Talented Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has shared that she had to remove her uterus in order to live a normal life after being diagnosed with Adenomyosis, a condition whereby the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus, three years ago.
Nse Etim who spoke yesterday, May 11th, at an event which held in Lekki, Lagos, and tagged, ‘’Conversation with Nse’, had no script, no direction, no takes or retakes.” added that tears rolled down her cheek but her husband was right beside her and has been standing for her all along.
“I was told I couldn’t have kids,” she said to the now sombre audience.
“And so, I had to have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to make me have a life again and to stop going through what I was going through. And I’m literarily telling women and men, it really doesn’t matter if you can’t bear children. What really matters is what you would do for the world, for the universe.”
“Tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand. It was reassuring there was someone there and it was telling me that this is a reality, my reality.”
“I didn’t think there was any point anymore because my society taught me that I have to be a mother to be appreciated and every time I went online, I would have one troll or two say ‘you never born?’
“But I’m thankful that that didn’t break me.”
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