I'm alive oo and completely fine now and I've missed blogging, so so much. I have received so many well wish messages, emails, comments on Instagram and even a couple of tweets these past few weeks, it has been virtually overwhelming sometimes. If you you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the picture of me and my pink cannula that I put up about 3 weeks ago.
To cut every story that might ensue short, I had a Total Thyroidectomy (Ogbodogbo Oyibo). For those of us that do not know what that is, it is the surgical removal of all your thyroid glands. I noticed that I had swelling at the base of my neck a while back and when I did, I went straight to see the doctors. I did all the necessary tests, three times! once in Lagos, another time in Enugu just to make sure and a third time in the UK just before the surgery. The results all showed that it was not toxic or harmful which goiters could be at times but I was also told that it was most likely going to get bigger. Well it did, and in a rate that I didn't quite anticipate and it also hurt sometimes so it had to go.
As most of you could tell from the the first picture, I still have a scar. I had the surgery done on the 19th of last month so the scar is literately less than a month old. It is going to go down with time though so it doesn't bother me. I know people who have done this surgery in the past and looking at them now, you would not even know if they didn't bother to tell you. The surgery went smoothly but that didn't surprise me because I know my God. With this surgery, your vocal cords could get a bit bruised, nothing permanent so my voice is still a bit raspy but that too will completely change with time. I have a slightly deep voice that might sound deeper in upcoming voice overs so don't say that I didn't warn you.
Before I go I just wanted to let you guys know that it is important to check out any swelling that you feel in your neck area. Mine was immediately obvious to me because I had always had a skinny neck and and also because the swelling was more to the side than in the center. An aunty who is related to me by marriage went along with me to the hospital on the day that I decided to check it out. While the doctor was attending to me, he conversationally told us that 1 out 5 women in Nigeria have some sort of thyroid swelling and most of them don't even know it. While he was talking then and there he told her to raise her neck and tilt it to the side and bam! there it was and she didn't even know it! It is important that you go straight to the doctor if you notice anything because goiters can be toxic sometimes and if you don't know, it could affect a lot of things, even fertility so sometimes a fat/broad neck neck is not really a fat/broad neck.
Thank you all so much for all the wonderful get well wishes and comments, God will keep blessing you all for me.xx
P.S - I have a lot of reviews coming up soon so you guys should please keep checking this space!
"I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for." Jeremiah 29:11