- Toke Makinwa recently revealed she underwent surgery
- The media personality and author spoke on how she had 12 fibroids removed from her body
- She also offered to help one woman who is currently suffering from the ailment
If you’ve been wondering why Toke Makinwa has been missing from public view in recent times, the famous media personality revealed that she recently had surgery to remove fibroids from her body.
Writing via Instagram, Toke detailed how 12 fibroids were removed from her body. She decided to go for the surgery after years of dodging. As a result of her experience, she announced a plan to help one woman suffering from the ailment.
According to obgyn.ucla.edu, fibroids, also known as uterine myomas, leiomyomas, or fibromas, are firm, compact tumors that are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that develop in the uterus. It is estimated that between 20 to 50 percent of women of reproductive age have fibroids, although not all are diagnosed.
Read Toke’s post below:
“12 was the number of Fibroids I had taken out of me on the 3rd of April. Since I opened up about my surgery I have had so many people reach out to me with various questions, I have also read from so many people who have gone through the same procedure. It’s such a crazy experience, I don’t wish it on anyone. My road to recovery has been one of grace and I’m thankful for it all. God has really just done the most.
Thank you all for the prayers, the lovely messages, they kept me going❤️
I know a lot of people are scared of surgery and most importantly scared of getting surgery of any kind done back home in Nigeria. I was one of them, It took me years to brave up, I managed and managed and things were not getting better, I’ll meet with my doctor, schedule an appointment and run away.
Please note, not all cases of fibroids require surgery, it’s quite popular among black women and if it doesn’t bother you, if it’s not obstructing anything pls don’t go the surgery route. I’m not a doctor, I only share my experience to help anyone out there dealing with it, first thing is to see your doctor, I’ve been asked questions like is it safe?
It is only God that can guarantee our safety. I have decided to support one lucky female dealing with this ailment, I wish I could do more but I’m comforted knowing there will be #1lesswoman dealing with issues of fibroids so if you know anyone who desperately needs the surgery and for some reason cannot afford to get it done, pls send us an email -Tokemakinwa@gmail.com.”
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