Actress Ini Dima-Okojie in a video shares story of her battle with fibroid

By Emeh Joy

Nollywood actress, Ini Dima-Okojie has shared a video revealing that she was diagnosed with fibroid in 2017.

The actress, Dima-Okojie, allayed her fans and friends' fears as she affirmed that she is currently recovering from the fibroid surgery she recently underwent.

After uploading a video which chronicled her struggle with fibroid, Ini Dima-Okojie captioned the video;

"My journey with fibroid. Hey guys, I know it's been a minute! I want to share something quite personal with you, but I think It's important because this is something that apparently affects about 6-8 in every black women, but no one talks about it".

She added in the video post that she was scared when the doctors announced in 2017 that she had fibroid. The first gynaecologist she saw advised that gets married quickly, she said.

"Anyway, fast forward to March 2020, the bulge on my lower belly had gotten bigger, and my new gynaecologist advised I take out the fibroids", Ini Dima-Okojie added.

Actress Ini Dima-Okojie noted that the COVID-19 pandemic stalled the surgery plan; meanwhile, she continued exercising, clean dieting and consuming herbs.

"Now, fast forward to November, the bulge in my tummy had now increased significantly so I decided to go do another pelvic scan and was told I had to get an MRI because the fibroids were now bigger than what the ultrasound machine could adequately measure.

"Bottom line, I had to have the surgery as soon as possible. I had the surgery, and I'm now healing slowly but surely. I just want to thank God almighty for showing up and showing out for me!"

Actress Ini Dima-Okojie didn't hesitate to thank her family, friends, doctors and everyone who stood by her during her trying days with the fibroid.

She also encouraged women who are currently dealing with fibroid. "To the women out there dealing with fibroids.

"I know what a lonely road it can be not to talk of the pain and discomfort, and then there are the ignorant 'congrats on your pregnancy' comments to deal with.

"It's okay they don't know any better. I want you to know that my DMs are opened to you. If you wan t to ask questions, talk oven just rant. I'll respond once I get stronger".

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