital he would decline saying he knows what is happening to him.
We received a call one day that he had fallen down at the bus stop. Chai! see shame but we went there and carried him home, it was that day he told mum that tramadol is the reason for all that's happening to him. My pity for him turned into anger immediately, mum was crying me sef forming strong man joined her crying then my brother promised he was going to stop taking tramadol. Mum decided to help find him a job, he got the job but after a week, mum received a call from his boss asking why she brought someone with epilepsy to his hotel, he had another seizure there. That was how he lost that job.
The seizures became a regular visitor to my brother every 3 weeks, he became a shadow of his former self, so lean and even started to wear my clothes because he had no clothes again. We all begged him to stop even my mum and step dad but he wouldn't bulge and this started causing quarrel between my parents.
My mum smiles and tries to behave that every thing is cool but deep down I know she isn't happy. She is filled with sadness knowing that her first son has turned to a problem and source of concern to her.
Please anyone reading this taking tramadol should
stop oo because the after effect is so bad.
This is his number 090********, l am not asking for anything from anyone but someone should just call him to tell him mum loves him so much that if not for anything but because of the sacrifices she has made and being a widow at 24 and having to do many kinds of job for us to survive. He has brought her lots of pain and tears. #our case is different.
*I took out the number,I dont think it is a good idea to expose him to strange phone calls.
Please if you are reading this and can help her brother fight the addiction,please drop your contact in the comment section,I will enable it for her to be able to contact you.