Former Kiss TV Presenter Grace Msalame has shared her experience two weeks after undergoing surgery.
According to Ms Msalame, she was in hospital for the surgical removal of fibroids that were causing her pain during her periods.
The media personality mentioned that for the whole of this year, she had been experiencing heavy periods that could last for more than a week which prompted her to go for a checkup.
“Two weeks post my fibroid removal surgery grateful to be walking around abit slowly(very slowly);being able to drive this week is truly by the Grace of God coz my desire was to go back to business as usual so all I can do is thank God My Doctor asked me why I haven’t blogged about my experience I simply just wasn’t ready but this may help someone… I had an abdominal myomectomy open surgery because it was quite large with other little ones.” reads part of Grace.
She added that while struggling with fibroids, she used to get bloated to an extend of looking pregnant.
“What were the symptoms? Well this whole year I’ve had very heavy periods lasting a week plus until my anemia levels dropped to 9 almost 8 normal levels is at least 12 even though I’ve been working hard to boost my iron levels with our #GetYourIronUp Campaign little did I know I was loosing way too much blood so I had to treat that first then go in for surgery. Another symptom that can drive you crazy is how bloated you get sometimes even look Months pregnant Even after the surgery the swelling has taken time to go down but today there was a visible difference though I am still conscious until full recovery,” she said.
However, Msalame stated that, her family had a fibroids history.
“Fibroids are very common with us black women in fact I discovered that all the women from my late Dads side of the family have all had it so it can be genetic but no direct cause is linked to the growths. Healthy diet, exercise, good BMI all go a long way but doctors have told me that even the healthiest of women still get it so it really is unknown but my doctor is of the opine that the Uterus is made to create life so when one takes long gaps between having children or takes too long to have kids they have higher chances of getting them! So me and my 7yr gap someone tell the Mr my womb is ready On a serious note I’m so grateful to my doctor the hospital that took such good care of me of course my family& friends your love is a gift that reminds me of Gods Goodness. AsanteBig lesson 2018! In all things Give Thanx. Ata kwa haya nashukuru Mola for He is the knower of all.”