fter a long recovery battle from an operation to remove her fibroids, TV and Radio star Relebogile Mabotja decided not to speak about the ops because she hadn’t really dealt with it emotionally!
All these chilling details were revealed in a recent cover-shoot Relebogile Mabotja did with Batswadi Magazine.
“That operation in 2016 was a lot for me. I was consulting different doctors and I eventually reached a point where I was in so much pain that I needed an operation to remove my fibroids. After a long recovery battle, I came back and decided not to speak about it because I hadn’t really dealt with it emotionally. I was in the hospital for almost three months and I was living there and it was quite a traumatic experience for me”, she tells the Batswadi Magazine.
According to the article, Relebogile Mabotja’s fibroids returned, as if with a vengeance, at a time when she was thinking of having children.
Because life doesn’t always go the way we plan, Relebogile’s fibroids returned, as if with a vengeance, at a time when she was thinking a lot about having children. After her doctor let her know about her returned fibroids, he noted that they were also growing and felt there was a medical need to operate. However, with Relebogile being asthmatic and having other pre-existing conditions, the operation was put on hold until they could revisit it in January/February, depending on the state of the pandemic and lockdown regulations.
According to the Magazine, pregnant women with fibroids can face a lot of challenges while carrying, including severe pain, bleeding, miscarriage and placenta abruption. As a result, Relebogile’s doctor strongly advised against her getting pregnant until her fibroids had been taken out. She was therefore in a state of shock and panic when she found out that she was pregnant, despite taking the necessary precautionary measures. She thought about being forced to terminate the pregnancy, but her doctor was determined to help.
“No,” the doctor said, according to Relebogile, “when you’re on the radio, do I tell you what songs to play? No? So let me do my job. Let me do my job and worry. It will be tricky, but let me do the worrying. We’re having a baby!”
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Fibroids are tumors made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue. They develop in the uterus. It is estimated that 70 to 80 percent of women will develop fibroids in their lifetime — however, not everyone will develop symptoms or require treatment. – UCLA HEALTH.