Being ill is no fun. It’s often painful, tiring and worrisome. However, it can get worse when your treatments don’t seem work the way they should.
South Korean YouTuber Aori (아옳이) gave fans a shock when she posted some rather disturbing photos. The YouTuber was covered in bruises! She claimed it was from a medical treatment, but that didn’t help matters much. Especially since her husband Seo Joo Won (서주원) had some choice words for the hospital which treated her.
On Saturday (9th October), Aori (real name Kim Min-young, 김민영) posted a few photos on Instagram to break some bad news to her followers. Her first photo showed her resting on a mat. It was perfectly normal, save for the caption which read: “(The) other photos may be a little disgusting. If you’re not comfortable, please don’t look at them.” The reason for her warning soon became clear. All the other photos showed Aori with patches of bruises all over her body. A close up on her legs looked like someone had brutally taken to them with a hammer!
Thankfully, Aori included an explanation with the photos. She stated that she had been sick for a while as she was experiencing chronic inflammation. Prior to her posting, Aori had been advised by a doctor to take an injection meant to help her symptoms. However, shortly after her shot, bruises started spreading all over her body. She was left in pain as her condition did not improve at all.
The YouTuber added that the photos she took that day were better than her condition last week. Ouch! Aori had been intending to hide her condition as she wanted to present “a healthy and good side”. Sadly, her condition had pushed her work schedule back and she owed her fans an explanation. “The bruising (is from) my fingertips to my toes, to what extent could I possible hide?” she asked.
Aori reassured her fans that she was fine. Her condition is shocking but she remained optimistic, even joking about how she feels like “a human wearing a leopard print”. “It feel like I’m wearing clothes without clothes,” she quipped. However, her husband, Joo Won, was unhappy with the hospital. Apparently, when the couple returned to them for help, the hospital director shouted at them.
“It may not be a medical accident or a side effect (of the treatment), but if you haven’t seen any of these symptoms before you should at least (consider) it,” Joo Won snapped. Also, the director claimed that he had let his daughter stop Aori’s bleeding because she was a fan of Aori’s. Needless to say, Joo Won was incredulous. “What sort of hospital allows unrelated people to participate in the medical process to stop the bleeding?” he asked. “Can you bear the consequences?” He ended his rant with a harsh: “Money isn’t a problem, you bastards.”
Fans were very supportive of the couple. They expressed their dismay and indignance at the hospital’s reaction and wished Aori well in recovery. Some even left medical suggestions, hoping to help the couple even just a little.
It must have been a difficult time for both Joo Won and Aori. We hope the YouTuber is steadily recovering. We also hope they find a new hospital to get treatment from! It’s one thing when the treatment doesn’t work, it’s another when the hospital won’t even consider something went wrong.