Actress, Uche Elendu recounts battle with endometriosis
By Patricia Uyeh
On Instagram, Nollywood actress Uche Elendu recounted her battle with endometriosis; a medical condition that has to do with the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causes pelvic pain that is usually associated with menstruation.
She took time to share her testimony of the birth of her daughter, Osinachi. Here is what she wrote:
“Once upon a time, 1-year ago my life was lit up with a light so bright and my story changed to the glory of the Almighty God…
Osinachi is your name because u r truly from God.
My miracle baby, a child that defied all medical results and was conceived, a child that beat “Endometriosis” and saved her mother from daily torture of pain and painkillers.
”This is my Testimony:
I suffered endo for 7 years and I went through the most painful years of my life, taking Voltaren for pain every day of my life, travelling all around the world seeking medical treatment. Hmmmmn..
My gynaecologist in south Africa said to me “Uche, endometriosis has no cure, there’s no guarantee that it won’t grow back after this surgery”.
”Imagine a doctor saying this to u in the recovery room of a just concluded surgery.
Oh God, I was shattered, and true to her word, 1 month after I got back to Nigeria it started again and I went back to my misery.
The pain of knowing u can’t conceive again, the pain of taking different sorts of medicine both herbal and orthodox to dry up the growth, the pain of going through excruciating pain in your stomach everyday.
Hmmmn.. I was all alone in this or so I thought until my father called me one day and said Nneoma have u laid this problem before God?
And then I remembered I AM NOT ALONE, I went on my knees and cried and prayed and fasted and called upon the king of kings and the Lord of lords.
I won’t forget to appreciate my daddy @bishopisaacidahosa who stood by me in prayers. It was as if my world was upside down. My daughter kept saying to me mummy when am I gonna have a sister?
All my classmates have sisters, and this I always presented to God.. My best friend @benedictjohnson1 introduced me to Kedi and I started taking the drugs, I also travelled to the US for another surgery.
”Hmm on my arrival at the hospital in the US, I paid my bills and was scheduled for surgery, my vitals and other tests were carried out.
I went home and came back the next day to be operated on only for the doctor to call me into his office and say to me, “Uche when was your last period and I said last week and he said ok sorry we have to do a confirmation test on you” and I said confirm what ?and he is like “I’ll See you in 30mins”.
Then I went to give my blood sample and waited to be called in. I went into that office again and the doctor said to me “Uche, this is a rare case”.
My heart raced I was scared of what he wanted to say, and then he said “you are 10 weeks PREGNANT!!!”
OMG how??? when?? where??all I could say was JESUS!!! but I’ve been seeing my regular periods and the Lord spoke to me and said “I am that I am.. I do what I say I will do, for your sake I have broken protocols, I make impossibilities possible!!!hehehehe..
”I dialled my dad’s number immediately and told him the news and he said to me “The God I serve has never let me down”. The doctor facilitated my refund and i was registered for antenatal instead of laparoscopic excision!!!!! To be continued #part2 #mytestimony #miraclebaby #1-100yrs #childofsignsandwonders.”
Photo credit: Instagram @ucheelendu