“I Did All the Fasting and Prayers but They Didn’t Get Better” – Toke Makinwa Recounts Her 7 Year Ordeal with Fibroids


Fibroids are the most frequently seen tumors of the female reproductive system. While it is not clearly known what causes fibroids, it is believed that each tumor develops from an abnormal muscle cell in the uterus, which multiplies quickly because of the influence of estrogen.

Media personality, Toke Makinwa opened up about her struggles with fibroid, living in denial and eventually going for surgery and her experience with post surgery.

She said,

I’ve been battling fibroids for about 6 going on 7 years. I was diagnosed 7 years ago and its been one hell of a ride. So, I finally decided to do something about the situation this year because it was getting to a point where it was beginning to affect me. I was in a lot of pain, I couldn’t sit up properly, it was beginning to push against certain organs inside of me and it was just nasty and total disaster.

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They do not bother you. Doctors would often tell you not to bother yourself about it if you are not experiencing excessive bleeding, backaches or they are not obstructing anything in there.

From ‘ok, you have fibroid to its growing. From two, it became four, from four, it became five and then, six.’ And I’ll have to wear like undergarments and waist cinchers just to make sure that I don’t look bloated or pregnant because I don’t want to have surgery.

I go to Mountain of Fire, so, I’ve been through every church service and had all the communion and done all the fasting and praying but they wouldn’t get better.

It was literally the size of a football and it was out there protruding. If you’re like me and you’re scared of going under the knife, it can be quite terrible experience but it was successful.

About post surgery

I feel like healing starts from the mind because no one wants to go through surgery. It’s a depressing experience, no matter how optimistic you are, the thought of you depending on another person to get by makes you really grateful for life.

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The little things you take for granted, the fact that you can go to the bathroom yourself, go to bed yourself, roll over and bend and pick up anything and all of a sudden, you realise that you need all the help that you can get.

Mine was five weeks. For another person, it could be something else. It could be very easy to slip into a bit of depression and sadness. It could also be a very interesting time of your life.

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  1. Kate Micheal Ogbemudia

    Kate Micheal Ogbemudia

    April 26, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    It can only be God, I’m a living testimony!

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